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.
Common Ground was a profound experience for me, supporting me in every way following some very difficult life experiences in recent years. I felt validated and protected in being myself after a life of being what other people wanted me to be. It was scary stuff. My life has not got any easier, well maybe a little, but I now have some idea of who I am and possibly where my journey might be taking me.
Common Ground provided me an opportunity to understand and connect with myself, and other men, in a deep and meaningful way. I felt listened to, supported and encouraged throughout and departed the experience feeling inspired and motivated. Seeds that were planted continue to blossom, as do the friendships I have made with my group peers. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
My reason for attending common ground was that I wanted to better deal with my anger and my addictions. In the process of exploring these things, I managed to quit my job and take my business full time. The men's group that followed the course helped give me the support and self belief to tackle things in my life I never thought I was capable of.
Common Ground changed my world by showing me that I had choices. The proof of the value of this program is that I am alive today and living a happy life. Without wanting to be dramatic, my only expectation before Common Ground was a bitter death, sooner rather than later. Yet here I am. I know that the key has been the Common Ground program. I recommend it to you.
Common Ground has given me more understanding of why I do this things I do in my life. It has help me with my integrity and given me a platform to share my life experiences/challenges with other men. I found the program hugely therapeutic and would recommend it to other young men.
I was looking for more depth & guts to interactions with men (something more that conversations rotating around Booze, Sport, & degrading Women). Common ground provided that depth & more, helping me to being honest with myself. The first time in 50 years I've felt fully heard & also been fully present for others. I now have many solid Men friends from all walks of life, good men.