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Mental Health Challenges

You don’t need to go it alone.
If your mental health is doing it tough, scroll through our list of community led organisations and services designed for men to find one that is right for you.

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Bridging the Gap – Men’s Resource Centre

A safe space where men can gather and talk, receive counselling, and attend programs.
Find morehttps://www.btgcsi.com.au/mens-resource-centre/mens-resource-centre.php

Dads at Dalwood

Support for dads through individual counselling, dads playgroups and activity groups and dads only discussion groups.
Find morehttps://www.dalwoodspilstead.com/services

Grab Life by the Balls

Community based network to create support by blokes for blokes in Port Stevens.
Find morehttps://www.grablifebytheballs.com.au/

Head to Health – Australian Department of Health

Specific information for men. Other information available to support oneself, someone else, portals for professionals and service providers. Sections for Aboriginal, multicultural, veterans, young, LGBTQI+ people.
Find morehttps://www.headtohealth.gov.au/supporting-yourself/support-for/men

Health in Gear

Health in Gear is a program developed by the OzHelp Foundation that focuses on supporting the health and wellbeing of transport and logistics workers on the job and at home. This includes 24/7 phone support and free counselling for workers and their families, health tips for staying well, roadside health checks, and the Share the Load podcast.
Find morehttps://healthingear.com.au/

Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds

Links to the Healthy Heads App and other mental health and physical wellbeing support for the Australian supply-chain workforce.
Find morehttps://www.healthyheads.org.au/

Mantle Health

Our goal is to support men to be better partners, fathers, brothers, colleagues, leaders, and friends, and to improve mental health outcomes for men and those around them. We do this by removing the barriers to receiving professional and effective one-on-one psychological support through a secure and discreet video telehealth service.
Find morehttps://mantlehealth.com.au/

Mates in Construction (NSW)

Construction and mining industry based support for men, including a 24-hour helpline.
Find morehttps://mates.org.au/

Men’s Kitchen

A fun, safe, supportive and instructive environment where older men learn cooking skills.
Find morehttps://www.menskitchen.org.au/

Men2Be – Men’s Group

An open-men's group meeting weekly in Tweed Heads support mentally, socially, spiritually.
Find morehttps://www.meetup.com/en-AU/men2be/

Mensline Australia

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men, across areas of concern to men, including mental health, family violence, relationships and addiction.
Find morehttps://mensline.org.au/

Menstuff

Counselling, coaching and psychotherapy for men and young men.
Find morehttps://menstuff.com.au/

Mentoring Men

Mentoring Men provides free long-term one-to-one life mentoring for men who are going through some challenges or changes in their life.
Find morehttps://mentoringmen.org.au/free-mentor-programs/looking-for-support/

MENtors for Men

Mentor support to men for a sense of belonging and purpose through friendship. Coffs Harbour and Kempsey.
Find morehttps://mentorsformen.com.au/

Mongrels Men

Support for men through sports, fitness, exercise, connection and community.
Find morehttps://mongrelsmen.com/upcoming-events

Mr Perfect

Bringing men together at weekend BBQs in local parks across Australia, to create community and connection. Check the map to see if there is a BBQ running near you soon. Or get support to start a BBQ in your town.
Find morehttps://mrperfect.org.au/pages/bbq-locations

Older Men New Ideas

Small, community-based men's groups for older men.
Find morehttps://omninsw.waggamatters.com/omni-group-locations.html

OzHelp

OzHelp works with the government, blue collar workplaces, corporate partners, and the community to provide mental health and wellbeing support and training services to high risk, hard to reach industries that are most at risk of suicide. OzHelp provides 24/7 phone support and free counselling to workers in the building and construction industry and their families.
Find morehttps://ozhelp.org.au/our-services/individuals/

Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk

Just a bunch of knockabout locals who get together every Thursday evening for a walk and talk.
Find morehttps://www.facebook.com/PenrithMensWalkAndTalk/

