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Menslink accepts referrals from any agency, government Directorate, school, medical practitioner or other professional who deals with or support young men aged between 12 and 25 in the Canberra region.

This page includes our referral form, which we ask you to fill out to give us background on the young man and his situation.

Prior to making a referral, please have a look at our website and in particular the program descriptions to see if we are the best fit for the young man in question.

Making a referral

Please ensure to only refer young men between the ages of 13 – 18 years for the Mentoring Program and 13 – 25 for the Counselling program. The young men must also agree to join the programs or at least consider the program for Menslink to accept a referral. If you’re satisfied that this is the case, simply complete this online referral form and we’ll be in touch within two business days.

If you’re unsure or have questions, you can just email us at the above link or call us at any time on (02) 6287 2226.

Once we’ve received the referral, a Menslink worker will call the young man or parent/carer to arrange an initial meeting. Menslink will keep any referral agency up to date with the progress of the referral, as long as we have the ongoing consent of the young man (and where necessary his guardian).

We can’t help everyone…

While we make every attempt to help young men and their families, we are also conscious of our own capabilities in supporting young men in their journey to adulthood. Menslink is not capable of supporting all young men in all aspects of their lives – particularly those with challenges that require trained specialist or professional services that Menslink does not have. Examples may include sexual abuse trauma, serious mental illness or impairment, chronic alcohol or drug addiction, crisis support (where an immediate response is urgently needed).

Menslink is also unable to provide direct financial or other support to young men outside of our main programs, regardless of the adversity in their lives.

Regardless of this, Menslink will always attempt to assist any young man in need, even if that assistance is simply referring him or his family to the best agency or specialist service provider able to help him.