Men’s Table Comes To Town

Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter men are being encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and open themselves up to conversations they may not normally have when The Men’s Table launches in the region later this month.

Anthony Granham is the regional host coordinating the Muswellbrook and Scone events and he said things like footy, horses and cars are off the table.

“It’s about sharing the highs and lows of your lives, and just having those different types of conversations that are really helpful for the men but then also helpful for the broader community,” he said.

From being new to the area, to relationships ending, finishing up work or any range of reasons that may have blokes finding themselves looking for someone to have a chat with, The Men’s Table is about sitting down over a meal and making important connections.

“At the end of the day we’re trying to build healthier communities by connecting people together, and we do get some men, typically might be some older guys who’ve got a bit of time, who say, ‘I think it’s a really great idea, it’s gonna help our community, I’m gonna come along’ and they’re bringing their ears along,” Anthony explained.

In Muswellbrook Craig Champion has been helping Anthony coordinate things on the ground, because he sees the value in such a group.

“Men find it harder to communicate with their peers and I think the Men’s Table is an opportunity to make that happen,” he said.

“It’s just to speak freely about their life and what may be causing them issues or challenges in their life at this at this point.”

The Upper Hunter Men’s Table will launch on Wednesday, August 30, at the Royal Hotel Scone from 6.15pm, and the following night, Thursday August 31, it will be at Muswellbrook RSL Club also from 6.15pm.

Participants pay for their own meals, but the conversations will flow for free. To register or find out more visit, or call Anthony on 0411 311 214.