The Blokes Helping Blokes started with a Breakfast that came as a response to an average of six males a day committing suicide in Australia—even sadder, six a week in Victoria.
Crocodile Dundee said it all when the New Yorker shared she was seeing her psychologist: “Don’t you have any mates to talk to?” “Well at Wombat Creek if you got a problem, you tell Wally.
And he tells everyone in town... brings it out in the open... no more problem.” (Crocodile Dundee, 1986)
A further innovation that we introduced was the idea of ‘living eulogies’, allowing people to describe their own life history, instead of waiting until they were dead and someone else would do it, very inaccurately. Our founder Glenn had attended the funeral of a friend and barely recognised the person being talked about; and things that he thought of most importance weren’t mentioned at all.
Glenn says: As eulogies are shared it is our belief that other men struggling may find hope from lives already lived.
🍝 Blokes Helping Blokes Breakfast
Blokes Helpiong Blokes Breafkast
1st Saturday of each month 8am to 10am at Ivanhoe Senior Citizen Hall, 14 Ivanhoe 3084. Access via side driveway, car parking near door. Come and enjoy a fully cooked Breakfast. All Blokes welcome (feel free to bring your male children over 14years)
CURRENTLY NOT MEETING DUE TO COVID-19
SEE BELOW FOR ALTERNATIVE INITIATIVES
Blokes O’clock 🥤 🍷 coffee ☕️
We are setting up Virtual Blokes Catch Up through Zoom App in your laptop, phone, or computer.
You stay at home, but get to talk to other Blokes from Blokes Helping Blokes.
If your interested in being involved let me know and our ‘set up IT team’ will help you.
🍝 A Day’s meal.
Some Blokes, due to a number of reasons may not be able to shop or cook, so we have put together a days meal package (single or family)
Breakfast: Toast and spreads,
Dinner: Spaghetti Bolognese (homemade)
We can drop in the day before. - no charge
📖 Living Eulogies
Available through paper mail or email we can send out previous stories told by the blokes at the breakfast and written by Peter McKay. A great way of getting to know each other and what we have in common.
📞 Phone Call: some blokes have offered to call a bloke for a chat. You can expect a call over coming weeks