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Service Directory

Everyone’s journey is unique, and finding the right support during challenging times is crucial. Whether you’re seeking assistance online, face-to-face, or simply want to connect with like-minded individuals. Our extensive Service Directory has over 150 community-led organisations and services, all working to support men in New South Wales who are doing it tough.

To find services that can provide support, simply browse through the categories that align with your current challenges or explore different options to see what resonates with you. Each listing provides valuable information about the organisation, its services, and how to connect with them. You have the flexibility to choose services that fit your preferences – whether it’s location, type of support, or the challenge you are facing.

Our Service Directory is continually updated and expanded, ensuring that you have access to the latest and most relevant support services available. If you wish to have your service added, please click here.

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Australian Dads Network

The Australian Dad's Network offers peer support groups, online forums, and educational resources to help fathers navigate parenthood, share life experiences, and support their children.

Website Free

Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group

Locations: Redfern

Babana Aboriginal builds and empowers local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the inner-city community of Redfern in Sydney. Babana offers primary health, mental health and suicide prevention programs, local men's groups and mentoring.

Website 0411 282917 Free

Baptist Care

Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Bankstown, Campbelltown and Penrith

Baptist Care offers a men's support group for men seeking to change their behaviour. Facing Up Men's Behaviour Change - a 20-week men's behaviour change support group for men who want to stop being abusive within their family relationships.

Website 1300 130 225 Free

BOOMers – Sydney Community Services

Locations: Lane Cove, Hunters Hill

Men’s Group Outings (BOOMers) service is for older men who are looking for an opportunity to socialise and visit interesting places in the company of other men. Older men who are independently mobile (walkers and sticks welcome) can join outings every second Friday morning. To join a BOOMer outing, phone 02 9427 6425 or email [email protected]

Website Costs may be involved

Bridging the Gap – Men’s Resource Centre

Locations: 183 Rose Avenue, Coffs Harbour

The Men's Resource Centre is a safe space where men can gather and talk, receive counselling, and attend programs. Open from Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm, the centre offers:
  • Free counselling (including specialised trauma counselling)
  • Free psychologist appointments with our qualified psychologist
  • Self help programs such as drugs and alcohol, parenting, cooking on a budget and anger management.

Website (02) 5606 2167 Free

Brothers4Brothers

Brothers4Brothers creates a safe and judgment-free space where men can communicate about their mental health struggles so they can begin the healing journey and live up to their full potential. Too many men suffer in silence with mental health ailments and addiction. Every man has the ability to live up to his full potential – sometimes just needing support from other men who have faced similar struggles. Brothers4Brothers helps men communicate their struggles and take the steps they need to heal so they can become the men that they want to be and the men their families deserve.

They offer one-on-one mentoring, personal training and online mentoring.

Website 0422 302 677 Free

Change Happens Psychotherapy and Consultancy

Locations: Sydney

Clinical therapist who works with men individually, in same sex couples and in groups. Provides a space where men who are single, in a relationship, who identify as straight, gay and bisexual pan, trans or non-binary can be open to talk through their issues without judgment or embarrassment.

Website 0407 915 076 Costs may be involved

Complete Men

Locations: Brunswick Heads

The Complete Men Foundation is a not-for-profit charity providing weekly men's groups in South East Queensland and Northern NSW with an online group for men from other regions. The Foundation offers workshops, individual support and programs for men to engage in, as well as related personal growth activities. The groups offer opportunities for men to connect, share, and seek help with emotional, financial, and relationship challenge.

The Northern NSW Support Group is based in Brunswick Heads.

Website Free

Dads at Dalwood

Locations: Seaforth (Northern Sydney)

The program is designed to maximise engagement and participation for fathers. A male family counsellor provides dedicated support for dads by ensuring father friendly access, a dad’s e-mail group, individual counselling for dads, dads playgroups, evening discussion groups, activity afternoons for children and dads. ​

Website (02) 9951 0365 Free

Dads Group

Dads Group promotes positive parenting for fathers and father figures and give new Dads the support and connection they need. Their early intervention approach provides new Fathers with positive social relationships and easier pathways to health services if they need them. Search for a Dads Group near you on the location map: Join a Dads Group — Dads Group

Additional groups:

Website Free

Dads in Distress (A program of Parents Beyond Breakup)

Dads in Distress (DID) is an Australian non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting fathers and families experiencing separation or divorce. Established in 1999, DID offers a range of support services, including peer support groups, telephone support, and online resources. The organisation aims to provide a safe and confidential space for fathers to share their experiences, learn coping strategies, and develop positive parenting skills.

