WHAT ACTION ARE YOU TAKING
At Gotcha4Life we are all about ‘Taking Action’ on men’s mental health.
We want to know what action are you doing this month. We have interviewed a few guys to see what’s on their radar..
Interview with Steve
G4L: Steve, what is a mate to you? Steve:
G4L: How often would you connect with your mates?
G4L: Do you have a regular catch up? What is it? How often would you plan this catch up? And is it by phone,text or weekends away ect
A mate is someone you might not have seen for ages but as soon as you are back together having out its
like no time has ever gone past
Steve: I really try to get together with some mates a couple times a week but life seems to definitely get in the way some times
Steve: I organise a Thursday night bike ride and bbq with a group of mates and this is usually weekly. I get the word out via social media. We usually get a good crew together each week. Its something we all love to do.
G4L: Do you have meaningful conversations with your mates to let them know how you feel and how you are tracking?
Steve: I wish I did but I seem to clam up when it comes to this kind of talking. I am a nervous talker sometimes and just blab and ramble on but when I need to get the real important stuff out I get pretty stuttery and can’t stay focused.
G4L: Would you hug your mate? Steve: Yes, I would but I don’t do it.
G4L: Would you know if one of your mates was not OKAY? Steve: I think I would be able to see some signs.
G4L: What is it that you notice about your mate when he is not okay?
Steve: If a mate of mine doesn’t want to go for a ride then I know something is up. They always want to ride but might have family or work issues but if they just say na its cool then something is up.
G4L: ‘A Gotcha4Life mate is someone you can turn to when you need a warts and all conversation and you need to talk about how you are feeling and not going to be judged.’
Do you have a Gotcha4Life Mate?
Steve: I do feel I have one mate like that, I have a lot of friends that I think would jump if I really needed help and asked for it but one that has actually checked in on me a few times when he hasn’t seen or heard from me for a while.
AWESOME, Thanks Steve for your story!