Here's a list of resources and contacts that may be valuable.
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CRISIS or EMERGENCY
Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78 24hrs - 7days
Mensline is a national service that supports men who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties, particularly surrounding family breakdown or separation. We offer anonymous telephone support, information and referral for men around Australia, 24 hrs a day, seven days a week, for the cost of a local call. Mensline Australia’s counsellors are professionally trained to provide counselling responses and approaches that specifically suit the way men think and behave. They also have ready access to relevant information and referral to men’s services at any time and from anywhere in the country. Mensline Australia is managed by Crisis Support Services, a not-for-profit, non-government organisation that also operates a number of other specialist services.
Lifeline 13 11 14 - 24hrs 7days
Family Law Hotline 1800 050 321
Legal Aid Hotline 1300 888 529
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Lismore Mensline (02) 6622 2240
OTHER PROGRAMS & SUPPORT (from Mens Wellbeing Members)
Moreno Collegium - The Moreno Collegium for Human Centred Learning, Research and Development is committed to a providing the highest quality experiential training in psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and role training. We have a strong vision and a strong mission and highly qualified trainers, educators and practitioners. Collegium Director, Peter Howie, is a long-time supporter of Mens Wellbeing and is a skilled facilitator of men's groups. He occasionally offers programs specifically for men.
Heart n Soul Matters Relationship Counselling - Ross Thompson is a founder of the Men's Health and Wellbeing Association Queensland and continues to provide quality 'relationship' workshops at our gatherings. As a counsellor, Ross specialises is men's issues, relationships and family dynamics. Phone 0409 551 475
Compassion Coach - Denis Hay MCouns; B.Soc. Sci. (Psych). A professional counselling service that deals with Men's Issues, Anger and Domestic Violence Issues, General Counselling. Internet counselling and Internet based anger program. Anger program has an 86% success rate. 2 Settlers Rise, KILCOY, and AUSTRALIA wide. Phone: 07 5497 2782 / 0403 280 517
Inner Harmony Centre - School of Wisdom Philosophy, 142 Apollo Rd Bulimba QLD 4171. Director: Phil Golding - psychotherapist, counsellor, meditation and personal development, mens work, can work with any personal and relationship issues as well as spiritual development and empowerment for both men and women. The Center also has acupuncture, massage, yoga, pranic healing, kinesiology, other male and female counselors and life-coaches. Ph: 07 3399 7876
Pathways Foundation - Pathways to Manhood & Womanhood for more information email Matthew Middleton email@example.com or call him on 0402 052 940.
OTHER CONTACTS AND RESOURCES
One in Three www.oneinthree.com.au
One in Three is a diverse group of male and female professionals – academics, researchers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors and trainers. The Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the existence and needs of male victims of family violence and abuse; to work with government and non-government services alike to provide assistance to male victims; and to reduce the incidence and impacts of family violence on Australian men, women and children.
Inter-State Men's Organisations—a list compiled by Dads In Distress.
Victorian services—a directory called "Help Mate!" also complied by Dads in Distress.
Acceptance – provides support to gay and lesbian Catholics, their families and friends in a confidential and non-judgmental atmosphere. The Group offers monthly masses and discussion meetings, periodic workshops and retreats and social events. Acceptance also offers referrals to and from other groups in the Gay Christian Network. - (07) 3846 1714
Adult Children of Alcoholics – (07) 3321 1151
Andrology Australia - (The Australian Centre of Excellence in Male Reproductive Health). Andrology (an-drol'-uh-jee): The study of the functions and diseases specific to males, especially of the reproductive organs. The equivalent to gynaecology for women. Their website is a great resource on male reproductive health. Ph: 1300 303 878
Bardon Counseling & Natural Therapy Centre - Addresses a range of emotional, psychological, relationship and family issues including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, loss and grief, communication, conflict resolution, intimacy, self-esteem and addictions. – Tel 07 3368 1300
Beyond Blue – The National Depression Initiative
Caxton Legal Centre – Some Social Work Assistance, Free Legal Advice, Evening Advice 6 to 8pm Mon, Tue & Thurs – just show up. 28 Heal Street New Farm, QLD Brisbane. Tel: (07) 3254 1811
Dean Olafsen (Grad.Dip Couns) Counselling, Men’s Issues, Relationships, Grief & Loss, Community Education, Professional Supervision. IPSWICH Ph: (07) 3812 7585 Mob: 0407 038 483
DADs Australia is a non-profit community organisation that provides support and assistance to both men and women, affected by Divorce, Separation, Child Residency and Contact, CSA (Child Support Agency), Domestic Violence and Suicide
Dads in Distress Support Service (DIDSS) Coffs Harbour Contact 1300 853 437 - Helpline, weekly support groups, one-on-one support.
