Hi- my name is Steve and I kickstarted Men Let’s Talk back in November at a time when I saw a lot of men in my immediate circles and networks struggling and needing a space to offload and meet others facing similar challenges, lived experiences and general struggles.
We run a weekly Zoom check-in every Tuesday at 6pm. These sessions have covered everything from informal get togethers that offer some peer to peer support, to emotional rollercoasters that have left us feeling that little bit lighter and with a little less weight on our shoulders.
Show our vulnerable side
Share our thoughts
Rant without judgment
Learn and empathise
Become a community
I’ve been going along to Steve’s Men Let’s Talk sessions for about 5 months now and I love it!
I’ve historically been really crap about talking to other fellas, and have a tendency to keep things to myself when I’m not feeling great, and the sessions have been really good practice at just being open and honest about the good stuff and the bad stuff.
It’s a real mix of people, and Steve is a great host – funny, chatty, warm and welcoming. Some weeks we’ve got a particular ‘prompt’ question to kick around, sometimes it’s just sharing whatever’s going on in our lives.
I really miss it on the weeks I can’t do it, and I’ve made some good friends through it. If you want a non-judgemental, supportive group of male friends to have a natter to once a week, I say – just do it!
Steve – thank you
Maybe you are feel like…
Whatever it is, however you’re feeling…Come as you are, to listen, to share, or just to see what we’re about and listen in?
I’d love to see you take the first step and rest assured, we’re as friendly as they come!
If you feel inspired by our group and you have a couple of pennies going spare I’d love it if you’d want to contribute to our GoFundMe and help this service reach more men just like us!
I’m hoping with these contributions that I can continue to invest in Men Let’s Talk and get the word out there so we can better help and better support each other, as well as opening up the arena for more men to have access to this informal check-in and space to offload.
“Sometimes its emotional, sometimes it’s a laugh and sometimes its educational. But with it is constantly, is a small community of men helping support each other”.