Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

National men’s mental health and suicide prevention charity, The Men’s Table, has launched its  150th Table in Inverell.  

The Men’s Table has been helping men in  communities across the country to strengthen connection and conversation, along the way  improving men’s mental and emotional wellbeing, reducing loneliness and social isolation, and  busting the myth that ‘men don’t talk.’ Working closely with the Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network, The Men’s Table have established Tables in Armidale, Glen Innes, Tamworth, and Narrabri, with plans to launch more in Tenterfield and Gunnedah. 

HNECC PHN Chief Executive Officer, Richard Nankervis, said they encouraged all men who want to expand their social circle and enjoy deeper conversations, to come and sit at a Table.

“The Men’s Table creates a sense of  belonging, community, peer support and camaraderie that is lacking for many men, even for some who already have a group of mates.” 

The Men’s Table Regional Host, Anthony Garnham says the group started organising in November last year.

“It’s a credit to this group of men who have shown commitment to each other and their community to work at building this Table over time.”  

“Building Tables in small towns is not easy and we’re thrilled they now have enough men regularly  attending to claim their Table as MT150.” 

Men interested in joining The  Men’s Table can find out more at: www.themenstable.org

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