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No one in Australia is better equipped to Better Men Australia  to advise and support local governments in the field of men's work. Why? Because we are the only consultancy service who have done men's work in a local government environment. 

We can provide a range of services including;

A presentation or briefing for councilors, directors, managers and key staff…
  • *on the National Strategic Conference of Fatherhood, and the 12 Point Plan to turn the tide of fatherlessness in Australia.
  • *on how the municipality can benefit, even financially, by raising the standard of fatherhood in the lives of children, and men as partners.
  • *on consultancy options to strengthen and support fathers and families in the municipality.


An assessment of the Municipal Public Health Plan…

  • *to ensure national priorities on improving the health and wellbeing of men are reflected in local priorities and policies.
  • *to identify any trends or changes to health issues specific to males in the municipality. 

An audit of municipality’s family, youth and children’s services departments and facilities…
  • *to evaluate current effectiveness in engaging and supporting fathers.
  • *to identify and prioritize aspects that could be improved upon to ensure the municipality receives ‘father-friendly status’.

A survey of the agencies and services in the municipality…
  • *to identify, evaluate and affirm services and programs that are father-inclusive or father-targeted.
  • *to identify gaps in service provision and make recommendations to address and fund new services or initiatives.
  • *to identify a lead agency (or council position) that can take responsibility for facilitating a ‘Working with Men Network’.

The development of a dedicated Men’s Programs position in council…
  • *to oversee, coordinate and implement recommendations, national and local initiatives.
  • *to assist in creating a Position Description, assist in recruitment and interviews, and provide external supervision of the worker/s.

A variety of other services and initiatives including…
  • *Creating a community partnership to organise men’s health promotion events and expos.
  • *Marketing strategies and publicity to attract more men into services, programs or events.
  • *Creation of a local Men’s Services Directory to smooth the pathways of referral.   
  • *Staff training on engagement strategies, men’s issues and men’s services.
  • *Referral advice and secondary consultations for staff.
  • *Facilitating men’s programs on a contract basis.
  • *Pre and Post program evaluations involving a variety of stakeholders including families.
  • *Funding submissions or suggestions.  
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