“Life is hard. If you can help someone in any way, that’s cool.” - Bill Murray.
News, Resources and information relevant for all men with a
particular focus on blokes in unpaid, informal caring roles.
Volunteer some of your time, join a social club or sporting organisation
and belong to something meaningful in your community.
The 'Man Enough To Care' series of videos are a 'celebration of the love and care and a recognition of the time, energy and personal sacrifice that comes with taking care of someone you love.' Featuring men from different backgrounds, writing, acting, research and an NFL player, this roundtable discussion sets a new benchmark for how we talk about caring and masculinity.
Explore a 'World class public display of motor vehicles and motorcycles showcasing Australia's motoring heritage' Thanks to Mr Perfect, the MCT "MATES Day Trip' is a chance for men in the North of the state to take a break from regular responsibilities whilst connecting with other blokes who understand how life is a little different when caring for others.
Resource hub K.I.T, developed by Australian mental health and disability support organisation Wellways, aims to encourage connection with others around a wide variety of life challenges. From mental health and suicide prevention, to tips and ideas for family and friend carers, the Keeping In Touch hub website provides a handy starting point for information and ideas.
This Sunday we are proud to be part of Mr Perfect Ulverstone marking one year since our first BBQ. With three men at that initial BBQ 12 months ago, we now regularly see around 20 men attending each month for a dose of sunshine, mateship and of course a feed. Beating isolation and loneliness for Aussie men one snag at a time.
'Parenting Through IIlness' presented by Canteen Community Education is the first in a series of free online webinars aimed at supporting parents and families who are unwell or facing a life limiting illness. Preparing for an open and honest conversation with your children is one of the key points covered.
Carers and people living with a disability belong to a group of people likely to experience loneliness according to a new white paper published by Ending Loneliness Together. The Australian initiative is looking to raise awareness, uncover evidence and build tools to help combat what is one of the leading issues affecting many Australians.
Picking up groceries, running errands or a friendly phone call are just a few examples of the support you can either access, or offer, through the Australian initiative Crisis Heroes. Built in response to the pandemic, the FREE community platform is helping connect people who are willing and able to provide a helping hand with members of the community who are in need of practical assistance or simply someone to talk with.
Do you want to be more organised, focused, productive and in control of your days? One way to achieve this is by developing a routine. It doesn't need to be a strict, ridged schedule but more a flexible plan that works for you, a guide for how to approach the day or week, so that you can achieve the things you want to get done.
Pay someone a compliment, open a door or simply smile at a stranger are all easy ways that we can show kindness to others. This Friday is World Kindness Day and a chance to celebrate all the kind things you see and do everyday that takes on a special importance during difficult times . And remember that being kind to yourself is okay too.
Providing connection, tools, stories and inspiration is the aim of Blue Knot Day. Held on October 28th to recognise the more than 5 million or 1 in 4 Australian adults who have experienced complex trauma in their lifetime. Abuse and trauma can be difficult to understand, however the Blue Knot Foundation has some helpful tips so you can offer appropriate support to others.
“Incredibly proud to have the title of ‘carer’ for someone who is his best friend” is how Michael Casha describes being part of his brother David's support network. The past year has seen us all having to adjust to new ways of living and has presented a big challenge to those who are providing unpaid, informal care to someone else.
A double celebration for us here in Tassie this week so we've teamed up with 'Mental Health's Mate' Mr Perfect and the NW Suicide Prevention Trial Site to host a free BBQ breakfast in Ulverstone for Seniors Week and National Carers Week. Over 22,000 Tasmanians aged 65 years and older provide unpaid, informal care and support to someone, making a huge difference in the community.
National Carers Week kicks off next Sunday and one highlight will be the 'Let's Talk About Male Carers' online event hosted by Lane Cove Council. Relationships Australia NSW counsellor Michael Riley will be talking with men in caring roles about caring from a male perspective. Visit state or territory Carer Organisations for other events and activities in Carers Week