Entries in Events: Boys (13)


2013 Menslink Business Breakfast | National Press Club


Tuesday 24 September 2013
7.00am for a 7:30am start - 9.30am
National Press Club of Australia
$70.00 per person

The Menslink Business Breakfast is a great opportunity for leading Canberrans to show their support for a truly local charity and a great cause. Now in its seventh year, the breakfast is an ideal networking event for anyone interested in supporting young men across our region.

Over the past eleven years, Menslink has supported over a thousand young men through their adolescence to become contributing, productive members of society. Yet the statistics are still stacked against young men and we need your assistance to help turn them around. Young men are overwhelmingly represented in adverse violence, crime, school and university retention rates, while suicide remains the leading cause of death among young males aged from 15 right through to 45.

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Victorian Male Health Conference - important development

The inaugural Victorian Male Health Conference is less than one week away and there has been an important development:   

Unfortunately the Conference has not been able to attract sufficient registrations to make the Gathering financially viable over two days.

Consequently, the Gathering has been reduced to a one day program to be held on Monday 19 November, details of which are attached.  This will still be an action-packed conference, with many of the original presenters still appearing.  It’s a professional development day to be spent with like-minded colleagues.  In addition, one of Australia’s top comedians, Ben Price, is making an appearance right at the beginning with ‘What Price Male Health?’ 

The Committee regrets the need to make these changes, but believes that what they are providing will be great value for both the time and money spent. In fact it may now be more viable for you to attend – less money and less time. What better way to spend International Men’s Day – particularly if you work with men!

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He'll Be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men – MHV’s first regional PD and community tour (Victoria)


Immediately following the Victorian Male Health Gathering, keynote speaker Celia Lashlie embarks on a speaking tour to seven locations across Victoria.  She will present her observations arising from The Good Man Project, in which she visited 25 New Zealand boys’ secondary schools to examine how best adults in all capacities can help teenage boys have the best chance of becoming great men, husbands/partners, fathers, community members, etc.

These events will be free of charge or a small charge might apply in some venues.  In six locations Celia will present a Professional Development session for teachers, youth workers, police youth officers, etc. in the late afternoon.  In the evening she will address parents and anyone at all who is concerned with adolescent boy development and/or may have missed the PD session in the afternoon.  In Mornington there is only the one general session at 6.00 pm.

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Victorian Male Health Gathering 2012

Male Health Victoria is proud to announce the inaugural Victorian Male Health Gathering 2012 - The Journeys of Men and Boys. November 19-20, 2012.

Please see this flyer for more details, or visit the Gathering webpage at for full details.

This unique personal and professional development opportunity will be something you want to consider…

The Victorian Male Health Gathering is for any men or women concerned about the health and well-being of men and boys. Share, Explore, Discover, Celebrate!

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Boys need shine not Sheen: Biddulph

During tough economic times, young men need better role models than Charlie Sheen.

When the going gets tough, the most important thing for young men is good role models.

That is the advice from renowned parenting author Steve Biddulph, who will speak at the Men Boys and Mental Health Summit at the Event Centre in Caloundra tomorrow and Friday.

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