Are you struggling to talk to your son about difficult topics like alcohol, drug use, pornography, mental health and masculinity? Are you concerned about his well-being but not sure what to do?
Getting our boys to open up can be a real challenge, especially as a parent. At Top Blokes, we’ve spent the past 14 years working with thousands of young men to have these difficult conversations with the goal of improving their critical thinking and well-being and reducing the rates of suicides, poor mental health, violence and antisocial behaviours.
Join us for our upcoming webinar ‘Let’s Talk Young Men’s Health’ this International Men’s Day on 19th November to learn how you can have these conversations at home to improve your son’s well-being.
Date: Thursday 19th November
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: Virtual – a Zoom link will be sent to you in the lead up to the event
Ticket price: $25.00
Contact: Sarah – [email protected]
You’ll be joined by our brilliant Youth Workers, who’ll share some of their expertise and learnings after mentoring thousands of young men in schools and communities. We are also so excited to announce some amazing guest speakers:
1. Cooper Chapman, a 26-year-old Australian pro-surfer will be joining us to talk through Critical Thinking in young men. Cooper is a strong advocate for mental health and suicide prevention. He started The Good Human Factory with the single purpose of inspiring change through kindness and gratitude. Cooper, being a young man himself, understands the struggles men have in communicating and the stigma around men talking about their health and well-being. Cooper has been impacted by the effects of Suicide through close friends and family. He wants to make a change and promote positive mental health through meditation, kindness and gratitude. Find out more about Cooper and the Good Human Factory here: https://www.thegoodhumanfactory.com/
2. Dylan Roos, a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Master NLP Practitioner Dylan Roos has lived his entire life surrounded by elite athletes within the Australian sporting world. Using the knowledge he has accumulated, along with his passion for helping others, Dylan, is a dedicated Masculinity Coach. Dylan found his purpose in 2015 when he found himself struggling with his own mental illness’ and has since dedicated his life to mens mental health through various businesses and mentoring programs. Find out more about Dylan here: https://dylanrooscoaching.com/
3. Commonly known as the ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience. She has written seven major books including the bestselling Mothering Our Boys and her 2020 release, From Boys to Men. Maggie is host of the ABC podcast, Parental As Anything. As a 'boy champion', Maggie says she is joining this Top Blokes webinar because she is incredibly passionate about young men's mental health and wellbeing. A key part of this is supporting parents, teachers and other 'lighthouses' in young men's lives to better understand what's going on for our adolescent boys and how we can guide and support them with warmth and compassion to grow into being healthy, happy men. Learn more about Maggie here: https://www.maggiedent.com/
All of our speakers have experienced their own form of struggles with mental health in young men, through either themselves, family or friends. They have all dedicated their lives advocating for mental health and strategies on how to support those who are struggling. Come and hear our wonderful speakers share with you their tips and advice on how to support your young man at home.
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