Men’s Support Group Meet (13th May 2015)

Thanks to everyone who came along today. It’s great to see regular members, as ever, but also great to see a new member today.

When I set up the group my aim was to balance talking about problems against having fun. I feel today’s group was a perfect example of that. Lots of laughter, but also touching on personal issues. I hope this resulted in lifting people’s mood, and also made people feel better for sharing their problems with others.

I’m still torn between hiring a room, which can be clinical and overly formal at times, and of remaining in the cafe. The cafe brings a sense of sociability and liveliness to the group. I have recently reflected on whether a room sets the seen for a classical group therapy setting, which is not really the service me provide. The benefit of hiring a room is that their is more confidentiality, so I can see this from both sides. Will hopefully discuss this with group members soon to assess what to do.

We played darts, and pool afterwards, which was great fun.

Thanks to everyone who came along.

Copyright MEN HEAL 2015.

2 thoughts on “Men’s Support Group Meet (13th May 2015)

  • May 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    A public cafe may alienate more men from the group. I wonder if we could get a room somewhere that is personally for us. We could decorate the room with our own personal touch to make it less clinical. My first idea for this would be to write or paint song lyrics in big print on the walls or on paper which we can attach to the walls and remove if we change venue in the future. These lyrics can be from songs we enjoy or lyrics of our own. It would be a fun and perspective activity to do. We could have pictures of us participating in activities too.

    • May 22, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Yes. We could have a room for the group but still have café meets occasionally on as social events. That way we cover all bases.


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