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Events you won’t want to miss on International Men’s Day 2023

With less than a week to go, the International Men’s Day calendar is filling with events from all corners of Australia.

Local governments, businesses, men’s groups, and individuals across the country are staging a huge array of activities around the country. Most fall on International Men’s Day on 19 November, and others are occurring in the lead-up.

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Grab Life by The Balls is a men’s health charity in Queensland, dedicated to improving boys’ and men’s wellbeing and mental health through mateship.

Founder Sam Parker is involved in three International Men’s Day events that will raise awareness about men’s mental health, and also help to raise funds for his organisation.

The first is on Friday, 17th November, a ‘Friday Knockoff’ session at Moffat Beach Brewing in West Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, where attendees can chat to local champions like Sam,  body-builder and wellbeing coach Leon Stensholm and Andrew Wallace MP.  

On the same day from 6-7pm at Zenko Yoga in Noosaville, Sam will take part in a panel discussion with Shane Dimech of Buddy Up Australia & Frontline Yoga, Peter Klarich from Beyond Holistics and Tim Noad from Flow Institute Australia, led by Richard Burrows from Performance Breathing Australia.

They will talk candidly about their mental health, their triumphs and their challenges, and the practices they have found to support themselves both physically and mentally. All attendees will receive one free week of Yoga.

On Sunday 19th November, the Tiki Bar at Eumundi will see locals take part in a volleyball fundraiser and hear from more guest speakers as they enjoy a free BBQ, all to support Grab Life by the Balls.

Readings Cinema at Mandurah on the southwest coast of Western Australia, is the location for an IMD Dad and Kids Movie Night, hosted by Relationships Australia’s 4DADS program.

Starting at 5.30pm on 17th November, dads and their kids are invited to watch the family-friendly flick, The Jungle Bunch 2 World Tour, again for free.

On 18th November at the City of Mandurah Lakelands Library and Community Centre, local Brett Dellar will be talking from 2pm-3pm. A keynote speaker at TedX in 2021, Brett has studied extensively in the personal development field which stemmed from his own journey having suffered from depression for nearly 30 years.

The Wandering Man is holding a free BBQ from 2-5pm on 19th November, and welcomes partners, families and friends to come and show their support for Men’s Mental Health and Wellbeing at the Barrabool Hills Centre in Highton. If you’d like to attend, message organiser Jamie Hobbs (details on event page).

Also in Victoria, at Bells Parade Reserve in Latrobe, Member for Mersey, The Hon. Mike Gaffney, MLC, is hosting a family BBQ with a range of sporting and recreational activities on offer, live music and a display from the Mustang Owners Club of Australia.

For those who’d like to participant in an International Men’s Day event without leaving home, Mark Morris has put together an online event on 17th November from 12pm-1pm, exploring the theme ‘What does healthy masculinity look like?’ Hear from five speakers from different backgrounds in an open discussion about what healthy masculinity means at home and in the workplace.

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