Men’s programs and support

Men play an important role in our families and community. There any many ways for men of all ages and cultures to take part and connect in our community.

Have a look at the services and programs below to find ways you can get involved.

Activities and programs

Dads’ Group (formerly Dads and Families Fun Morning)

Dads’ Group is a place for dads and their kids to get together and have fun.

You can meet other dads and grandads, share stories, and get involved in activities with your kids. Dads’ Group is a safe and welcoming space where you can spend time with other dads and support your child’s development.

Dads’ Group is funded through our Live Well Logan program.

  • When: first Saturday of the month
  • Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Where: Browns Plains Early Years Learning Centre
    Corner of Wineglass and Middle Road, Hillcrest
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 07 3386 9000 or email brownsplains.earlyyearscentre@benevolent.org.au

Dads’ Playgroup

Dads: bring your kids to this playgroup to meet other kids and dads in a fun, play-based group. There’s no need to book. Just show up!

Dads’ Playgroup is funded through our Live Well Logan program.

  • When: Saturdays
  • Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
  • Where: The Family Place, 35A North Road, Woodridge
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 07 3208 1263 or email thefamilyplace@candk.asn.au

Men's life skills

Men’s Life Skills is a 10 week program that covers a range of topics including how the brain functions, relationships, managing emotions and parenting.

You are encouraged to attend when you can but it’s fine if you can’t get there every week.

  • When: Mondays from 14 October to 16 December 2019, 29 January to 30 March 2020 and 20 April to 22 June 2020.
  • Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Where: Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association, 53 Cinderella Drive, Springwood QLD 4127
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: RSVP by calling 07 3808 4529

Monday soccer group

This Monday soccer group involves friendly, social games of indoor soccer for men. The group is non-competitive and meets just for fun. All men are welcome, regardless of previous soccer experience.

  • When: Mondays
  • Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
  • Where: Logan Metro Sports Complex 357 Browns Plains Rd, Crestmead
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Saputra Mulyadi on 07 3412 3200

Be Connected for older Australians

This program helps older Australians to get online so they can stay in touch, stay independent and stay happy.

Join us for free lessons and use the seniors’ only kiosk.

  • When: By appointment only, please visit Be Connected to book
  • Where: Logan North Library, Corner Sports Drive and Springwood Road, Underwood
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Logan North Library 07 3412 4140

Men and their sheds

Do you enjoy having a yarn with friends? Then come along to the shed for stimulating conversation on sport, trivia, music, history, travel, philosophy ... you choose! We have three men’s groups meeting at libraries in Logan.

Beenleigh Library

  • When: Last Friday of the month
  • Time: 10.45am to 12.00pm
  • Where: Beenleigh Library, Crete Street, Beenleigh
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 07 3412 4130

Logan North Library

  • When: 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm
  • Where: Logan North Library, Corner Sports Drive and Springwood Road, Underwood
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 07 3412 4140

Logan Hyperdome Library

  • When: 2nd Friday of the month
  • Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
  • Where: Logan Hyperdome Library, 66–70 Mandew Street, Shailer Park
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 07 3412 4120

Men’s groups

The Logan Men's Network

The Logan Men's Network is a group of services and community members that meet to support men in our families and our community.

Their goal is to support and connect services that will improve and enhance health for men in Logan. For more information, please download Logan Men's Network flyer (PDF 473 KB).

Beaucare Men's Group

Beaucare Men’s Group is a free weekly group for men, with informal sessions that cover topics like healthy relationships, belonging to community, emotional wellbeing, healthy behaviours, manhood in the media, grief and loss.

  • When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Time: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
  • Where: 64 Tina Street, Beaudesert
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Alan on 07 5541 4216

Kooralbyn Men’s Group

  • When: Tuesday mornings
  • Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
  • Where: 64 Tina Street, Beaudesert
  • Cost: $5
  • Contact: Alan on 07 5541 4216

Man Up

Man Up can help you with domestic violence, relationship problems, mental health, alcohol and drug abuse. Join the brotherhood! All men are welcome.

  • When: Various week nights
  • Time: Starting between 6.30pm and 7.00pm
  • Where: Various locations in Beenleigh, Yarrabilba, Goodna, Eagleby, Woodridge, Holmview, Marsden, Shailer Park and Kingston
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Sam on 0406 812 129 or Monty 0490 091 745 or see the Man Up Facebook page

Common Ground

Common Ground is a 9-week facilitated course that focuses on men’s wellbeing. It offers a powerful way for men to explore the issues and challenges they face.

  • Dates, locations and costs will vary
  • Contact: Craig 1300 13 88 50

Men’s vocal group

Men of all ages, singing abilities and instrumental talents are invited to join this group for singing and music appreciation. The group has a strong emphasis on socialising and enjoyment, not serious music production.

  • When: Every Thursday
  • Time: 11.30am to 1.00pm
  • Where: The Family Place, 35A North Road, Woodridge
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 07 3208 1263 or email thefamilyplace@candk.asn.au

Bunch 'a' Blokes

Bunch ’a’ Blokes promotes physical wellbeing and friendships. The group includes games, barbeques, darts, poker, guest speakers and events. Download the Bunch 'a' Blokes flyer (PDF 775 KB).

