Mens Groups and Organisations
Dads On The Air
Dads On The Air is a successful community radio show based in Sydney, Australia and specifically targetted at fathers and those who care about them. It is an entertaining mix of news, public information, political commentary, wide ranging interviews and satire bound up with all the sounds of DJ Uncle Buck's remarkable music collection.
Welcome to Dadsontheair.com. Our site is dedicated to australian family law and matters such as child support, child custody, visitation and alimony. As a parent you have both responsibilities and rights and supporting your child is one of those responsibilities that you can not avoid. Dadsontheair.net wants to help you as you go through difficult moments such as a divorce or separation, always putting first the children's best interest.
EnCOURAGEment for MEN
Based in Victoria, Jodie offers a cost-effective para-legal service to men around Australia to prepare them for their day in Court:
•Successfully develop and type Affidavits and court applications.
•Prepare and type parenting plans.
•Accurately transcribe recorded material.
•Offer a service for all Self-Representative Litigants.
•Preparation for family report and court hearings.
•Finding you a Lawyer that suits you.
•Offer counselling and support.
•Direct you to support services that will best suit your needs.
'Fathering Adventures', founded by Darren Lewis back in July 2008, is an adventure-based initiative devoted to turning the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers.
'Fathering Adventures' runs adventures for Father-Son and Father-Daughter.
We facilitate Father-Son and Dad & Daughter Relationship, Initiation, Blessing & Releasing Investment Adventure Experiences throughout Australia, and beyond.
You will experience an enjoyable, exciting, adventure-filled environment where you will be inspired, equipped experientially, and empowered, to really connect, or perhaps reconnect with your child (or a child whose Dad is no longer present). It will be a life-giving, life-changing experience that promises to provide many moments that will create powerful memories that will last a lifetime, and opportunities to fill a photo album.
Dads Uni is a free website dedicated to training and equipping fathers throughout our nation in one of the most fulfilling, yet challenging areas of our lives as men. This teaching ministry is based in Brisbane, Australia and is developing parenting courses, seminars and conferences for fathers and fathers to be, to assist them in raising their children. "52 Tips For Fathers" is currently being developed as our basic fathering course with both practical and biblical insights for those who have a desire to improve their fathering skills. Using the elements of Understanding, Nurture and Impartation, Dad's Uni is confident we can assist fathers' in being a blessing to the children, with which they have been entrusted.
Dads@Lifeline is a user friendly, informal but professional service that understands the challenges facing separated or bereaved fathers. What does Dads@Lifeline provide?
Counselling and support for separated/bereaved fathers and their children, Family Law and Child Support information and assistance (not legal advice), Information Videos/DVDs on looking after yourself after separation, finding your way through the family law system and some basic do's and don'ts of child support, 'The Secret Life of Men' - a weekly group to discuss men's issues, Peer-Supporters - a team of trained, supervised volunteers who have been through similar experiences and provide 1:1 support to separated Dads, Occasional social activities and newsletters for Dads and their kids.
Information resource on Shared Care. Fathers4Equality consists of a large number of fathers, mothers, step-parents and grand-parents, who all share the core belief that sole-residence as a preferred model for post-separated families is harmful to children, and deprives decent non-custodial parents (usually fathers) of being a parent in the true sense of the word.
The Fatherhood Project is a not-for-profit organisation that supports all fathers to be actively and positively engaged in their childrens lives. Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of all children and families.
We develop and deliver specialised education, support and mentoring programs for fathers that are uniquely father-focused, including fatherhood mentoring sessions, expectant and new fathers groups and indigenous fathers circles.
The Fatherhood Project develops and delivers specialised education, support and mentoring programs for fathers that are uniquely father-focused, including fatherhood mentoring sessions, expectant and new fathers groups and Indigenous fathers circles.
The Fatherhood Project is also the founder of The Fatherhood Festival, a unique 3-day community event held over the Fathers Day weekend that brings people and families together to question, explore and publicly celebrate the role of fatherhood.
Foundation 49: Men’s Health’s vision is
‘to enable men to live longer and healthier lives’
To achieve this vision Foundation 49: Men’s Health focuses on promoting good health and wellbeing with a primary aim of prevention and early detection, and by encouraging regular health checks.
