Blokepedia piloting new workplace health program designed specifically for men

Blokepedia is piloting a workplace health program designed specifically for men. Consisting of a mix of online resources and face-to-face (or webinar) education sessions, the program aims to support teams and individuals to optimise their social, emotional, and physical health.

Blokepedia launches new web-series to support the health and wellbeing of Australian men

Jimmy Rees to host new web-series that sets out to explore some of the issues and life events affecting men across Australia.

Finding The Tools To Overcome Adversity

Former Pipeline Master champion and pro surfer, Bede Durbidge, shares his personal story and the changes that impacted his life as a professional athlete.

Managing the Short Fuse

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.

10 Business Leaders Reveal Their Advice For Maintaining Mental Health and Wellbeing

We’ve asked 10 business leaders what strategies they have in place to maintain their own mental health and wellbeing while running a business

Navigating Fatherhood in a Corporate Family

Blake wanted to be the best dad I can be by being present for my children while maintaining a career. Parental leave gave him this opportunity from the start.

Dads Get The Blues Too

Around 10% of new dads suffer from PPD, but it’s still under the radar. One reason it’s hidden is that symptoms can easily be misinterpreted or dismissed.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.”

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

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.

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.

AFL Champion Jeff White Shares Story Of Stroke Survival

Jeff White played 268 games for Fremantle and Melbourne and is now the founder of Post High. He shares with us his story of surviving stroke at age 40.

If Happiness Is About Being True to Oneself, What Does It Really Mean To Be A Man?

Dr. Tim Sharp (aka Dr. Happy) is an internationally renowned leader in the field of Positive Psychology. Tim is the founder & CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of The Happiness Institute, Australia’s first organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and organisations. This article was originally published on www.drhappy.com.au

The Dragon and The Black Dog: Dan Hunt’s Story of Mental Illness

Former NRL player and mental health advocate Dan Hunt shares his personal experience of battling mental illness. Dan is an ambassador for Beyond Blue, NRL State of Mind and owner of Mental Health Movement.

It Can Be OK For Men Not To Talk About Men’s Mental Health

Men’s Mental Health has become a hot topic. One of many emerging issues attracting the attention of governments at all levels and society more broadly. The amount of public and open information and discussion of Men’s Health issues has allowed us to adjust our radar and lower our guard.

Blokepedia and the Importance of Men Having Conversations That Matter

The importance of men opening up and sharing their stories with each other is about more than just mental health. It’s about community. It’s about connecting.

5 Things I’ve Learned To Help Men Get Through Fertility Treatment

These days most people know someone who has undertaken the In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) process at least once. In fact, one in six couples in Australia will experience infertility.

10 Tips For New Dads To Help Manage Their Mental Health

We had a beautiful healthy boy. We were so lucky. So why did I start feeling depressed again? Do blokes even get the baby blues? Am I the only one? Parenthood is a bit of a paradox. It can be the happiest time of your life, but at the same time the most challenging.

Cracking The Lid On Bottled Emotions

In the time that followed my dad’s death, those feelings of loss, hurt and anger bottled up in me. I was like a ticking time bomb. I would want to cry, but I kept suppressing those emotions. No one needed to know I was hurting. No one needed to see me cry. Men don’t cry.