Schedule of the events
Check out the various programs that are incorporated into our event and how all these programs benefit men’s health. The agenda for the event include;
- Freedom: What does it mean to act as a strong and healthy black man? – Associate Professor Gregory Phillips, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
Men’s health promotion Session
- MATES in Construction: A suicide prevention and mental health wellness program within the building and construction industry – Michelle Caston, CEO South Australia, MATES in Construction
- ‘It’s all in the game’: Over 35s football, men and wellbeing – Dr Neil Hall, Lecturer, University of Western Sydney.
- Engaging with Men –The Men’s Shed experience – Gary Green, Community Engagement Manager, Australian Men’s Shed Association.
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men’s mental wellbeing Session
- Men’s health and mental wellbeing, healing, mindfulness and a sense of purpose – Devlin Chun
- Patterns of self-reported depression in young men: Implications for assessment & treatment – Anna Cavanagh, PhD Student, Clinical Psychology, University of Wollongong
- Aboriginal Men’s Depression Support Group – Stuart McMinn, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Liaison Worker, Interrelate and Bob Williams, Chair of Aboriginal Men’s Depression Support Group
National & State paper presentations
- The Brazilian and Australian men’s health policies: lessons from similarities and differences – Prof. John Macdonald, from Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre
- A documentary on masculinity and mental health – Jane Pirkis, from the University of Melbourne.
- Behind The Seen-Emergency Services Responders See What Others Don’t – Ross Beckley, Behind The Seen; Veronique Moseley, Behind The Seen.
The Royal Commission & responses to Aboriginal men
- The Royal Commission & responses to child sexual abuse: telling your story – David Wragge, Aboriginal engagement, Royal Commission
- Working with Indigenous male survivors of Institutional child sexual abuse – Dean Bell, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Engagement Advisor, Knowmore Legal Service
- Providing support to males affected by the work of the Royal Commission – Lisa Moloney, Manager, RCCBSS & Matt Stubbs, Head of Research &amDevelopment, Interrelate.
- Closing the Gap for men in domestic and family violence – Les Davison, South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation
- “Tackling violence” and mentoring in Aboriginal Communities – Nathan Blacklock, NRL Tackling Domestic Program.
- Responding to intimate partner violence and domestic and family violence – Glen Poole, Director, Helping Men UK.
- Men at work: a proactive approach to improving wellbeing – Glenn Baird, from OzHelp Foundation
- The challenge of success/ion: Generational change in an established male veterans’ health programme – Tony Hoare & Naomi Mulcahy, from the Department of Veteran Affairs
- The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health: Ten to Men – First results and future directions facilitated by Prof Dallas English and Dianne Currier, from Melbourne University.
- The Dreaming Tree -A Path to Wellbeing Using Aboriginal Culture, Philosophy and Spirituality – Paul Callaghan, CEO, Callaghan Cultural Consultancy
- Addressing Aboriginal gambling workshop – Ashley Gordon, Indigenous Gambling Counsellor and Research Consultant
- The rise and development of peer support group work programs – Andrew King, Board member, Dads in Distress Support Services