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Adelaide’s iconic Jolleys Boathouse is hosting a Dinner for Men’s Mental Health this May

This May, Jolleys Boathouse is set to host a special dinner to shed light on the unspoken issue of men’s mental health.

This May, Jolleys Boathouse is set to host a special dinner to shed light on the unspoken issue of men’s mental health.

This special three-course dinner prepared and held at Jolleys Boathouse is all about creating a safe and comfortable space where people can reach out and seek the support they need.  

Located on the banks of the River Torrens and a short walk from the busy city life of Adelaide’s CBD, Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant is an iconic Adelaide location that is synonymous with excellent service and great food, using only the best in local seasonal produce.

Jolleys Boathouse General Manager and Event Organiser Juan Londono is looking forward to sparking an important conversation with this event and gathering a group of like-minded individuals to a supportive and comfortable environment.

“For a long time now, I have been working in hospitality and I have been talking and interacting with hundreds of people every day. About 3 years ago I realised that I could be more purposeful with those interactions,” Juan said.

“By no means do I think I am qualified to give any advice at all, I just think we as humans need to share our feelings and our situations with someone and we can’t always pick and choose when those emotions are coming out.”

“There were moments where I have given a coffee to someone or a glass of wine and they have opened up to their situation and for those who know me they know I am always up to a good chat.”

Did you know one in seven Australian men experiences depression or anxiety or both in any given year, this is equivalent to at least 1.26 million Australian men today who are going through these issues often alone?

While the stigma around mental health is constantly changing, there is still a long way to go. Events such as Jolleys Dinner for Men’s Mental Health are working towards changing public perception one step at a time.

“The main message and goal I want to keep sharing with people and especially with events like the Gala dinner at Jolleys, is that you are never alone and sometimes the stranger sitting next to you in a restaurant, may just be the person willing to listen,” Juan said.

“The event has been organised by a bunch of legends, Leesa Schalan from high tide, low tide, John Manion from Breakthrough and many more supporters that are donating their times, wines, beers and more. Our MC will be a good friend of mine James Wakelin and special guests Soda from SA fm and Chris McDermott ex Adelaide Crows captain.”

Jolleys dinner is set to include a delicious three-course meal prepared by Resident Chef Harry Bourne.

Harry Bourne is not a new face to Adelaide’s culinary world, the infamous chef is originally from England and has worked in many delicious Adelaide restaurants during his time here. 

His menu at Jolleys Boathouse is set to be an explosion of flavours for you to indulge in as you take in the beautiful views at the riverside location. 

Get your tickets now to be a part of a change at Jolleys Boathouse this May.

Where: Jolleys Boathouse.

When: 25th of May.  

Cost: $180pp.  

For more information, click here.

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