Men’s programs and support

Following the Australian Government’s latest advice on public gatherings and social distancing, some of the men’s programs and groups have moved online.

Some services are providing limited face-to-face support and others have temporarily stopped but they hope to start again shortly.

Have a look at the services and programs below to find ways you can get involved and stay connected to men's groups in Logan. 

Support group Contact details

Brother to Brother hotline 

There is a new hotline that has been set up to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men during the COVID pandemic. 

Brother to Brother is a 24-hour crisis line and it is the only one in Australia that specifically assists Aboriginal men seeking help during the coronavirus crisis.    

Call 1800 435 799
A 24-hour crisis line for Aboriginal Men.

Online programs

The following programs have moved online.

Common Ground - Online Open Men’s Groups 

Our Open Men’s Groups have moved online to become Online Open Men’s Groups (OOMGs). During these uncertain and challenging times, you can now jump online for the opportunity to connect with good men, to talk and listen in a healthy environment and perhaps ease some stress and anxiety.

OOMGs are open to any man, no previous experience is necessary, no need to book in, no cost involved, just log in online at the allocated time! Newcomers are most welcome.

Brisbane South Online Open Men’s Group

When  The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month 
Time Login from 6.45pm to start at 7.00pm
Where To join online please visit Zoom
Cost Our OOMGs are free to join. There is a fee for us to host these, so donations are welcome, please visit Donate to Mens Wellbeing Inc
Contact Craig 1300 13 88 50 or visit Mens Wellbeing website.

Digital Dad’s Group

Thanks to our mates at Movember Australia Dads Group has created 'Digital Dads Group'. Digital Dads Group gives fathers the opportunity to connect nationwide with 10 weekly video calls. For more information, please visit Movember Australia's Facebook page

When  Starting from 6 April 2020 
Time Various times 
Where To join online please visit Zoom
Cost Free
Contact Email info@dadsgroup.org  or visit the Dads Group website or Dads Group Facebook page

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.

When  Thursdays
Time 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Where Please visit the Dads in Distress website
Cost Free
Contact Call 07 3208 1263 or email thefamilyplace@candk.asn.au 

The Circuit Breaker Program 

A ten-week group-based course for anyone who feels their temper is affecting the quality of their relationships.

When  Various start times
Time Various start times
Where Online
Cost Course manual is $32.00 plus shipping 
Contact Visit Circuit Breaker

Kooralbyn Men’s Group

When  Tuesday Mornings
Time 10.00am to 11.30am
Where Online
Cost $5.00
Contact Call Alan on 07 5541 4216 

Men's life skills

This program will run for 10 weeks and cover topics such as relationships, communication, grief and separation, how the brain functions in a safe and supportive environment. 

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this program will be delivered remotely, with opportunity for one on one support.

When  Every Monday for 10 weeks from 20 April 
Time 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Where

Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association (LECNA)

53 Cinderella Drive, Springwood QLD 4127 
Cost Free
Contact Call LECNA on 07 3808 4529, email gillian@lecna.org.au or visit the Logan East Community Neighbourhood Centre website

Program currently meeting face-to-face

The following program will meet face-to-face with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions in place. For information on current restrictions, please see COVID-19

Great Mates Meet

Come and meet some mates and have a barbecue at Great Mates Meet!

When  Fridays
Time 9.30am to 1.00pm
Where

Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre

117 Meakin Road, Slacks Creek
Cost Free
Contact Call Michael on 07 3808 1684 or email admin@keng.org.au

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.
Please contact the below Men’s sheds for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates. 

Logan City Community Men Shed Inc.

When 

8.00am to 2.00pm. Wednesdays to Saturdays. If the gates are open Mondays and Tuesdays come on in. Women are invited!

Where 161B Magnesium Drive, Crestmead Qld 4116
Cost Please contact Paul, Rene and Jonno
Contact Call 0483 223 204   

Greenbank RSL Men's Shed

When  6.30am to 12.00pm every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Where 3/15 Corporate Place, Hillcrest Qld 4118
Cost Free
Contact Call 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 Call Gavan Conway 0410 466 643 

Logan Village Men’s Shed 

When  8.00am to 12.00pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 
Where 23 Wharf Street, Logan Village Qld 4207
Cost Please contact Andy for costs
Contact Call Andy on 0402 897 900

Programs temporarily stopped

These programs have temporarily stopped due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please contact the services directly for updates.

Dads’ Group (formerly Dads and Families Fun Morning)

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

For more information please call 07 3386 9000 or email brownsplains.earlyyearscentre@benevolent.org.au.

Dads’ Playgroup

Playgroup is funded through our Live Well Logan program.

For more information please call 07 3208 1263 or email thefamilyplace@candk.asn.au

Monday soccer group

The group is non-competitive and meets just for fun. All men are welcome, regardless of previous soccer experience.

For more information, please call 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.

For more information, please call the Logan North Library 07 3412 4140.

Men and their sheds

Do you enjoy having a yarn with friends? Come along to the shed for stimulating conversation on sport, trivia, music, history, travel, philosophy and more! We have three men’s groups that meet at libraries in Logan. For more information, please call the:

  • Beenleigh Library on 07 3412 4130
  • Logan North Library on 07 3412 4140
  • Logan Hyperdome Library on 07 3412 4120.

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 call Glenn Hodgson on 07 3208 1263 or email Glenn.Hodgson@salvationarmy.org.au

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.

For more information, please call Alan on 07 5541 4216.

Kooralbyn Men’s Group

For more information on Kooralbyn Men’s Group, please call 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!

For more information, please call Sam on 0406 812 129 or Monty 0490 091 745 or visit the Man Up Facebook page. All men are welcome!

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.

For more information, please call Craig on 1300 138 850

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.

For more information, please call 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.

For more information, please call 07 3805 8260.

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.

For more information, please call 07 3412 4180.

ACCESS Men’s Shed – Multicultural group

Hands on activities like woodworking, gardening and fishing. 

For more information, please call Kai Kim on 07 3412 8222.

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.
  • 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.