STORIES & ARTICLES

July 26, 2018

Miscarriage: One Man’s Reflection After The Loss of a Baby

Matt has openly shared his families recent experience with the grief surrounding pregnancy loss. He hopes that by sharing his personal story, the less likely that other Mums and Dads will feel alone when they experience a similar loss.
July 15, 2018

NRL Greats Show The Strength of Vulnerability During State of Origin

Four former NRL players unified blue and maroon supporters on the night of the final State of Origin game to highlight the prominence of men’s struggles with mental health at a Brisbane event. Dale Shearer, Sione Faumuina, Matthew Elliot, and David Myles were panelists at the event hosted by Hotel West End in South Brisbane.
June 21, 2018

Playing For Your Resilience

While there is glory in being a successful athlete, it comes with massive pressures to perform well on and off Anyone can see the physical injuries of athletes, but rarely can people see what injuries they may have mentally. Last year, mental illness forced one AFL player to leave the sport altogether.
June 19, 2018

What Should You Do If You Think Someone Is Really Struggling?

What Should You Do If You Think Someone Is Really Struggling? The ALEC framework works really well in having that important conversation. Ask, Listen, Encourage Action, Check-in
June 12, 2018

How I Look Is Not How I Feel

Mike Morrison hid his condition for years as he did not want to be professionally prejudiced. "For years how l looked was not how I felt but I dare not saying anything as being bulletproof was all part of the act. I was a good actor. I’ve now stopped acting and started living."
June 10, 2018

Running A Small Business Is No Small Exercise

I believe resilience is the #1 life skill to help us duck, dodge, prioritise and put into perspective the crap life throws at us. The life of running a small business is no exception to this. There’s plenty of crap in and around your business that can affect your mental, physical and financial health.  The depth of crap largely depends on how much you let it get to you
June 6, 2018

Gender Diversity Requires A Focus On The Men

My dad was a stay-at-home dad in the 70s. Did it give me an advantage? Did it give me confidence in the co-ed school yard or an extra edge as I climbed the ladder in a male-dominated industry? It sure didn't hurt. Forty years on and my husband is a stay-at-home dad for our two beautiful daughters.
May 22, 2018

Wallaby Stephen Moore Opens Up About Men’s Health

With a 15-year professional career in rugby union, Moore is known for being Australia’s most capped Super Rugby player, and the only rugby hooker to have played 100 tests. Moore has seen challenges with mental health in all aspects of his career - in teammates, opponents, even in himself.
May 12, 2018

Time For Reaction; Time For Change

Simon Gillard was a police officer for more than fifteen years, before being invalided out of the force with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He is now an advocate for others with PTSD, depression, anxiety in the emergency services, military and the wider community.