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Mens Programs & Support

Men play an important role in our families and community. Did you know that 70% of men's health is based on lifestyle choices? Get the tools you need for a healthy mind and healthy body.

There are many ways for men of all interests, ages and cultures to participate and connect to our community.

Dads, granddads & kids

Dads and Families Fun Morning

An opportunity for dads and granddads to come along with their children or grandchildren on a Saturday morning for fun activities. Make new friends in this safe welcoming space and support your child's development.  This program is funded through Council's Live Well Logan program.

When: 1st Saturday of the month (commences 7 July 2018)
Time: 9.30am-11.30am
Where: Browns Plains Early Years Learning Centre
Corner of Wineglass and Middle Rod, Hillcrest
Cost: Free
Contact : 3386 9000 or email brownsplains.earlyyearscentre@benevolent.org.au

Dads Playgroup

Blokes, bring along your kids to meet other kids and dads and socialise in this fun, play based group. No need to book, just show up! This program is funded through Council's Live Well Logan program.

When: Saturdays (Program commences on 4 August 2018)
Time: 10 am-12 pm
Where: The Family Place, 35A North Road, Woodridge
Cost: Free
Contact: The Family Place, 3208 1263 or email thefamilyplace@candk.asn.au

Healthy and active men

1st Step

Men engage in a variety of active programs across several sites in Logan and take the first step in improving their health, while making connections with other men within the community during weekly sessions. Incorporates fitness, nutritional advice, meal preparation and guest speakers. Funded though the Logan City Council, Community Projects Grants.

When: 4th Wednesday of each month (commences July 2018)
Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm
Where: Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre, 177 Meakin Road, Slacks Creek
Contact:  Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre on 3808 1684 or email admin@keng.org.au
Cost: Free

Healthy, Happy Living into Retirement

Calling all men 55 years and over to join us at the BallyCara Living Room, Bethania for a 6 week program led by Daniel, our Exercise Physiologist to strengthen your physical health and mental wellbeing. Guest speakers in a range of topics will also feature throughout the 6 week program. Make new connections in your local community and be inspired to live life to the fullest.

This project has been funded by the Working Together grants, an initiative of the Logan Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank and Logan City Council.

When: Tuesday and Thursday (commences on 28 August 2018)
Time: 8.30am-9.30am
Where: BallyCara Living Room, 78-86 Station Road, Bethania
Contact: Lucinda 1300 272 222
Cost: $20 for six week program, twice a week

Men Connect

Come along and connect with other men in this interactive group that promotes healthy and active lifestyles whilst just 'hanging out' together. All activities are run after hours and will vary depending on the interest of the group. Men of all ages are welcome to attend with activities boomerang throwing, fishing, cars, football, wood work and boxing.  There will also be social barbeques and group discussions from various health professionals at different times throughout the program.

Funded by the Working Together grants, an initiative of the Logan Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank and Logan City Council.

When: 2nd Wednesday of each month (commencing July 2018)
Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm
Where:  The Family Place, 35A North Rd, Woodridge
Cost: Free
Contact: Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre on 3808 1684 or email admin@keng.org.au

The Better Man Project

This project is targeted to refugee men living in the City of Logan where a range of activities that aim to improve the health and wellbeing will be determined by the interests of the group.

Funded by the Working Together grants, an initiative of the Logan Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank and Logan City Council.

This program will commence from October 2018. Register your interest or send through a referral to the organiser as detailed below.

Where: Multilink Community Services, 38 Blackwood Road, Logan Central
Contact: Multilink Community Services on 3808 4463 or email support@multilink.org.au
Cost: Free

Support groups

Beaucare Men's Group
A FREE weekly group for men, hosting informal sessions that will cover topics such as; healthy relationships, connections and belonging to community, emotional wellbeing, healthy behaviours, manhood in the media, grief and loss, and any other topics generated on the night. Dinner will be provided.

