Talking is important

Feeling overwhelmed? Need someone to talk to? The Male Hug can connect you with a Buddy who can help.

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This Talktober – it’s time to talk

#Talktober is one of The Male Hug’s most important campaigns of the year. It challenges and encourages men from all walks of life across the nation to support a buddy, get talking and help continue to support the vital work The Male Hug is doing. Our 1800 MY BUDDY hotline and education programs provide much needed support for many men in our community.

So get involved. Support a buddy. Sign up for Talktober here, get talking and raise money towards positive men’s wellbeing.

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Kicking Goals For Mental Health

A recap of our EOFY Corporate Luncheon at the MCG

We are absolutely thrilled about the overwhelming success of July’s Sold-out Kick a Goal for Mental Health event at the MCG! It clearly demonstrated how such gatherings can serve as a potent platform to ignite discussions and concrete actions in support of positive men’s mental health both at home and in the workplace.

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We are The Male Hug, a not for profit organisation that is committed to raising awareness and prevention education for men’s mental health for professional males. We are dedicated to providing support, educational programs for organisations and a platform for professional males to talk and engage openly in a safe and friendly environment that is free of judgement.

Ready to talk? We’re ready to listen

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Call us on our free 24 hour/7 day a week Hotline today and we will connect you with one of our volunteer Buddies. Discuss whatever you’re comfortable with. All conversations take place in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and friendly space. A problem shared is a problem halved.

Help Us Help Others

We need your help to continue to make a difference to men’s mental health across Australia . Your donation helps us continue our Let’s Chat Buddy program and Education workshops within businesses.

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Let’s Chat Buddy Program

Need someone to talk to? Feeling overwhelmed? We’re here to listen.

At The Male Hug, our aim has always been to tackle the stigma associated with men’s mental health and talking is a key way to help with feelings of loneliness, anxiety and being overwhelmed. The Let’s Chat Buddy Program enables men who want to talk to connect with people for a chat that will be understanding, empathetic and non judgmental.

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Educational Presentations and Workshops

The Male Hug deliver tailored workshops to community groups, associations and businesses on the importance of, and tips for maintaining, good mental health.

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We are The Male Hug

We seek to eliminate the scourge of men’s mental health issues in Australia by promoting a safe and friendly environment for me to share problems – a problem shared is a problem halved.

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Jonathan Hay on his battle with Mental Health

The Male Hug ambassador and former AFL footballer Jonathan Hay has bravely spoken to the Herald Sun’s John Ralph about his battle with Mental Health issues and Drug and Alcohol addiction in the hope it will encourage other men to speak freely about their problems.

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