We are passionate about improving the lives of Australian men.
It is our mission to create positive change through opportunities for connection, learning, and individual development.
Blokepedia was started as a blog site in January 2017 by Josh Quarmby with the aim of getting men talking about issues and topics that impact their lives, from mental and physical health through to relationships.
What originally started as a simple blog quickly grew into a unique mix of online and face to face resources for men, including regular events.
In early 2018 Josh invited Dr. Clive Williams, a highly experienced psychologist, to speak at one of Blokepedia’s ‘Conversations that Matter’ events. From here the two struck-up a friendship, with Clive mentoring and supporting Josh to develop workshops and online resources aimed at providing men with tools and supports to enhance their emotional health and wellbeing.
In 2019 Clive joined Blokepedia as a Director.
As the co-Directors of Blokepedia, Josh and Clive are passionate about improving the lives of Australian men. Their approach combines expertise in clinical psychology, training facilitation, HR consultation, and community engagement.
Blokepedia is committed to creating a caring and supportive community that encourages men to connect, openly share their stories and discuss the issues and topics that affect them.
If we are going to improve men’s health outcomes, we all need to be involved in these important conversations. For this reason, inclusivity is at the core of what we do and we encourage both men and women to participate in our programs and events.
Founder & Managing Director
Josh’s diverse experience and knowledge in program management, community engagement, and human resource management have shaped the development of Blokepedia’s programs and solutions. Josh is skilled in forging effective relationships with communities, government and business stakeholders and establishing and implementing programs that bring tangible benefits to individuals, clients and communities.
Dr. Clive Williams
Dr. Clive Williams PhD is a psychologist with over 35 years’ experience. For the past 25 years Clive has focused on the application of the Hero’s Journey as a template for addressing issues of change and problem solving. Clive uses this template in treating anxiety, depression, relationship, family and workplace issues. He has yet to find one situation where the Hero’s Journey could not be used as a daily guide to supporting change and resolving problems.