  • When: First and third Saturday of each month
  • Time: 3.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Where: Loganlea Community Centre, 28–32 Timms St, Loganlea QLD 4131
  • Cost: $5
  • Contact: 07 3805 8260

Dads in Distress

Dads in Distress is a support group for dads who are dealing with custody and relationship issues. The sessions provide information, resources and support.

Dads in Distress is funded through our Live Well Logan program.

  • When: Thursdays
  • Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Where: The Family Place, 35A North Road, Woodridge
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 07 3208 1263 or email thefamilyplace@candk.asn.au

Great Mates Meet

Guys! Come along and meet new friends in this welcoming and non-judgemental environment.

Great Mates Meet is funded through our Live Well Logan program.

  • When: Fridays
  • Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Where: Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre, 117 Meakin Road, Slacks Creek
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 07 3808 1684 or email admin@keng.org.au

Military History Discussion Group

Are you interested in military history, or know someone who is? Join the Military History Discussion Group on the fourth Monday of each month. Come and join the armchair generals as we revisit classic campaigns from the Bronze Age to the Space Age.

  • When: 4th Monday of the month
  • Time: 12.30pm to 2.00pm
  • Where: Marsden Library, 35 Chambers Flat Road, Marsden
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 07 3412 4180

Australian Men’s Shed Association

Men's sheds or community sheds are non-profit organisations that improve the health of men. Members 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 wellbeing and health of members and to encourage social inclusion. There are four men's sheds in Logan:

Logan City Community Men Shed Inc.

  • When: Opening times vary, please call Paul, Rene or Nelson to check
  • Where: 161B Magnesium Drive, Crestmead, Qld 4116
  • Cost: Please contact Logan City Men's Shed for costs
  • Contact: 0483 223 204

Greenbank RSL Men's Shed

  • When: 6.30am to 12.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Where: 3/15 Corporate Place, Hillcrest, Qld 4118
  • Cost: No Cost
  • Contact: Bob Wench, George Morris or Greg Brown on 07 3806 6086

Beenleigh District Men's Shed

  • When: 8.15am to 11.30am weekdays
  • Where: 36 Martens Street, Beenleigh, Qld 4207
  • Cost: Please contact Beenleigh District Men's Shed for costs
  • Contact: Gavan Conway 0410 466 643

Logan Village Men’s Shed 

  • When: 8.00am to 12.00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday 
  • Where: 23 Wharf Street, Logan Village, Qld 4207  
  • Cost: Contact secretary 
  • Contact: Andy the Secretary on 0402 897 900

Legal

Men's Legal Service

Men’s Legal Service is a not-for-profit law firm. They offer cost-effective legal services to men at turning points in their lives. They focus on helping fathers stay involved in the lives of their children after family law events.

For more information visit the Men’s Legal Service website.

Related 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 – Live Well Logan offers a variety of physical activities and healthy living programs for everyone to enjoy all year round. These activities are all free or low cost.
  • Move it Logan - Move it Logan offers activities that encourage Logan residents to be more active. Activities are affordable and suit a variety of ages and abilities.
  • 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) – news and other resources for men's health in Australia.
  • National Men's Health Strategy 2020–2030 – Australia’s national approach to improving health outcomes for all men and boys.
  • Aboriginal Fathers Stayin' On Track – This is the place to yarn up about being a young dad.
  • Beyond Blue – Information and support for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention.
  • Blokepedia – A place for men to talk openly about the issues that affect them.
  • Dads Group Inc. – A dads’ group connects dads in local communities so they can share their experiences.
  • The Fathering Project ­– A project that aims to improve child development outcomes by engaging fathers.
  • The Father Hood – Showcases men as fathers who are doing it their way and doing it well.
  • Mates 4 Mates – Provides support for wounded, injured or ill current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.
  • Mengage – Finds and profiles the many resources available to promote a social determinants approach to male health and wellbeing.
  • Men's Health Australia – Provides news, commentary, articles, links and information about events, services and resources.
  • Men's Health Week – Celebrates men's health week each year, and provides resources and details of events.
  • Movember Foundation – Engages with men where they are, to understand what works best and to help make change happen sooner.
  • SMS4dads – Provides new fathers with information and connections to online services through their mobile phones.
  • Men's Line Australia – Provides phone or online counselling for men experiencing relationship or family problems. Call 1300 789 978.

Resources for community organisations

Effective men’s health messaging

The Guide to Effective Men’s Health Messaging outlines how health promotion programs should be based on research that explores the complexity of links between men, masculinity and health, and be tailored to the audience. More information is available on The Male Health Clearinghouse website.

Men and mental health

This guide looks at men’s mental health via mental health promotion, population health and a systems approach. It seeks to positively influence the determinants of mental health through effective interventions. More information is available on The Male Health Clearinghouse website.

Men and their roles as fathers

This guide focuses on engaging fathers in community services, health contexts and programs – particularly fathers who would otherwise not be involved for a wide variety of reasons. It supports health professionals to engage with fathers in the family context. More information is available on The Male Health Clearinghouse website.

Accessible health care for men

This guide helps people who work in health services where men are one of their client groups or their main client group. The guide provides information and tools to help improve men’s and boys’ access to services. More information is available on The Male Health Clearinghouse website.

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