MEN have been sharing their stories at the monthly Bickley Hillbillies Men’s Breakfast for the past two years.
Belmont resident Joe Macri started the event after a friend encouraged him to attend a men’s weekend retreat run by American organisation The Crucible Project at a time when he was struggling and felt alone in his life.
“I wanted to create a more regular, local event, where men felt they could share their stories, where they could show emotions and know they had a community to support them, no matter what their burden was, from not being able to pay a bill to not coping with a divorce,” Mr Macri said.
“I’ve known so many men who had incredible stories to tell and I was tired of waiting until their funeral to hear about them.”
The next Men’s Breakfast will be held Sunday, July 2, at the Seventh-day Adventist Hall in Bickley.
For more information or to register for the Men’s Breakfast, call Joe on 0421 305 426.