Resources and support hotlines

Find a range of resources to support men of all ages and ways you can get more involved to help a mate out. Learn about men’s health and wellbeing from the below campaigns, research and information.

Resources

Resource name Resource information
Australian Men's Health Forum (AMHF)

News and other resources for men's health in Australia.

Aboriginal Fathers Stayin' On Track

This is the place to yarn up about being a young dad. Stayin’ On Track is an online resource for young Aboriginal dads. It’s a site for mentoring and supporting ya mates to stay on track and be good dads.

Black Dog Institute A medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan. You can find research and educational programs, as well as digital tools and apps and much more.
Blokepedia Works alongside businesses to deliver workplace training, resources and programs. Blokepedia provides events that empower and support men. Blokepedia enhances men’s social, emotional and physical health.    
Dads Group Inc. Dads Group Inc. promotes positive parenting for men and gives new dads the support and connection they need. Find a dads group to join or find out how to start your own to share your experiences with other dads.
DadPlay 

DadPlay is a free messaging service for fathers raising a young child aged 3 to 5 years, who is not yet in school.

Text messages are sent about play, child development, and family relationship. 

DadPlay sends 3 to 4 texts each week for 3 months. Texts will link Dads to videos and other great stuff.

The Father Hood 

Showcases men as fathers who are doing it their way and doing it well. Find support for fathers to navigate through having kids with tips and techniques for parenthood.

The Fathering Project  The Fathering Project delivers resources, programs and event for dads and father-figures. Find out how you can volunteer at your children’s school to start a dad’s group. You will have support through Dads Group Leader mentors and much more.
The Man Walk -

The man walk provides an opportunity for men to get together to walk, talk and support each other in a regular and healthy way. Find out how you can start your own Man Walk in your community!

Men's Health Australia You can find information about the social and psychological wellbeing of men and boys in Australia. Resources are in a range of accessible ways such as in news, commentary, articles, links, events and much more. 
Men's Health Week Celebrate men's health week each year and find an event near you. Find out how you can host your own event with support, resources and information.
Mengage Find the many resources available to promote a social determinants approach to male health and wellbeing. Engaging men in health, health promotion and accessible health care. Make your centre or service more male friendly.
Movember Foundation  Engages with men where they are to understand what works best and to help make change happen sooner. Join the Movember Conversations to support a mate.
National Men's Health Strategy 2020–2030

Find out Australia’s national approach to improving health outcomes for all men and boys.

Queensland Government Find men’s health information from watching your waist, heart health to learning coping strategies. There is information on men’s cancer and health through the decades.
Support for Fathers Support for Fathers shares information about fatherhood and relationships. You can find tips to connect with your children.  Download The Professionals' Toolkit today for practical support and strategies.
White Ribbon White Ribbon Australia is part of a global social movement working to eliminate gendered violence. Find resources, referrals options and free online learning and much more. 

Support hotlines

Support Hotlines for Men

Contact Details

Beyond Blue – A 24 hour, 7 days a week support line with trained mental health professionals.

You can also chat online from 1.00pm – 12.00am 7 days a week.

You can also email to get a response within 24 hours or chat with online community members.

Contact: 1300 22 4636

Visit: Beyond Blue 

Brother to Brother hotline - A 24-hour, 7 days a week crisis line and it is the only one in Australia that specifically assists Aboriginal men. Elders are available after 5.00pm.

Contact: 1800 435 799

Lifeline – A 24 hour, 7 days a week crisis support line and suicide prevention service.

Contact: 13 11 14

MATES services the construction industry, the energy industry and the mining industry. They support workers in need through case management and a 24-hour, 7 days a week help line.

Suicide prevention through community development programs on site.

Contact: 1300 642 111

Visit: website for more details

Men's Line Australia – A 24 hour, 7 days a week phone or online support service for men experiencing relationship or family problems.

Contact: 1300 789 978

Visit: Mens Line Australia 

Open Arms – A 24-hour, 7 days a week crisis support for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families.

Contact: 1800 011 046

Visit: Open Arms  

SMS4dads – New and soon-to-be-dads can now receive useful messages and tips matched to their baby's age.

Text messages are sent straight to dad's phones with tips, information and links to other services. This is to help fathers understand and connect with their baby and with parenthood. 

Contact: 02 4921 6401

Email info@sms4dads.com.au

Visit SMS4dads