International Men's Day
Objectives of International Men's Day include a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care while highlighting the discrimination against them.
The November IMD is a significant date as it interfaces the popular 'Movember' charity event and also with Universal Children's Day on Nov 20 with which IMD forms a 48 hour celebration of men and children respectively, and of the special relationships they share.
The ability to sacrifice your needs on behalf of others is fundamental to manhood, as is honour. Manhood rites of passage the world over recognise the importance of sacrifice in the development of Manhood.
Men make sacrifices everyday in their place of work, in their role as husbands and fathers, for their families, for their friends, for their communities and for their nation. International Men's Day is an opportunity for people everywhere of goodwill to appreciate and celebrate the men in their lives and the contribution they make to society for the greater good of all.
Lone Fathers Association of Australia
The Lone Fathers Association, a national peak body for separated parents, is a non-sexist, non-sectarian, non-profit, and self-help educational and welfare organisation devoted to the interests of lone fathers and their children, as well as their friends, extended family, and carers.
Membership is open to all separated parents – with the proviso that members must be willing to help financially support their children. Currently, 35% of the membership of the organisation are women.
New members are always welcome, and can register and pay for membership online. (Read more about membership and its benefits on our Members page.)
Professional advisers, lawyers, and legislators contribute expertise to the organisation.
Men's Health Information & Resource Centre designs, develops and supports research and projects which contribute to the enhancement of the health & well-being of men and boys in a variety of contexts:
the workplace, family relationships, access to health and social support services.
MHIRC designs, develops and supports research and projects that enhance the health and well-being of men and boys in a variety of contexts.
We work on a wide array of projects and initiatives for a number of organisations, all of which expand the knowledge and insight into how different groups of males are impacted by social and environmental factors.
The mission of Men's Line Australia is to provide relevant and accessible telephone counselling, information and referral in order for men to enhance their relationship capacities and manage the challenges encountered when faced with disruptions to their family life or their primary relationships. It also provides support and information for women and family members who are concerned about the welfare of their partners, husbands or fathers.
MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues. Through our dedicated counselling services, available through a range of modalities, MensLine provides:
- A safe and private place to talk about concerns;
- Confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental support;
- Coaching and practical strategies for managing personal relationship concerns;
- Relevant information and linkage to other appropriate services and programs as required.
MensLine Australia is managed by On the Line, Australia's leading professional telephone and online counselling and training provider. This unique, dedicated service for men is an initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. It was launched in September 2001.
Men's Rights Agency
A National, Non-Profit Organisation Providing a Better Outcome for Men and their Families. Looking for more time with your children, shared parenting, fair property settlements, reasonable child support payments, protection against domestic violence and equality in all areas of life? Check out what we can achieve together.
The modern Men’s Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture. Men’s Sheds are springing up all around Australia. If you looked inside one you might see a number of men restoring furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school, maybe making Mynah bird traps or fixing lawn mowers or making a kids cubby house for Camp Quality to raffle. You might also see a few young men working with the older men learning new skills and maybe also learning something about life from the men they work with. You will see tea-bags, coffee cups and a comfortable area where men can sit and talk. You will probably also see an area where men can learn to cook for themselves or they can learn how to contact their families by computer.
Single Fathers Due to Cancer
The Single Fathers Due to Cancer program is dedicated to helping the thousands of fathers who each year lose their spouses to cancer and must adjust to being sole parents. Remarkably, few resources are available for fathers and very little is known about the unique challenges they face and how to best help them through this enormously difficult time.
If you are a single father whose wife or partner died from cancer, please click on the above button to complete a brief survey. Our hope is that through your participation, we will better understand your experience as a single father so that we can develop treatments to lessen the burden of future generations of fathers and their children. Your answers to this survey will also inform us about how to provide better end-of-life care for mothers with cancer.
What makes a Man a Man in Contemporary Australia
This "virtual" mentoring project is a multi-media resource for men of all ages, developed around a collection of "life lessons and reflections" of well-known Australian male public figures.
Complete Men run support groups and programs for men in South East QLD and Northern NSW.
We do this through providing individual support and programs for men to engage in men's groups and related personal growth activities.