Join Australian actor William McInnes and athlete Mark Knowles for a free International Men's Day dinner on Thursday 15 November at The Centre, Beaudesert.TV star and author William McInnes, who is best known for his role in Australian classic Blue Heelers and more recently starred in Rake, will discuss his family memories with laughs and share poignant stories from his new book, Fatherhood. Hockey legend Mark Knowles will tell of his time at the helm of the Australian Kookaburras and how a boy from the bush made it all the way to lead the Australian Commonwealth Games Team in 2018.
The aim of the Blokes BBQ Breakfast is to help encourage conversation between men, and to raise vital funds for both organisations.
Where: The Goods Shed, Mac Point
When: Monday November 19th, from 7.30am
What: Stand Up Fundraising Breakfast featuring guest speaker Matt Bevilaqua (Iron Man champion), live music from local band Luca Brasi, sample products from sponsors, and information from local service providers.
Tickets: From $50 – available from October 1st
Come along and support blokes in your local community!
SydWest Multicultural Services is planning to mark International Men's Day 2018 with a community event that is open to men who a new arrivals in Australia and provide an opportunity to learn more about the role of men in families and Australian society in a relaxed setting.
This follows on from last year's event that was held in the International Peace Park in Blacktown.
SydWest Multicultural Services is focused on cultural diversity issues and is committed to connecting cultures and building community. It is has locations across the Greater Western Sydney Region in Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Penrith and Rouse Hill.
NB: The address listed is SydWest Mulitcultural Services office, please check with the organiser for the exact timings and location of the event.
To find out more see: www.sydwestms.org.au
The University of Queensland will play host to a lecture and panel discussion called "Struggling through hard times; issues for men".
The Brisbane International Men's Day event will feature Professor Patrick Parkinson, Dean of Law, who will talk about "separated fathers and young children". Professor Parkinson will be joined by the psychologist Dr Clive Williams, whose talk will focus on "everyday challenges to men's mental health".
Professor Parkinson is a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. His books include Family Law and the Indissolubility of Parenthood (2011), Tradition and Change in Australian Law (4th ed, 2010), Australian Family Law in Context (4th ed, 2009), The Voice of a Child in Family Law Disputes (with Judy Cashmore, 2008), Child Sexual Abuse and the Churches (2nd ed, 2003) and Principles of Equity (editor, 2nd ed., 2003).
Professor Parkinson served from 2004-2007 as Chairperson of the Family Law Council, an advisory body to the federal Attorney- General, and also chaired a review of the Child Support Scheme in 2004-05 which led to the enactment of major changes to the Child Support Scheme. He was President of the International Society of Family Law from 2011-14.
Professor Parkinson is also well-known for his community work concerning child protection. He has been a member of the NSW Child Protection Council, and was Chairperson of a major review of the state law concerning child protection which led to the enactment of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998. He also works with churches on child protection issues.
Dr Williams has 30 years of experience as a practicing psychologist and a PhD in the gender identity of adolescent males. He has been invited to work with individuals, couples, and groups in organisations both large and small, government and community-based. His work covers a wide variety of mental health issues, including men's health.
For more information see the Brisbane International Men's Day website.
Relationships Australia is hosting a Blokes Night out in Lane Cove, NSW, talking about how healthy relationships create strong men.
Held at the the Lane Cove Library, the event will provide an opportunity for men to talk about the traits of good relationships and learn about techniques for turning negative habits in relationships into positive ones. Attendees will also be encouraged to contemplate their own relationship needs.
Talking points will include:
- Building open, respectful relationships
- Being true to yourself
- Forgiveness/apology and letting go
- Creating intimacy within a healthy relationship.
The hosts promise a casual, honest discussion about healthy relationships with anyone in your life, including your family or friends and partners.
To make a booking call (02) 9911 5 91 or book online at www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/seminars
Come and celebrate International Men’s Day at Carrington Bowling Club (Newcastle). Take away free stuff, play THE MAN QUIZ, win prizes and support the Hunter New England Men’s Health Network Awards presentation.
$2 per person to play Trivia on the Night, Raffles and Prizes
To book in for yourself or a table for your organisation contact Greg Millan on 0417772 390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org