Fatherhood Foundation / Fathers On-line – This website was prepared to inspire the visitor to catch the vision for excellence in fathering in Australia and to consider supporting the fatherhood foundation.
Fatherhood Project/Fatherhood Festival - The Fatherhood Project is a not for profit, non-denominational organisation offering an independent platform for fathers and their families to come together and celebrate fatherhood. We aim to be inclusive of all genders and cultures.
Fathers Direct - Fathers Direct is the UK's national information centre on fatherhood. It is a charity founded in 1999 by professionals with expertise in social work, family policy, business development and communications.
Gay & Lesbian Welfare Association (GLWA), Counseling & Referral (07) 32522997 or FREECALL 1800184527 phone any day between 7:00pm and 10:00pm www.glwa.org.au
GAYDADS Support Group for gay fathers. Meets second Friday of every month. Social and support newtowrk for gay men. Informal, welcoming, support through shared experiences. Ph: Paul 0417 727 043 or Barry 0419 661 145
i-dont.com.au - Relationship breakdown and separation can be a challenging time, but you are not alone. You just need to know where to find the people who can help you. i-dont.com.au is a services directory aimed at helping you locate the professionals in your local area who can assist you through your separation. It's hard enough, you don't need to face it alone. http://www.i-dont.com.au/
The Pathways Foundation runs the Pathways to Manhood program. This is a non-profit organisation offering an outstanding, inovative & contemporary rite-of-passage, in the form of a 5 day bush retreat, for boys between 13 and 15 and their fathers or older male companion.
Men’s Rights Agency Pty Ltd PO Box 28 Waterford Qld 4133 Ph (07) 3805 5611
MENDS is the developer of breakthrough program, “Strategies for separated men, a 12 week pscyho-educational” (practical adult-learning based upon proven psychological principles) program designed to address men’s acute needs in the traumatic period after a significant relationship has ended http://www.mends.com.au/
Men’s Health Line 1800 155141 Sexual health information for men.
Mensline Australia supports men who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties, particularly surrounding family breakdown or separation. 1300 78 99 78 (24 hrs 7days) http://www.menslineaus.org.au
Men Transforming Men (MTM) is a Christian based men's organisation that focuses on providing support and guidance to men on spiritual issues (where "spiritual" refers to our connection with the greater spirit that drives us all). MTM is about building and supporting men's spiritual lives not about religion. We provide counselling, men's training programs and camps that explore masculinity from a spiritual perspective. Our web site is http://www.mtmaustralia.org.au/
MAM: Mature-age (Gay) men’s social and support group firstname.lastname@example.org
MARS: Men Affected by Rape & Sexual abuse. A support group to recover. New intake every 3 months. Phone: Wendell 07 3857 1222. Groups in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Redcliffe, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton & Cairns
Men's Info & Support Association ( MISA) Phone 3889 7312 for relationship & anger management issues.
Motherhood Mysteries - Ceremonies and creative workshops to celebrate and explore the huge life transition of becoming and being a mother. http://www.motherhoodmysteries.com.au/
Multicultural Men and Family Relationsips Program is located at the Peace Centre in Goodna and provides individual counselling as well as a variety of groups for men and their families. 2007 will offer an open support group for men, 'Survivor' which is a group for men who have experienced sexual abuse, and also Anger Management groups through out. The program offers a choice off male or female counsellor in a friendly and non-judgemental environment. 15 Church Street, Goodna QLD. Tel (07) 3818 2622
Relationships Australia - offer a number of programs including Family Violence Prevention (including a 15 week men's group "Alternatives to Aggression"), free Gambling Help Service, free Victims Counselling Support Service, fee based Relationship Counselling and Mediation, free Contact Orders Program, plus more. Phone Brisbane 07 3831 2005 or visit http://www.relationships.com.au/ for all locations.
Uncle Mentoring Program - Uncle is an mentoring and activities program for local boys without active fathers, a community-based organisation committed to guiding and supporting young boys in their personal development during a challenging period of their lives. http://www.uncle.org.au/