i’ve been struggling
how we can help
Sometimes guys need extra help if there’s something in their life they really want to change.
If you’ve got a bunch of hassles you’re uncomfortable with and need a hand sorting them out, then our counselling service might be the go. Maybe you’ve already had a go at fixing things yourself and just need some extra advice. Maybe you just need someone to talk to who’s not your teacher, your boss or your mum or dad.
Our counsellors are approachable, friendly and able to talk to you about any issue that’s on your mind, such as:
- Getting a job or the stress of learning a new job
- Hassles with teachers or students at school
- Anger and violence
- Your parents ‘just not getting it’
- Money worries
- Issues with alcohol and other drugs
- Potential addictions like porn and gambling
- Relationship hassles – especially with family, mates or a loved one
- Trying to stay away from crime or people involved with crime
what we actually do
Our counsellors are not about getting in your head and making you feel uncomfortable with lots of awkward questions. They’re not about judging you and they’re certainly not interested in telling you what to do.
In the first session, the counsellor will get to know as little or as much about you as you want to explain. He will also work with you to understand what you want to achieve in the session. One visit may be enough to meet your needs, but you may be offered further sessions which you are free to use if you wish.
We help you identify
- What is working in your life?
- What are your strengths?
- What resources do you have to draw on?
Once you know this, we can help you work out how to use these strengths and resources to influence areas in your life where things aren’t working so well.
We believe that change is always possible. To make the changes you want, we help you work out what you really value in life, and then create goals that are based on those values.
What does it cost?
All services at Menslink are provided at no cost to the young men or their families.
There are no fees or charges, they’re confidential and available to any young bloke aged 10-25.
We understand that cancellations are sometimes necessary – and we definitely encourage you to stay home if you’re sick.
Having said that, since COVID we have had an increased number of last minute cancellations & ‘no-shows’. Even though we are a ‘no-cost’ service, it costs a lot of money to run our organisation. Late cancellations and no-shows waste our counsellors’ time and prevent services being offered to other young guys who need support.
We are therefore managing late cancellations and no-shows more closely, and this may impact clients’ ability to access our services where we feel there is a lack of commitment to attending. If you want to discuss this policy, please give us a call.
Ready to give it a try?
To make an appointment, simply fill in a help request form and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.
For more info, call us on 02 6287 2226.
Other places that can help:
EveryMan Australia: Counselling for men aged 18+ (02 6230 6999).
Headspace: A range of counselling and other services for all young people (02 6201 5343).
Lifeline: 24-hour crisis counselling to anyone in need (13 11 14).
Reach Out: A great online information service for young people and their parents.
Kids Helpline: Online info and 24-hour crisis counselling (phone, web and email) for young people up to age 25 (1800 551 800).
Meridian: Counselling and support for LGTBIQA+ people in Canberra (02 6257 2855).