Website 1300 853 437 Free

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Locations: Canberra

Domestic and family violence happens to men too, including men in same-sex relationships. People who use violence against men include their children, wives or partners, ex-partners, parents and siblings. Men who are subjected to domestic and family violence are more likely to be impacted by psychological symptoms, stress, depression and alcoholism than men who do not experience violence.
  • 24/7 crisis intervention services to anyone who is experiencing, or has experienced, domestic and family violence. Services provided 365 days a year include: telephone support; attendance with police at domestic and family violence incidents; access to safe emergency accommodation; safety planning; and referrals to support services. Call the 24/7 crisis telephone line 02 6280 0900 or email [email protected]
  • Room4Change program for men who want to stop their use of violence and controlling behaviours and build healthy, respectful relationships. The Room4Change program comprises a 30-week Men’s Behaviour Change group along with individual sessions. Call 02 6280 0900 or email [email protected]

Website 02 6280 0900 Free

Everyman

Offers support for men based in the ACT who are at risk of homelessness, living with mental health issues, disabilities, perpetrators or survivors of violence, ex-prisoners, socially isolated, having relationship or parenting difficulties.

Website 02 6230 6999 Free

Family Advocacy and Support Service

Free legal advice and support at court for people affected by domestic and family violence. General phone number: 1300 00 FASS
  • ACT - If you need help with your legal or non-legal issues from a duty lawyer or FASS social support worker, call 1300 654 314 to be transferred to the FASS and Family Violence team.
  • NSW - If you need help with your legal issues and want to speak to a duty lawyer, call the Legal Aid NSW Early Intervention Unit on 1800 551 589. If you need help with your non-legal issues and want to speak to a FASS social support worker, call FASS social support services men: 1300 00 3277.

Website NSW - 1800 551 589; ACT - 1300 654 314 Free

Fathering Project

A service directory platform to help fathers connect with their children and build strong, healthy relationships, including where to find local fathering community gatherings and mentoring, as well as resources such as podcasts and fact sheets and tips, and links to events and workshops.

Website Free

Gotcha 4 Life Foundation

Gotcha4Life is dedicated to building a mentally fit future through delivering preventative mental fitness campaigns, workshops, programs and resources in schools, sports clubs, workplaces and communities Australia-wide. Mental fitness programs for local communities include presentations, workshops, training, and one-on-one peer support. The Tomorrow Man workshop trains young men how to walk their own path, talk with gravity and engage actively, with purpose, in all areas of their lives.

Website Free

Grab Life by the Balls

Locations: Port Stephens

A local community organisation for blokes to build stronger social connections through mateship. They run laid back events for men to connect, hang out and be themselves in Port Stevens.

Website Free

Head to Health – Australian Department of Health

Locations: NSW: Penrith, Liverpool, Parramatta, Canterbury, Hawkesbury (Metropolitan); Tuggerah, Warners Bay (Central Coast); Cessnock (Hunter New England); Lismore (Northern NSW); Shellharbour (Illawarra Shoalhaven)

The Head to Health National Digital Mental Health Gateway provides access to digital mental health services, information and support. Information on Head to Health can be searched via different categories, including living well, support someone else, portals for professionals and service providers. There are sections for Aboriginal, multicultural, veterans, young, LGBTQI+ people.
  • Search by a keyword 'men' to locate men-specific services, including Mensline Australia, Inside Out - Boys and Men, AseTTS Multicultural Men's Group
  • Head to Health centres are located in NSW and ACT at a number of locations.

Website 1800 595 212 Free

Health in Gear

Locations: Canberra

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.

Website 1800 464 327 Free

Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds

Promotes the prevention and understanding of mental health issues across the road transport and logistics industries in Australia. Links to the Healthy Heads App and other mental health and physical wellbeing support for the Australian supply-chain workforce.

Website Free