We are a not-for-profit organisation working to support men and their loved ones by providing places and programs where men can find themselves and become better men.
You can attend a wide range of events, ranging from Men’s Weekend Gatherings to one-day events. Men’s events occur throughout south east Queensland and interstate. To see what events are scheduled in your area, please visit our Event Calendar.
Mens Wellbeing ‘flagship’ program is Common Ground. Common Ground is a 9-week facilitated course that offers a powerful way for men to explore the issues and challenges and have the conversations that they need to have.
We offer Men’s Groups throughout south-east Queensland and Victoria, usually held fortnightly. Open Men's Groups are free to attend and no booking is necessary. We also offer opportunities to access closed men's groups.
Within our community, men from a wide range of backgrounds get to connect and forge new friendships. Join our Facebook group and stay connected with what’s happening in the men’s wellbeing community.
Mens Wellbeing was founded 25 years ago as Men’s Health and Wellbeing Association of Queensland. From humble beginnings we have now grown into an active community of more than 2,000 men, primarily in South-East Queensland but our reach has extended to Northern NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.
Mens Wellbeing is a totally self-funded and not-for-profit community incorporated association with charitable endorsement from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Many men in our community volunteer their time to support Mens Wellbeing and the organisation is steered by an elected management committee of volunteers and employs part-time staff. You can support us with a Tax Deductible Donation!
Mens Wellbeing is proud to have Steve Biddulph AM as our patron. Steve is a world-recognised family psychologist and author of best-selling books including Manhood, Raising Boys, Raising Girls, Stories of Manhood and The Secret Life of Men.
We offer an open-hearted welcome without judgement and the opportunity to self-explore how to become a better man in a safe and confidential environment with other men who share similar challenges and aspirations. For more information, please explore our website, follow our Facebook page to stay informed of our latest events and courses, or contact us.
The nine week Common Ground process had a profound effect on my life. It gave me deep connection with other men, healed my wounds with my father and helped me to see the "stories" and belief systems which had been programmed into me which I allowed to run my life. The facilitation was excellent with three facilitators for twenty men. Being delivered over nine weeks gave time for strong bonds to be welded between us. We still meet weekly after 2 and a half years.
I attended common ground a few years ago after my partner noticed a flyer and suggested it might be good for me as I was angry and abusive and struggling to communicate with my x wife. I only wish I discovered this program years earlier. I am still part of a men's group as a result of common ground that meets every fortnight sharing with each other in a non judgemental way helping me to deal with life's ups and downs. Thank you common ground and importantly the facilitators for showing me the tools to help overcome my issues.
After completing the Common Ground Program in 2009, I found that I now had a group of men that shared I level of trust with that I had not experienced previously. I also gained a Brother, and to this day, that man is my best mate. Thank you to Men's Wellbeing for providing this Program, and in particular, thank you to the 4 men who Facilitated and Lead our group through the process.
I'm on the Common Ground course right now. It's been life changing already and we're only in week 4.
Being from the country and now living in the city I found things quite different (and difficult) at times. Common ground has helped me understand myself and taught me to be much more open, a great experience and highly recommendable.
I'm still thankful for being part of a group after 8 years. So glad there's more to manliness than beer and sports.