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.
– Emergency Contact…
Lifeline [ 24/7]: 131114
TXT [ 6pm-midnight]: 0477131114
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:
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 :
Men’s State & Territory Events map links:
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:
– 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 ].
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 ].
– 2019 Australian Father of the Year
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 ].
– 2019 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. ( Note – No recipients have been chosen for this year).
[ 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.