Open Groups

Our open groups are longer than our MenCheck-in groups, giving us more time and space to share, listen, be heard and get new insights into daily life as we drop our ‘nice guy’, 'macho man’ or whatever masks we’ve been wearing and get real.

Typically between 5-8 men per group, usually 20s-50s though it varies a lot and all ages are welcome and appreciated (though you must be 18+).

All of our open groups are handled by Meetup.com. To join you need to create an account and RSVP to your event of choice.

"I think groups like this are hugely important, for men particularly, because there are so few other outlets for men to open up and talk frankly about their feelings without fear of embarrassment or being judged."

Chris Sheldon, Arboriculturist

"In the first group I attended, I was able to vocalise negative thoughts and feelings that I had been internalising for months, and felt a weight on my mind immediately starting to shift. I felt supported, respected, and challenged to become a better person."

Jamie Rudman, Public Health Professional

"I got into mens groups after reading 'No More Mr Nice Guy' by Robert Glover. I feel like I've transitioned from a boy to man thanks to MenSpeak. Through it I've discovered purpose, passion, and my closest friends."

Bertie, 27

"I joined MenSpeak to share my life challenges during my separation from my ex-wife. I needed someone to listen as I felt I had no one to really turn to in a time of need. And this program saved my life. Literally."

John D, Computer Programmer 

"I built an invaluable social network of great men and friends to share, connect and learn with. The groups have helped me become a better and authentic man, husband and father. The groups are priceless to help navigate the ups and downs of personal and professional life."

"I wish MenSpeak was available to me from teenage years. I have definitely been saved from experiencing enduring labels and problems that would have been labelled as "mental health problems."