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Support for Men

Is it time for help?

Let’s face it guys, we are pretty bloody ordinary when it comes to looking after our mental health. We aren’t too bad at keeping in tune with our physical side, but for some reason we find it difficult to share our problems and we try to remain strong instead of getting support when we need it, despite the detrimental effect this can have.

Dudes, we must be more proactive about our mental health, be aware of risk factors and symptoms, and stay connected with our friends, family and other support networks.

There are some great resources where you can get help and support, websites such as Beyond Blue and Mantherapy.org.au as well as some great causes such as Movember.

Maybe there is nothing particularly wrong with you and you just want to be a better version of yourself.

Regardless if you think you’re in need of help or not, hopefully this website will go some way to making it easier for you to source the support and strategies you need to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Did You Know!

  • 3 out of 4 deaths by suicide are men
  • On average 5 men each day take their life through suicide in Australia
  • 1 in 2 men will have a mental health problem at some point in their life
  • 1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime

Source: movember.com

Men aged 36 to 44 have the highest rates of depression, with one in 12 experiencing depression in the past 12 months.

Source: mantherapy.org.au

Spanner in the Works

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Target Market

Adult Men (50+)

A Men’s Health Initiative by the Australian Men’s Shed Association

Key areas of Support

Sets out some strategies that men can do (or not do) to improve their health, both mental and physical.

The aim of the program is to:

  • provide basic health screening advice to men;
  • Provide man friendly health information and health awareness;
  • Have local men and shedders engage with their local health service providers;
  • Have local men (non shedders’) engage with their local Men’s Shed; and

Have local health service providers and local Men’s Shed engage with each other.

MensLine Australia

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Target Market

All Men (Youth & Adult)

Not-for-profit Community Group for adult men.

www.mensline.org.au

Key areas of Support

A professional telephone and on-line support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.

Salvation Army Kardinia Network

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Target Market

Adult Men

Not-for-profit Community Group for adult men.

Salvation Army Kardinia Website Link

Key areas of Support

Outreach support provided for men living in their own homes, in rooming houses or other temporary housing as well as men who are homeless with complex needs, working with them to establish housing stability while addressing underlying causes.

Man Therapy

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Target Market

All Men (Youth & Adult)

An initiative of Beyond Blue the Mantherapy website is designed to get blokes to take practical action to take charge of depression and/or anxiety, and to combat suicidal thoughts.

www.mantherapy.org.au

Key areas of Support

Launched in 2013 to help men with stress, anger, sleep difficulties, excessive drinking, or sadness. Through tackling the rate of depression and anxiety in men, and reducing stigma, facilitating a change in men’s behaviour and challenging perceptions of masculinity, beyond blue believes that a reduction in the male suicide rate can be achieved in the medium to long term.

Man Therapy website is a toolkit, enabling men to learn more, providing them with strategies designed to protect their wellbeing and to guide them to professional treatment if/when they require support.

Mind Health Connect

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Target Market

Adult Men

Mr Perfect is a grassroots charity that brings men together at BBQs in local parks across Australia, to create community and connection.

https://mrperfect.org.au

Key areas of Support

Mr Perfect does more than just hosting BBQs. Online they provide support, information & resources for the good of men’s health.

Jump on their website to find your local BBQ, join a forum, read some blog posts, book a presentation or view a very comprehensive Men’s health directory.

The Shed Online

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Target Market

Men (Aged 50+)

A Website for Men over 50 (Initiative of Beyond Blue).

www.theshedonline.org.au

Key areas of Support

The Online Shed is a website designed for men to help them discover information relevant to their needs. This includes a list of Health & Lifestyle suggestions and resources, including where to locate a Men’s Shed.

Right Mate

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Target Market

All Men (Youth & Adult)

Right Mate was founded by a desire to change the narrative when it comes to men’s Mental Health.

https://www.rightmate.org.au

Key areas of Support

The Right Mate website offers events, programs and mental health resources for men.

Join them at their events, whether it be the Man Walk – Geelong or a catch up session. These catch-ups are designed for any bloke (whether you’ve been to a Man Walk or not) to join them to network and catch-up with other like-minded blokes over a casual dinner.

They also offer programs suitable for schools, sporting clubs and community groups.

Mantle

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Target Market

All Men (Youth & Adult)

The Mantle team are qualified, award winning, registered Psychologists. Mantle specialise in working directly with Men, and draw on the latest evidence-based, academic research and techniques.

https://mantlehealth.com.au/

Key areas of Support

Mantle provides 1-1 psychology services through a secure video telehealth platform. When you see a Mantle psychologist, you’ll be speaking to someone committed to assisting you in becoming a better partner, father, son, brother or friend.

Clinical Services – To help you get from not-so-good to good. Whether it’s targeted Mental Health support, or to assist recovery from mental ill-health. Build and maintain your mental health across all areas of your life with clinically effective treatments.

Performance Services – To help you get from good to great. Whether it’s maintaining your Mental Health amid life’s challenges, or just checking in with a Mental Health professional. Lift and improve how you perform, through a range of specifically targeted, evidence based approaches.

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