We support Powerhouse Programs in their service of teenage boys and their families. Powerhouse Programs has built an excellent reputation for their many programs and resources that support mums, dads and sons to learn new skills, embrace change and adjust relationships in line with emerging adulthood. We’re proud of our many members who volunteer their time to support the rite-of-passage camps, and we’re honoured that many of the young men and fathers that have attended Powerhouse events are joining our men’s gatherings!
Our sister organisation Women’s Wellbeing Association is dedicated to initiating education, consciousness and empowerment raising activities for the health and wellbeing of women. Women’s Wellbeing is a safe, supportive space for meeting, greeting, friendship, sisterhood, sharing and learning with like-hearted women through our programs, circles, events and gatherings.
Pathways Foundation helps young people make the fundamental emotional shift from being a child to becoming a young adult. Pathways provides community-based rites of passage for boys aged 13-15 and their fathers or a mentor, and for girls aged 12-15 and their mothers or a mentor.
Australian Men’s Health Forum
Mens Wellbeing is a member organisation of the Australian Men’s Health Forum, the peak national body advocating for the health and wellbeing of men and boys. As part of National Men’s Health Week, the AMHF has released a comprehensive new research study illustrating the state of men’s health in Australia. It is compelling and eye-opening research and is the basis for the AMHF seeking a commitment from all political parties to fully implement the National Male Health Policy – announced by the Federal Government in 2010 but never actioned or funded.
The AMHF also has a crowd-funding project aimed at financing a resource on practical steps for suicide awareness and prevention.
Mens Wellbeing, in conjunction with the Australasian Men’s Health Forum, was the host agency for the 2013 National Men’s Health Gathering, over four days at the Brisbane Convention Centre from October 22 – 25th.
The theme of the gathering was Blazing A Trail: To Healthier Men and Communities.
The steering committee was led by former MW President Chris Johnson, with high-profile international and domestic keynote speakers attending and a variety of social and cultural events to facilitate networking amongst delegates and also engage public interest.
International speakers included Professor Alan White, UK, the world’s first Professor of Men’s Health; Mr Richard Aston, NZ, Chief Executive of Big Buddy, a mentoring program for fatherless boys; Mr David Bartlett, UK, Deputy Chief Executive, Fatherhood Institute UK; Dr Paul Ramchandani, UK, Head of the Academic Unit of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College in London.
Mens Wellbeing received the award for “Significant Contribution to Men’s Work by an Organisation” at this conference.