Looking for resources for men and their families? Check out the following – their websites will open in a new tab:
Mens Line Australia
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
Menslink is a Canberra charity that supports young men across our region. We aim to help them develop their positive potential in all areas of their lives, through both our Mentoring Program and our Counselling Service. Our goal is to help young men get over the hurdles and challenges in their lives and develop into responsible, contributing adult men and members of society.
Silence is Deadly
Menslink and the Raiders have got together this year to take the Silence is Deadly campaign out to young guys in high schools and colleges around Canberra. The campaign aims to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help amongst young men. See Raiders players talk about the hassles in life and how important it is to open up and talk about your problems at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2_stC30FLY
Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.
The Suicide Call Back Service
The Suicide Call Back Service provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide.
Men’s Health Australia
Australia’s primary source of information about the social and psychological wellbeing of men and boys.
Men’s sheds are part of the health infrastructure that supports programs to improve men’s health and well being.
men’s health SERVICES
Australia’s leading men’s health consultancy service providing well designed strategies that improve male health and wellbeing.
Depression blog – Soften the Fck Up website
The Soften the Fck Up website contains a variety of resources for men, ranging from personal stories, and ‘man’ facts related to anger, anxiety, sexuality plus a great deal more.
beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.
Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
Engaging Health Services To Engage Men And Boys……
MENGAGE is about finding and profiling the many resources available to promote a social determinants approach to male health and wellbeing. Learn more about successful ideas, concepts and programs for better health outcomes tomorrow.
A community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation offering services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.
Interrelate has been helping families build relationships since 1926. Each year they help over 50,000 individuals, couples, families and children across their network of centres in NSW.
Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children ages 0 to 18 who live in New South Wales. It is available Monday – Friday 9am to 9pm; Saturday – Sunday 4pm to 9pm.
Parents, grandparents and carers anywhere in the state can call Parent Line for no more than the cost of a local call.
Dads in Distress
Offering peer support to men going through separation from their partner and/or children since 1999.
Choosing Change “From Abuse to Respect”
Choosing Change is a fifteen-week program for men who have been violent or abusive in intimate relationships but choose change for themselves and their relationships.
White Ribbon Australia
White Ribbon Australia is a non-profit organisation and Australia’s only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men’s violence against women.
Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW (GLCS)
GLCS (now incorporated into Twenty10 – see website below) provide free telephone counselling, referrals and support groups for LGBTI people and their families, on matters of sexuality and life issues.
QLife a national teleweb service for LGBTI people, enables LGB, T & I communities to work towards better health and understanding by providing a place to talk about mental health and general wellbeing concerns. It is available from 5.30pm-10.30pm, also offering online chat during that time.
Twenty10 is a community not-for-profit organisation that supports and works with young people, communities and families of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.
Weave Youth & Community Services is a non-profit community organisation that has been working with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, women, children and families in the City of Sydney and South Sydney areas for over 35 years.
The Settlement Neighbourhood Centre
The Settlement tradition includes direct service, education and social reform. It is based on people from different backgrounds or cultures working together in reciprocal relationships, learning from each other and working together to improve social conditions.
Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW
The purpose of the AH&MRC is to lead the Aboriginal health agenda for better policies, programs, services, and practices; to ensure Aboriginal knowledge informs decision-making processes; and to support, strengthen and sustain Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.
AddictionResource is an American website that provides current and verifiable information on substance addiction and abuse. Acknowledging that addiction is something that may happen quickly, or gradually over time, the website offers assessment tools to assist in recognising addiction in someone you love, or yourself, as well as detailed information about many types of drugs, which are relevant to Australia. However, please disregard all information that relates to contact details and specific treatment services that are American based.
Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre
MHIRC designs, develops and supports research and projects that enhance the health and well-being of men and boys in a variety of contexts. We work on a wide array of projects and initiatives for a number of organisations, all of which expand the knowledge and insight into how different groups of males are impacted by social and environmental factors.