Rural Outreach Counselling

Down to earth support from Matekeepers in the local community. Join a closed online community of mates.
Find morehttps://www.ruraloutreachcounselling.com.au/matekeepers

ACON

Community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Service for men, including free alcohol and other drugs counselling and mental health counselling.
Find morehttps://www.acon.org.au/

Ahead for Business from Everymind

Ahead for Business - resources supporting the mental health of small business owners and their staff
Find morehttps://aheadforbusiness.org.au/

BeyondNow – app from Beyond Blue

Suicide prevention app about safety planning to help manage suicidal thoughts.
Find morehttps://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning

Blue Knot Foundation

Support for people with complex trauma; - for survivors and families, service providers.
Find morehttps://blueknot.org.au/survivors/

Bush Fire Support Service from Black Dog Institute

Free mental health support for emergency service workers, volunteers, and their loved ones affected by all natural disasters.
Find morehttps://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/bush-fire-support-service/?utm_source=bdi-homepage&utm_medium=QuickLink&utm_campaign=bfss

Change Happens Psychotherapy and Consultancy

private and individual but clinical and focused on gay men.
Find morehttps://changehappens.com.au/services/

Headgear APP from Black Dog Institute

HeadGear is a free, easy-to-use smartphone app that guides you through a 30–day mental fitness challenge designed to build resilience and wellbeing and prevent things like depression and anxiety.
Find morehttps://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/digital-tools-apps/headgear/

Headspace

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone tools and services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/

Headspace

Personal spaces - mental health interactive personal toolkit for young people - online resource.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/online-and-phone-support/interactive-tools/

Headspace

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/

Headspace Armidale

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/armidale/

Headspace Ashfield

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/ashfield/

Headspace Bankstown

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/bankstown/

Headspace Batemans Bay

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/batemans-bay/

Headspace Bathurst

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/bathurst/

Headspace Bega

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/bega/

Headspace Bondi Junction

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/bondi-junction/

Headspace Broken Hill

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/broken-hill/

Headspace Brookvale

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/brookvale/

Headspace Campbelltown

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/campbelltown/

Headspace Camperdown

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/camperdown/

Headspace Castle Hill

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/castle-hill/

Headspace Cessnock

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/cessnock/

Headspace Chatswood

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/chatswood/

Headspace Coffs Harbour

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/coffs-harbour/

Headspace Cowra

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/cowra/

Headspace Dubbo

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/dubbo/

Headspace Gosford

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-gosford/

Headspace Goulburn

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/goulburn/

Headspace Grafton

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/grafton/

Headspace Griffith

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/griffith/

Headspace Hurstville

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/hurstville/

Headspace Katoomba

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/katoomba/

Headspace Kempsey

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/kempsey/

Headspace Lake Haven

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/lake-haven/

Headspace Lismore

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/lismore/

Headspace Lithgow

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/lithgow/

Headspace Liverpool

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/liverpool/

Headspace Maitland

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/maitland/

Headspace Miranda

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/miranda/

Headspace Mount Druiitt

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/mount-druitt/

Headspace Newcastle

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/newcastle/

Headspace Nowra

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/nowra/

Headspace Orange

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/orange/

Headspace Parramatta

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/parramatta/

Headspace Penrith

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/penrith/

Headspace Port Macquarie

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/port-macquarie/

Headspace Queanbeyan

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/queanbeyan/

Headspace Tamworth

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/tamworth/

Headspace Taree

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/taree/

Headspace Wagga Wagga

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/wagga-wagga/

Headspace Wollongong

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/wollongong/

Headspace Wyong

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/wyong/

Headspace Yass

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/yass/

Headstart

Directory of local service providers and health professionals in Central and Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Western Sydney.
Find morehttps://headstart.org.au/

HealthWise

Clinical services in Hunter New England - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, and person-centred, individual psychological support and strength-based strategies. Offered in Armidale, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Moree, Narrabri, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha.
Find morehttps://healthwisenenw.com.au/services/

Homelessness in NSW

Specialist homelessness services can help women, men, young people, families, Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Find morehttps://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/housing/help/ways/services

