As keynote speaker at Menslink’s 2015 Business Breakfast, David Morrison AO spoke at length about how society needed to help young men (and women) reach their full potential, free from violence, discrimination and bullying. His vision, articulated that morning, was a society where men would “reach out for help instead of reaching out to hurt” – a vision Menslink has been trying to bring to fruition for young men since 2002.
On being approached by Menslink to become their first Ambassador, David Morrison said that “I have been aware for some time, of the wonderful work that is done by Menslink to help guide men, particularly young men, through challenging periods of their lives. The emphasis given to seeking help when needed, treating others with respect and taking care of yourself really resonates for me. I was delighted to be asked to be Menslink’s first Ambassador and I am very proud to fill that appointment.”
His quote from 2014, “The standard you walk past is the standard you accept”, resonates with how Menslink opens its support services to all young men in Canberra regardless of circumstance.
Midweekers are available to women and men of all ages who want to come and listen to inspiring stories from our local men, as well as to understand some of the key issues facing young guys in our region. You don’t have to be a guy to come to a Midweeker – just interested in supporting young guys and their families.
Hopefully we can see you there…