[Shining the light on Men’s Health & Well-being in Australia]
~ Men’s Health Australia Directory ~
Men’s Health | Men’s Support | Men’s Referral | Men’s Groups
The Men’s Health Australia Directory is your most comprehensive, direct LINKS and PHONE index Resource for all Australian Men’s Health and 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 events & Men’s groups... read more about us here.
Australian Directory Page Indexes Outline:
1/ Men’s Health Men & Family- Triage Assess : Conditions | Resource | Family.
2/ Men’s Support Charity & Agencies- Help now : Assistance | Assault | Dad’s. | Partner.
3/ Men’s Referral Govt & Professional- Access Point : Specifics | Violation | Fathers | Consultants-$.
4/ Men’s Groups Local & Regional- Male Call : Programs | Reference | Global.
5/ MAIN MENU – Men’s Events – Club & Group links – State Events.
Business Cards – (PDF format – print friendly):
Click on your state link, from the map below…
Then there is the issue where a family may be split and the kids are torn between who’s turn it is to spend Xmas day with…. or not! Or to think about the “silly season” where “normal” adults strive to simply have a good time partying. For others the whole theme of Xmas might just simply be too much… suicide becomes the “only way out”! Please consider the following facebook entry:
– Movie review…
The Pursuit of Happyness  Rating-M, 2 hours:
Will Smith stars in this moving tale inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Smith). But without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless shelters and even behind the locked doors of a metro station bathroom. With self-confidence and the love and trust of his son, Chris Gardner rises above his obstacles to become a legend.
How Movies Teach Manhood.
A man’s research on the portrayal of men and women in movies…
to shed some light into more women team leaders and more men sharing who they are – also as team leaders through various forms of entertainment, by Colin Stokes – follow the image link below to watch…
“Perhaps if tearful little boys were comforted instead of shamed then there might not be so many angry men struggling to express and empathize with emotions“ (unknown).
Men’s Support – in the form of groups of men getting together to share about the issues that they are confronting… blokes helping blokes!
How about taking a look at a few short video clips on a more humourous side, of Men sharing… Men’s items of interest
[ Special feature ]
Helping support Australia’s rural communities and Aussie farmers.
Providing tangible resources to drought affected communities.
Stock feed, Money, & Volunteers…
NSW drought assistance…
Queensland and the rest of Australia…
– Australian of the year tribute
A rear moment when two people receive the award as a joint occasion. Craig Challen and long time cave diving mate Richard Harris, were awarded the honour jointly. Interestingly both men have previously received the Star of Courage – Australia’s second-highest civilian award for bravery – and the medal of the order of Australia.
Back in 2012 Challen also set an Australasian record by diving to 221m in a river cave in New Zealand on an expedition with Harris.
In reference to their award this year Harris, an anaesthetist and a diver from Adelaide, and along with Challen, a champion diver from Wangara, WA, were part of the global team that freed the trapped Wild Boars football team in July 2018. Both men, for 3 days, stayed in the underwater Tham Luang cave system swimming several kilometres in difficult circustances.
Harris, swimming the length of the cave system, performed medical checks on each children, administering anaesthetic as required. Challen then moved the children to safety, working together to ensure all 12 escaped.
[ Source – Australian news, the Gaurdian ].
– 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.