Men’s Health Australia Directory

[ Shining the light on Men’s Health & Family well-being in Australia ]

Men’s Health Directory. Australia State-wide Resource LINKS and PHONE numbers for Men’s Health, Support, Referral, Groups, Events & Family well-being.
Australian time

 

– Emergency Contact…

Lifeline [ 24/7]:  131114

TXT [ 6pm-midnight]:  0477131114

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  November 19th is International Men’s Day

There are two websites that support this timeline, for links to the websites and a quick overview, follow the link below:

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1/ Men’s Health Directory Men & Families; Triage | Resource | Services | Infosearch.
2/ Men’s Support Services Directory Charities & Agencies: Help | Assault | Assistance | Dad’s.
3/ Men’s Referral Services Directory Govt & Professionals: Access | Specifics | Fathers | Reference.
4/ Men’s Group Directory Local & Regional: Items | Programs | Locals | Clubs.
5/ Men’s Events Directory State Events: Listings | Noticeboard | Pending | Themes.
Men’s Health Australia Directory pages :

       

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Men’s State & Territory Events map links:

Mens Health Australia - State and Territory Event links

Mens Events - Australian Capital Territory Mens Events - New South Wales Mens Events - Northern Territory Mens Events - Queensland Mens Events - South Australia Mens Events - Tasmania Mens Events - Victoria Mens Events - Western Australia

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Coronavirus …  Australian Govt & Health Authorities

National advice line (info 24/7):  1800020080

Check out the Healthdirect website

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Reported deaths [includes Covid]: 907

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Men are dying before their time. But you can help us change and save lives.
With the money you raise, we fund groundbreaking health projects across mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer – 1,250 projects so far. We’ve had a huge impact and we’re hell-bent on making it even bigger – that’s where you come in.

Host a Mo-ment…
Rally a crew and do something fun and easy, virtual or in person. Hosting is all about having a good time for a good cause.
Rain check Hosting a Mo-ment this year? No problem. You’ve got plenty of options, check out the website image-link below…

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Unemployment and underemployment rates for men have risen faster than women during the Covid-19 period.

Men may become the most affected caused by the virus crisis even though women bore the brunt of the initial shutdowns
as the male-dominated industries struggle to regain momentum…

[Australian Bureau of Statistics – image link above].

Male workers will be the recession’s biggest losers according to Philip Corey from the Financial review as outlined in his article of Labor frontbencher Clare O’Neil while David Crowe from the Sydney Morning Herald recons A Pink recession is turning blue with a Trend suggesting more men will lose jobs.  Australian Bureau of Statistics show that by September 2020 men were more likely to be unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 recession. Male workers are facing a ‘tsunami’ of unemployment after women initially worst impacted by recession as outlined by SBS news. You can read Clare O’Neil’s speech on the Australian Men and the future of work from the image link below:

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Quote:

“Perhaps if tearful little boys were comforted instead of shamed then there might not be so many angry men struggling to express and empathise with their emotions”  [ unknown].


 

– 2020 Australian of the year tributes…

 

Dr James Muecke, South Australian eye surgeon, as the 2020 Australian of the Year, 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 ].

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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 ].

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– 2019 Australian Father of the Year

Our greetings goes to Mark Beretta as the recipient for this years award…

2019 Australian Father of the Year - Mark Beretta

“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 ].

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2019 State Awards:

Victorian Father of the Year for 2019.

2019 Victorian Father of the Year - Chris Youngman

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.

Read further here.

[ Source – Yahoo news ].

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Queensland Father of the Year 2019.

2019 Queensland Father of the Year - Phil Sargeson

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. ( Note – No recipients have been chosen for this year).

[ Source – Scriture union Queensland ].

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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.

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