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The Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer

8th September 2020 Reading Time: 1 minutes General. 632 views.

This October, the Heavy M.E.T.A.L (Men’s Education Towards Anger & Life) Group is  taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

How to ask someone R U OK?

7th September 2020 Reading Time: 3 minutes 1059 views.

Asking isn't always easy ... but it could save a life

The signs it might be time to start a R U OK Conversation

7th September 2020 Reading Time: 1 minute 710 views.

What are the signs that someone might need you to ask R U OK?

Supporting your mental health

14th August 2020 Reading Time: 5 minutes Apps and Resources, Communication, General, Men's Health. 895 views.

2020 has been a challenging year.  With everything going on in the World, the regular pressures we encounter from day to day have not gone away.  For many families, it has amplified.  A lot of people have been stood down, lost their jobs and unsure of the future.  People who were used to being out working every day, are suddenly at home either trying to work from home or look for work.  Regular releases such as attending the gym or going out for mates is much more difficult.  There is a major disconnect.  It is natural that during these times our mental health is not at its best.  Some people may be handling it better than others.  While you may be a person that is often looking out for others or putting on a brave face to keep things running, it is important to support your own mental health needs.

COVID should spur us to tackle a cultural epidemic - men’s violence

21st July 2020 Reading Time: 1 minute Media. 1443 views.

During the past four months of lockdowns, countries around the world have reported an increase of up to 25 per cent in domestic violence. The change, for some, has meant that their lives are confined to the most dangerous environment possible. This is a harsh reality with which we must reckon if we are to save lives endangered by domestic abuse, a threat that predates and will outlive any virus.

Common Mental Health Challenges for Men

5th July 2020 Reading Time: 8 minutes General, Men's Health. 2118 views.

In the past and maybe even still today Men feel they cannot speak out about their Mental Health issues. While the stigma that once surrounded men’s mental health issues is improving, it is still very much there and this needs to change. Male suicide was the leading cause of death in males in 2018.

Why are so many Victorian kids running away from residential care during COVID-19?

14th May 2020 Reading Time: 2 minutes Media, General, Programs for Schools. 613 views.

Why are so many Victorian kids running away from residential care during COVID-19?

Family violence campaign launched as Melbourne hospital's emergency presentations double

14th May 2020 Reading Time: 2 minutes Media, General, Men's Health. 1006 views.

Family violence campaign launched as Melbourne hospital's emergency presentations double

Step inside the circle

9th May 2020 Reading Time: 1 minutes General, Men's Health, Anger Management, Behavioural Change. 1416 views.

Unaddressed childhood trauma changes how we respond to the world and when triggered, we make choices that sometimes have devastating consequences including domestic violence, addiction, murder and prison.

Let it go - Fearless Soul

20th April 2020 Reading Time: 1 minutes General. 976 views.

Let It Go (Official Music Video) by Fearless Soul