Hunter Primary Care

Delivers range of mental health and wellbeing services to the community with health professionals.
Find morehttps://hunterprimarycare.com.au/

Illawarra-Shoalhaven Men’s Homelessness Support Service

Integrated support to single men over 25 years of age who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Find morehttps://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/housing/help/ways/services/illawarra-shoalhaven-mens-support-service

Jewish Care

A whole community approach to support for individuals and their families experiencing a mental health crisis, relationship challenges, NDIS, AfterCare support and a My Wellbeing App.
Find morehttps://jewishcare.com.au/programs-services/

Kids Helpline

Support and counselling for young people from 5-25.
Find morehttps://kidshelpline.com.au/

LGBTIQ+ at R U OK

Providing training and education for mental health professionals on LGBTIQ+ mental health. Mental health and suicide prevention awareness education for LGBTIQ+ people.
Find morehttps://www.ruok.org.au/lgbti-resources

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline - specialist suicide support line. Other support services and helplines; localised service finder on Google maps. Information & resources categorised into COVID, domestic & family violence, natural disasters, trauma, loneliness isolation, anxiety, stress, gambling, financial, self harm.
Find morehttps://www.lifeline.org.au/

Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney

Crisis support, suicide prevention, suicide bereavement, financial counselling, training and workshops, information and resources for Macarthur region. Men's Long Lunch and other initiatives to raise awareness and continue the conversation about men's mental health. ​
Find morehttps://www.lifelinemacarthur.org.au/

LikeMind – Western Sydney, Orange and Wagga Wagga

Support for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers - community based services in Penrith, Seven Hills, Orange, Wagga Wagga.
Find morehttps://likemind.org.au/

LinkMate

Peer-to-peer social app - through connecting people with peers and community services for preventing mental health challenges.
Find morehttps://linkmate.com.au/

MyCompass from Black Dog Institute

myCompass is a free online and confidential self-help program for people who have been feeling anxious, down or stressed, and people who want to build good mental health. myCompass has a specific online learning activity for managing depression in men.
Find morehttps://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/digital-tools-apps/mycompass/

Police Post Trauma Service Group

Support across NSW for former and current police officers and families recovering from trauma and PTSD. Helpline 7.00am - 10.00pm.
Find morehttps://pptsg.org.au/

Quest for Life – Moving Beyond Trauma

Moving Beyond Trauma workshop helps people with post-trauma stress symptoms to reclaim their lives.
Find morehttps://questforlife.org.au/residential-program/moving-beyond-trauma/

R U OK

R U OK encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives. Provides resources for people to have those conversations.
Find morehttps://www.ruok.org.au/

Reachout

Online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia.
Find morehttps://au.reachout.com/

Sane Australia

Sane provides online peer support and forums for people with complex mental health problems and their families. 10am - 10pm only. This is not a crisis service.
Find morehttps://www.sane.org/get-support/drop-in-service

Soldier On

Soldier On supports veterans and their families with health and wellbeing services, learning and education and social connection activities.
Find morehttps://soldieron.org.au/

Southern Youth and Family Services

Dedicated Men's Health program through Community Health for Adolescents In Need (CHAIN) focused on training young men ask for help.
Find morehttp://syfs.org.au/programs/mens-health

St Vinnies – Liverpool Men’s Centre

St Vinnies crisis accommodation and case management service for unaccompanied men.
Find morehttps://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/NSW/Housing/Liverpool_Men%E2%80%99s_Centre/

Standby – Support after Suicide

Support for people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide.
Find morehttps://standbysupport.com.au/find-support/nsw/

Standby Support After Suicide

Support for people who have lost someone to suicide. A national Phone line, and services support in some NSW Regions
Find morehttps://standbysupport.com.au/

Suicide Call back Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service providing 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people affected by suicide.
Find morehttps://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

Triple OK

Are They Triple OK? provides specific resources from R U OK? for people working in the emergency services.
Find morehttps://www.ruok.org.au/triple-ok