The first Mens Table (MT1) began when 3 blokes over a coffee started talking about their struggles with the black dog.. namely depression. They realised that it didn’t come easily or naturally to reach out to others, and that they didn’t have a group of men they felt connected with to share how they felt. A call was put out and initially 15 men showed up for the next couple of months. They set their meeting date as 3rd Wednesday of the month. Within the first 6 months, 12 men committed to sticking around and growing old together. 11 of the original men are still at MT1, and another bloke joined them.