Australian Resource Directory
[Shining the light on Men’s Health & well-being in Australia]
~ Mens Health Australia Directory ~
Mens Health | Mens Support | Mens Referral | Mens Groups | Mens Events
Mens Health Australia Directory is your most comprehensive direct LINKS and PHONE index Resource for all Australian Men’s health and family well-being… Men’s services, Men’s forums, Men’s organisations & Men’s support programs all working together towards addressing Men’s issues for today. Also included are Men’s groups & Men’s events. Read more about us here.
– Emergency Contacts…
Lifeline txt 0477131114
[ 6pm and midnight ]
or go to the Mens Support page – [ “Help Now“]
Coronavirus (COVID-19 – WHO reclassified) is a respiratory illness with associated symptoms to the Flu virus… presently of high concern by the Australian Govt & Health Authorities…
Corona Virus Hotline: 1800675398
National advice line (info 24/7): 1800020080
Dept of Health & Human Services: 1300651160 ( 131 450 for Translator)
Symptoms range from, a mild cough, temperature, sore throat, fatigue, breathing difficulties… Some people recover easily, others may not. Evidence suggests it spreads from person to person via physical and air-born methods. Good Personal hygiene and cautionary interactions can prevent infectious spreading.
Australian Capital Territory
– Immunisation Inquiry; 02 6205 2300
New South Wales
– Public health unit; 1300 066 055
Northern Territory Centre
– Disease Control; 08 8922 8044
– Public health unit; 13 HEALTH ( 13 4325 84 )
South Australia – 1300 232 272
Tasmania – 1800 671 738
Victoria – 1300 882 008
Western Australia – 08 9321 1312
State & Territory Men’s activities (area links) :
– Australian of the year tributes…
Dr James Muecke, South Australian eye surgeon was named as the 2020 Australian of the Year. He intends to use his platform for advocating measures to tackle preventable blindness caused through diabetes – in addition to campaining for taxing sugar loaded drinks.
Read further about him and others here
[ Source – channel nine news ].
Bernie Shakeshaft has been recognised as Australian of the Year Local Hero for 2020. A Former Northern Territory jackaroo helped more than a thousand of Australia’s most vulnerable kids via his established BackTrack Youth Work Program.
[ Source – Australian of the year.org ].
– Australian Father of the Year
Australian Father of the Year for 2019: Our greetings goes to Mark Beretta as the recipient for this years award…
“The Shepherd Centre (a charity for deaf and hearing-impaired children) has named Mark for this years honour. A Dad of two, Ava (15) and Daniel (12), is also an ambassador for several organisations including RAISE Foundation, which assists young people in crisis, the Fight Cancer Foundation, and the Australian Paramedic Support Foundation.
“This is a huge and unexpected honour! Being a dad is a tremendous privilege and I am very grateful for a wife and kids who teach me so much,” he said. “Becoming a dad is a special experience and it does change your life in a very fulfilling way – all my favourite memories involve my family. Watch a short video of Marks family share
[ Source – channel 7 where Mark is a presenter ].
– State Awards:
Victorian Father of the Year for 2019.
Congratulations to Chris Youngman, a 36-year-old dad from the small Victorian town of Drouin, about 100km east of Melbourne. He gave up his job and then his house in order to support his family through the sickness of their son… “We were basically doing split-parenting for quite a bit of the time.” We lived for the moment to eventually have him back home.
Lucas finished his intensive chemotherapy to continue treatment from home. Mr Youngman has also recently been able to return to his regular work with the support of his employer.
The young dad dismissed any notion that his sacrifices were extraordinary.
He was simply carrying on his duty as dad and as a husband.
[ Source – Yahoo news ].
Queensland Father of the Year 2019.
Congratulations goes to Phil Sargeson, a Brisbane father of two. Phil, together with his wife Samara run a charity called Cereal for coffee that they started back in 2015 supporting thousands of school children to make sure that each child has breakfast at the start of each school day. Each week they provide more than 1,100 school kids with a healthy breakfast.
Phil was deeply touched when hearing that one in five children arrived at school without breakfast, he has become a hero role-model for his two kids, and along with Samara hero’s in their community.
[ Source – Scriture union Queensland ].
Men’s Health Australia attempted to locate other “father of the year” awards… if you know of any please email us here.
- Verse 2
- Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
- We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
- To make this Commonwealth of ours
- Renowned of all the lands;
- For those who’ve come across the seas
- We’ve boundless plains to share;
- With courage let us all combine
- To Advance Australia Fair.
- In joyful strains then let us sing,
- Advance Australia Fair.