Working with Men


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;

Keynote Speech

  • 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