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Are you Doing it Tough?

Life can be challenging, and sometimes the path can take an unexpected turn. If you find yourself navigating through difficult moments, remember that you don’t have to go through it alone. Doing It Tough, is dedicated to connecting men in New South Wales with the support they need to overcome their tough times.

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What support do you need?

Everyone situation is different, and that’s why Doing It Tough focuses on providing tailored support options. By understanding where you live, the challenges you’re facing, and your preferred type of support, we try to connect you with the right services to address your specific needs. Whether you’re dealing with financial stress, coping with mental health challenges, adjusting to significant life changes, or encountering any other obstacles, this website connects you with over 150 services that are able to assist. The services listed don’t just focus on clinical and professional health services but also include informal groups where you can just connect with men who have had similar experiences.

Building a supportive community

When you are doing it tough, finding a supportive community can make a difference. Our website comprises over 150 community-led organisations and services, all located within New South Wales, dedicated to supporting men.

No matter where in NSW you are, our hope is that this site can connect you with services that understand the unique challenges you are facing. Whether you prefer online interactions, face-to-face support, or connecting with others in similar situations, our vast network ensures there’s a right fit for everyone.

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A toolbox for your journey

Our resource library hosts a range of videos, articles, podcasts, and stories that can help you understand your situation, build resilience and help you overcome the challenges you are facing. You’ll find stories from men who have conquered similar challenges, providing reassurance that you are not alone in your journey.

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This is a good initiative. A problem shared is a problem halved. Talking to a mate or professional can and will make a difference.- Ivan
I knew I needed support but when you are in the midst of it all, it was hard to know where to turn. Having a resource like Doing It Tough can make all the difference in moments like that.- Dave

Funded by NSW Health, Doing It Tough is a partnership between Suicide Prevention Australia and Australian Men’s Health Forum. In creating the website, we have brought together people with lived experience and experts in the suicide prevention sector, to bridge the gap between men doing it tough and support services.