Men's roundtable discussion

Hosted by: Chris Martin

Chris Martin understands the struggle men can have with connecting and showing vulnerability. This will be a safe space where our widowers can chat privately, discuss the topics that are often difficult to raise in mixed company and encourage ongoing support within the group.

All topics, thoughts, comments, and questions are welcome.

Chris will also host a chat over lunch on Saturday, so our widowers have another opportunity to gather in a safe space and chat privately.

About Chris

Originally from Melbourne and now settled in the beautiful northern rivers of NSW, Chris Martin is solo Dad to his two gorgeous children, Grace, aged 15 and Albi, aged 11, after losing his wife Renee to kidney cancer, aged 39, in April 2015. Not content with letting their catastrophic loss define his family’s life, and equally determined to leverage his experiences to help others, Chris has authored Just a Dad, a blog aimed at voicing the trials and tribulations of life as a solo dad after loss.

With a focus on encouraging men in particular, to connect and share their hardships, Chris, a self-proclaimed “normal bloke”, speaks and writes with a raw, entertaining and brutally honest voice, something Australian men traditionally have struggled to do in a society that promotes male stoicism.

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