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The Big Night Out is one of Menslink’s annual fundraising events, bringing together community leaders and Menslink stakeholders and supporters for a fun night of letting off steam, listening to powerful stories, and of course raising much needed funds for charity.

On Tuesday 21 September we held our 14th annual Menslink Business Breakfast for 2021, once again embracing a digital format. Canberra’s journalistic stalwart Genevieve Jacobs, great friend of Menslink, Group Editor at region media, and a well-respected journalist and presenter, MC’d the event and she was joined by our CEO Martin Fisk. Over 1,000 people tuned in from around…

  Each year we get the chance to sit down with some of the guys that have been through our programs and hear their story.  This year we sat down with Kaleb and Brandon, 2 young guys from Canberra who have both been through the Menslink mentoring and counselling programs over the past few years. …

So, what is resilience? How do we measure it, and how do we build upon it? How do we know what were doing is right? On the morning of tuesday the 27th 2020, menslink hosted the annual business breakfast in a format that was new and challenging for us. We had to move the event…

We are sad to say that our Big Night Out 2020 is cancelled due to the ongoing and ever-changing situation with the Coronavirus, and associated restrictions on mass gatherings. At Menslink, the physical and mental wellbeing of all our clients, staff, volunteers and stakeholders is of the utmost importance to us. We are always so…

On Tuesday Morning, Menslink held our 12th Annual Business Breakfast at the QT Hotel. The event was out biggest yet with a sell-out crowd of 560 guests including representatives from a wide range of businesses and government departments as well as local sporting and media personalities. The breakfast is our main sponsorship event of the year,…

While Menslink supports young men, it’s their partners, families, schools and employers that often feel the biggest impact. Here is some feedback we received from both a young guy and his defacto partner, after he got help for mental health issues that showed up as anger and violence, both in his relationship and out in…

There have been numerous reports in the media recently about high school students filming violence and posting the footage online. To be honest, I think a level of violence has always been present amongst teenagers – I remember with sadness the chants of “fight fight fight” that would erupt sporadically at every school I went to…

On Friday March 29, Menslink held our 3rd annual Big Night Out…and boy was it big! Over 450 people from across Canberra came to show their support, sporting funky outfits and big hair for our 70s and 80s theme. It was a sensational night, packed with great food, great company and great entertainment (thank you…

The wonderful Gents over at Kick4aCause are running another event in support of Menslink in 2019. Menslink would like to thank the gents themselves as well as the wider AFL community in Canberra for their support. Head over to their web page if you would like to find out how you can get involved! http://http://www.kick4acause.net

  Happy New Year to all, we hope that you had a well deserved break and that you also took a moment to spare a thought for those who need it most. We received some wonderful feedback from one of our mum’s over the break, following our summer camp which was held in early December….

A study conducted by researchers at University of Canberra’s Centre for Applied Psychology has found significant long term benefits arising from young men’s engagement with Menslink’s free counselling and mentoring services. The study showed that not only did young men’s lives and relationships improve while they received support from Menslink, they continued to improve in…