Launching The Men’s Wheel

(Last Updated On: September 5, 2018)

Launching The Men’s Wheel

Georgie Brown, who currently helps facilitate a women’s group called Torbay Women’s Circle alongside Sally Renshaw at Shekinah Endeavour House, says they’ve been overwhelmed by the number of women who have attended and need help with anything from drug and alcohol addictions to housing, job or education needs.

‘We welcome women from all backgrounds and offer a safe space – we listen, encourage, motivate, support and promote personal growth and development,’ Georgie tells us. ‘We’ve successfully helped women back into work or training. It’s been a pleasure working and achieving some of these women’s goals and dreams.’

Now, she adds, ‘We’ve had so many of the women’s partners asking why there isn’t anything for men so we have found the perfect person who will facilitate this group with help from me and Sally. The new ‘Men’s Wheel’ will have a similar aim as the women’s group.’

Dave Pattie will facilitate this new community group at Shekinah Endeavour House in Torquay, running every other Wednesday from 2 – 4 pm. ‘We want the group to be run by the men that attend,’ Georgie says, ‘ so whatever it is they feel they can benefit from is what we will source.’

The new group will be launched on Wednesday September 12th when there will be a variety of other community groups attending, too, so this will also be a really good opportunity to meet up and network, with refreshments provided for anyone attending.

Bob Jope

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Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!