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QUOTE OF THE MONTH - Hugh Jackman:
"My father is a rock. My father is my rock. It’s where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what...” Wayne Lording was the featured guest on Light FM's 'Conversation with Clayton' program to address the issue of the pressures today's Aussie men are under. Click here to listen.
See the short interview here
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Associate Director's interview on 89.9FM
Wayne gives our Date with Dad school-based game show a big plug. Lost of interest from all over the State (and beyond) about how it's getting dads and kids connected.
Read more about Date with Dad
New Leadership at Male Health Victoria Inc
Peter Kelly reports in the MHV Newsletter:
"Since the Male Health Victoria conference in November, we have been dealt a bit of a blow. Rob Koch, our beloved President, had to step down from this position due to work commitments.
What can we say about Rob - he was been the driving force behind initially rallying the troops to discuss male health in the State, culminating with commitment and drive to form what we now know as Male Health Victoria. Rob's commitment, vision and passion have laid a solid basis for the organisation. He will be sorely missed but we are still able to access his insight and skills through his role as a Consultant on our Consultants Register.
Given Rob's departure I have taken on the Acting President's role. I'm excited to step up to the plate and hope to continue the great work that has already been completed in the short time MHV has been in existence. Terry Melvin, one of our wonderful Committee members, has agreed to take on the Acting Vice President role.
MHV represents the interests of groups and organisations that are passionate around male health and wellbeing - our member's views, ideas and support are critical as we move forward. So continue to let us know how you and your organisation are travelling and the specific ideas you may have as to how MHV can assist and support you. We also want to know what you feel that you or your organisation may be able to do for or in conjunction with MHV to promote the health and wellbeing of our men and boys."
Peter KellyIf you are not yet a member of MHV check out the MHV website and get on board. Together we can more effectively improve the health and well-being of men and boys across Victoria and beyond.
Male Health Victoria
Checkout the inspiring Strategic Plan
Scientific evidence mounting:
Biology and society creating Better Dads
Checkout ABC's recent Catalyst program to see how mere males are transformed into doting dads - and what that means for our children.
Parenting Course for Men gets families firing on all cylinders
The creator of the popular Pit Stop 'parenting tune-up for dads', Rob Koch is now co-ordinating a growing team of facilitators available to take this life-changing 8 session course to your community.
More details on staging a Pit Stop
View or download flyer
NEXT COURSE STARTS
May 6 2013 in Dandenong!
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Pocket Directory of Services for Men in Victoria. Contact us if you want to develop a Helpmate for your region or state.
SERVICES FOR MEN ***NEW***
A comprehensive A4 directory for Casey, Cardinia and Greater Dandenong - essential for any professional working with men.
50 BOREDOM BUSTERS
Spending time with the kids without spending a fortune is possible with this creative list of stuff to create a memory.
TOP TEN TIPS
Five men die every hour in Australia from preventable causes. These simple tips will help you live long and well.
TEN REASONS TO FOCUS ON FATHERS
There is a new breed of men who see no higher priority than family. Has your practice adjusted to the sociological shift?
LIVING THE DREAM
A total life inventory to identify where you need to grow. How are you doing in each of the 10 dimensions of life?
MORE THAN A SPERM DONOR
A summary of the research on why Dads matter to kids. Nothing more will motivate Dads to lift their game.
THE FATHER-FRIENDLY AGENCY AUDIT
If you are a professional working with parents or children take this practical test to better engage men.
THE SEPARATION EPIDEMIC
Take the Aptitude Test! This simple diagnostic survey will help you discover how best you can contribute to addressing the separation epidemic in Western nations. There are at least 12 aptitudes – which one is yours?
Who said there's nothing out there for men?
What are we up to now, and where?
1. COMMUNITY HEALTH
Rob is now virtually full-time employed with Southern Health - Victoria's largest health provider, working in the nation's most multicultural and disadvantaged municipality. He has recently taken on a refugee focus.
Click here for an overview of their innovative services for men - particularly dads.
2. DATE WITH DAD
Wayne and team have been entertaining and challenging audiences at schools across the Victoria with these school-based game show nights.
Click here for a pictorial look at how it all works, and how you could reach the dads at your local school.
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