Men’s Table returns to Sale

The Men’s Table will be returning to Sale on Monday to continue its purpose of supporting men’s mental health and community.

Local groups meet as a discrete Men’s Table once a month to share a meal and a drink, and talk about the highs and lows of their lives in a safe and judgement-free environment.

For the men in attendance, there is no fee or membership charged by The Men’s Table organisation; it’s just the cost of their meal and a drink.

Bill Karametos, Regional Host at Men’s Table, said the organisation had conducted an information night, what they call an “Entree”, in Sale and Traralgon earlier in the year.

“Currently we have six men in Sale and four men in Traralgon meeting on a monthly basis to share a meal and talk openly about their feelings, and the highs and lows that are impacting their lives and well-being,” Mr Karametos said.

“We encourage all men who are interested to jump onto The Men’s Table website at Entree VIC – The Men’s Table (themenstable.org).”

When they attend, they will meet other men, listen to The Men’s Table’s fundamentals and then they will be contacted on whether they want to continue or not.

“By getting Sale and Traralgon a healthy Table it will join Warragul and Drouin as having a Table in the Gippsland region,” Mr Karametos said.

“For the men who attend it is a safe space to speak openly without judgement with a like-minded group of good men. They share our own stories, confident that no one will try to fix or advise us, knowing that our open listening is valuable and welcomed.

“This level of connection goes beyond the superficial level common in most male banter, and intentionally dives deeper.

“I look forward to meeting more Gippsland men in the near future,” Mr Karametos said.

This event will take place on Monday, September 11 at the Star Hotel. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

For more information, head to themenstable.org/saleentree-sep11/