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    Longley Men's Table Entree - Tuesday 14 May 2024

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    Men's Table Entree

    Tuesday 14 MayΒ 2024

    6:00 pm for 6:30Β sharp - 8:30 pm


    An introduction to The Men's Table,Β for men interested in being part of a localΒ Men’s Table.

    "It really gives me a sense of belonging - I feel a part of something" - James,Β Entree attendee

    "A chance to have a differentΒ kind of conversation with men from the normal one down at the pub or at work" - Carlos,Β Entree attendee

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    The Men's TableΒ Entree is an introduction to The Men’s Table through a relaxed and conversational meal.Β 

    The Entree event is a chance to meet other men, and toΒ learn about how a Table works which willΒ you decide whether you'd like to be part ofΒ a local Men’s Table.

    This event will introduce new men with the aim of starting a new Longley Men's Table.Β 

    It willΒ be hosted by aΒ a long standing member of other Men's Tables,Β who will share their experiences from their Table, and responding to your questions, concerns and ideas.


    What is the Men’s Table?

    The Men’s Table is all about men serving men. The first Men's Table (MT1) began in 2011 with 12 men who have met once a month for dinner and ever since. It is now growing to become a national charity.

    There are now approximately 200 Tables nationally, and 20 Tables in Tasmania.Β 

    The Men’s Table creates a unique environment for men to share openly about their lives, their challenges, their highs and lows with a group of men who they learn to know, like and trust.

    There's never been a better time to get connected andΒ be part of buildingΒ community. It's healthy to show emotions and share feelings, and it is time we freed men from outdated masculine norms.Β 

    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.Β 

    Belonging to a Men’s Table contributes to mental, emotional and social well-being whilst being a powerful support to individual members journeys through life.Β 

    Each Men’s Table is a reflects the needs and personalities of its members, established aroundΒ aΒ simple set of guidelines learnedΒ from MT1 and subsequent Tables.Β To remain healthy functioning and long lasting groups, all Tables are supported by the Kitchen, a central office.


    What can youΒ expect from a typical Men’s Table evening? Β 

    Men gain a great deal from sharing and hearing other men’s experiences of life.Β Each Men's TableΒ group will have its own approach which can change over time. A typical evening often includes:

    • Chatting, catching up as people arrive.
    • At 6:30pm, A brief check in.
    • As men feel ready, a man shares what is happening for him. This can be anything from moments of joy, happiness, pride, challenges and or obstacles, how things are in relationships, work and friendships, the past, future, sadness, grief. The topics are as wide and varied as men’s life experiences. Confidentiality is important and it is up to a man if he shares that evening.
    • As men share they are listened to and accepted; questions are generally not asked, unless the man would like input at the end.Β 
    • 'Fixing' of other men after they've shared about their lives is actively discouraged, even though most men want to jump in and offer adviceΒ 
    • Men share from their direct experience, speaking for themselves.

    You will get a great overview of how it works at the Entree event.Β  The Entree is an opportunity to meet other men who are thinking of joining and to see if the Men’s Table is a fitΒ for you. Β 

    Here is a link to the website to find out more.Β https://themenstable.org

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    The Men's Table is a registered charity.Β There is no membership fee to be part of a Table; it's a grass roots activity driven by local men in the community

    If you're interested in being a part of The Men's Table but can't make this date and would like to be kept abreast of future gatherings, let us know by emailing david.puls@themenstable.orgΒ 

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    For more information, contact:

    David - 0412 126 006

    In the Kitchen (office) of the Men's Table

    david.puls@themenstable.orgΒ 

    https://themenstable.org


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