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Wer'e back in 2015!!
Our first meeting in the New Year is on Wednesday 21 January.

The venue: the ACON Building, 414 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills
The time: 7:15 for a 7:30 start
This will be an informal get together enabling men to share their experiences.
A note on getting into the building: the ACON building is closed after business hours.
However, one of our committee members will be on hand with access, and most of the home-going workers will gladly let you in.
Dinner before the meeting: For more information, see down the page to our
Next Social Event .

President Message

Steven Bloom

Thanks for joining us on the GAMMA website. The purpose of GAMMA is to provide safe and confidential opportunities for men to discuss and consider issues relating to their sexuality and the relationships in their lives.

We are a peer support group run by men who have been through their own journey and we meet twice a month to listen to each other, provide support, and often have a guest speaker on a relevant topic of interest.

Many men come to their first meeting feeling vulnerable, uncertain, perhaps confused, and concerned about what lies ahead. Some face problems demanding immediate attention whilst others are still coming to grips with their own internal feelings. Whatever the case we are here to help.

It can be a big step to make a call, read this website, or attend a meeting so I've prepared a video to give you a brief overview.

Steven Bloom Welcome to GAMMA

I look forward to welcoming you at our next GAMMA meeting.

Steven Bloom
GAMMA president.

Phone Support

As well as meetings, GAMMA operates a phone support line. If you ring us, you will not be talking to a call centre but to a competent trained GAMMA member who has been on similar journey to yourself. Anyone is welcome to call for support, information and referrals.

The service has a Freecall number and you can ring from anywhere in New South Wales for the price of a local call.

So, if you've got a problem you'd like to discuss, or are hesitant about coming to a meeting in person, or simply not able to get to Sydney easily, please give us a call.

The number is 1800 804 617.

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Our Next Social Event

Dinner before Meetings

On their way to GAMMA meetings, some of of our men gather at the Shakespeare Hotel in Devonshire Street to enjoy a meal and a chat.

The Shakespeare is one of the old-time local pubs still around in inner Sydney: the bar can be quite rowdy, so we usually ahead upstairs where the former bedrooms have been converted to dining rooms of various sizes.

It's a pleasant thing to do and good value for money: all meals are $12.50, with quite a wide choice in the menu.

Even if you're not able to get along to the meeting, you still have to eat, and among friends is as good a way as any.

What's New

Necessary Conversations

The "day job" of Ross Ness, one of our friends from acon, is to act as a Team leader on acon's Substance Support Service.

However, for our meeting on 19 November, he agreed to give up his evening to talk to us on a different but vital topic - how to approach those awkward conversations we all have to have from time to time. And they may be more vital in the lives of GAMMA men than they are for most people. Ross's talk varied between the "why", "when" and the "how" very effectively, and he found an interested audience. You can see a summary of his PowerPoint presentation by clicking on the link below.

Ross Ness PowerPoint Presentation

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