Mission (What we do now):
Bring men together in a safe environment with other men to express personal fears, joys, hardships, struggles and hopes.
We create the above by providing a safe place where confidentiality is paramount and political correctness does not have a place.
Expression by any means possible is important, while verbal expression is preferred, it is understood that verbal expression does not always work for everyone.
As men, physical activities (social, engaging, hands-on) are releasing tension and allow for spaces to open towards conversation.
Vision (What we want to achieve):
Reducing the human cost of particularly the male population in dealing with the routinely degradation of the values and responsibilities in Australian men, leading to suicide, self-harm and other serious impacts
- Short term
- Establishing The Australian Man Cave by operating an independent not-for-profit organisation where men can come together and share without judgement or boundaries
- Creating a business plan of which this original blueprint can form the foundation
- Identifying the varied ways in which trauma in its hidden forms and shapes can appear, and through support and respect can be addressed
- Learn more about the varied healing methods and methodologies and expose participants to these in a nurturing environment
- Establish a daily running sheet with a basic outline to be followed per session:
- Welcome by facilitator (person who is responsible for activity) including ground rules
- Meet and greet, around the table
- Go around again and id individual issue(s)
- Last 30 min after clean up, id individual well being and state
- Mid Term
- Identify venues and activities to be shared with participants
- Identify fund raising events in support of the activities
- Establish monthly meetings with core and periphery members
- Long Term
- Identify opportunities for other TAMC to establish themselves with the support of the founding TAMC (I)
- Support through minimal management the newly established TAMCs throughout the nation
- Identify ways to further identify the issues men face and find ways to address these to the benefit of the membership
If you like, drop us a line via the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have time please explore the following link to the Australian Men’s Health Forum Inc, a resource based network for men http://www.AMHF.org
The Western Sydney University based Men’s Health information and Resource Centre (MHIRC) has the specific aim to accommodate men’s health issues including suicide prevention.