Men’s Mental Health

CCNB is passionate about providing information, advice and guidance to improve positive mental health for men, both locally in our communities, and as far as our reach extends online.

As a provider of advice for individuals and groups seeking care surrounding mental health issues, we recognise men’s mental health is a significant area of risk.

This is because, as research suggests, men are less likely to reach out for help when struggling with poor mental health.

Research suggests troubling findings, with statistics including, that one in ten men has made a plan for suicide, and that 9% of boys aged 10-14 are currently experiencing anxiety which only worsens as they grow older.

If you or someone you know is struggling with poor mental health, it’s important to remember that many share this struggle and that it’s not helpful to struggle alone.

We’ve provided some helpful information below, and links to relevant services to help you find greater support and connection for positive mental health outcomes for yourself or others.

TALKING: Men’s Mental Health Webinar

In November, Gary Jacobson, the CEO of CCNB, hosted a conversation on Men’s Mental Health. Guest speakers who joined this discussion included: John Milham from Mentoring Men, Barbara Stenhouse from Lifeline Northern Beaches and Olly Woolrych from Vipers Running Club. You can watch this webinar in full below.

Helpful Links

Lifeline provide a range of services for men to improve their mental health.

If you, or someone you care for is in need of urgent support, please call Lifeline to speak to a trained Crisis Supporter on 13 11 14 (24 hours / 7 days) or text Lifeline on 0477 13 11 14 (24 hours / 7 days) or chat online with Lifeline staff (24 hours / 7 days). 

Visit lifeline.org.au for more information.

Mentoring Men is a registered Australian charity providing free long-term one-to-one life mentoring programs for men Australia wide. They focus on a proactive approach, engaging with Australian men who need help before they spiral into crisis.

They welcome all men to engage with their mentoring programs and strive to be as diverse as the communities they serve and work within. Currently their Mentors collectively speak over 57 languages.

Visit mentoringmen.org.au for more information.

Vipers Running Club (RC) is a community of men that choose to acknowledge that the way in which you feel about yourself directly correlates to the way in which you treat yourself. Born out of a realisation that men are not connecting with each other in a healthy environment, a group of guys from the Northern Beaches of Sydney decided they needed to do something about it.

Visit www.vipersrunclub.com for more information.

The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the peak body supporting almost 1000 Men’s Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male based community development organisations.

Visit mensshed.org for more information.

To find out more contact CCNB

To speak to us about improving your mental health call 1300 002 262 or email ccnb@ccnb.com.au.

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