When: Wednesdays
Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm
Where: 44 Tina St, Beaudesert
Contact: Alan on 0437 280 480 or 5541 4216
Cost: Free
 
Dads in Distress

A network support group for dads who are dealing with custody and relationship issues. This session will provide information, resources and support. This program is funded through Council's Live Well Logan program.

When: Thursdays
Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm
Where: The Family Place, 35A North Rd, Woodridge
Contact: The Family Place, 3208 1263 or email thefamilyplace@candk.asn.au
Cost: Free

Great Mates Meet

Guys! Come along and meet new friends in this welcoming and non-judgemental environment. This program is funded through Council's Live Well Logan program

When: Fridays
Time: 9.30 am-11.30am
Where: Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre, 117 Meakin Rd, Slacks Creek
Contact:  Kingston East Neighbourhood Group, 3808 1684 or email admin@keng.org.au
Cost: Free

Australian Men's Shed Association

Men's sheds or community sheds are non-profit organisations that originated in Australia, to advise and improve the overall health of all men. Members are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of others. A key focus is to advance the well-being and health of its members & to encourage social inclusion. There are a number of men's sheds in the City of Logan, check them out below and join in today.

Logan City Community Mens Shed Inc

When: Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month for a sausage sizzle and a yarn.
Where: 161B Magnesium Drive, Crestmead, QLD 4116
Contact: Tony Hunter on  0403 775 996

Greenbank RSL Men's Shed

When: 6 am-12 pm weekdays
Where: 3/15 Corporate Place, Hillcrest, QLD 4118
Contact: John Robinson on 0466 981 009

Logan Village Men's Shed
Where: 23 Wharf Street, Logan Village, QLD 4207
Contact: Warren Milevskiy on 3802 0697
Beenleigh District Men's Shed

When: 8.15am-11.30am, weekdays
Where: 36 Martens Street, Beenleigh, QLD 4207
Contact: Gavan Conway: 0410 466 643

External resources

There are a number of excellent resources available to men and services that work with men.

Related council programs

  • KRANK School Holiday Program - KRANK is a school holiday program for Logan residents aged 5-17 years and is jam-packed with a huge variety of free and low cost activities and classes.
  • Live Well Logan - The Live Well Logan Program offers a variety of physical activities and healthy living programs for everyone to enjoy all year round. These activities are all free and low cost.
  • Walking Groups - walking is a great way to meet new people, see new places and be active and health.
  • Community Gardening - Community gardens help to improve the health and wellbeing of the community, foster a sense of community and  provide increased opportunity for social connectedness

National men's programs

  • Australian Men's Health Forum (AMHF) - Infographics, news and other resources for men's health in Australia.
  • Beyond Blue - Information and support for anxiety, depression and suicide
  • Mates 4 Mates - Support for wounded, injured or ill current and ex-serving Australian Defense Force (ADF) personnel.
  • Men's Health Australia - Provides news, commentary, articles, links and information about events, services and resources.
  • Men's Health Week - Celebrating men's health week each year, provides resources and details of events
  • MensLine Australia - 24hr telephone and online counselling services for men with family and relationship concerns

Resources for community organisations

Effective Men’s Health Messaging (PDF 1502 KB)
This guide outlines how the design of health promotion programs should be based on research evidence that explores the complexity of links between men, masculinity and health, and be tailored to the respective audience. More information available on The Male Health Clearninghouse website.

Men and Mental Health (PDF 970 KB)
This guide takes a mental health promotion, population health and systems approach to men’s mental health. Mental health promotion seeks to positively influence determinants of mental health through effective interventions. More information available on The Male Health Clearninghouse website.

Men and Their Roles as Fathers (PDF 906 KB)
This guide is primarily focused on engaging fathers in community services, health contexts and programs who otherwise are often less involved for a wide variety of reasons. It has been written to support health professionals to engage with the fathers in the family context. More information available on The Male Health Clearninghouse website.

Accessible Health Care for Men (PDF 889 KB)
This guide is intended to assist those working in health services where males are one of their client groups or the main client group. The information and tools in this guide will assist in improving men and boys’ access to services. More information available on The Male Health Clearninghouse website.