Join us for our star studded Corporate Lunch at the mighty MCG with special guests, exclusive memorabilia auction and more.

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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.


The Male Hug presents Kick a Goal for Mental Health - July 11th at the MCG. Corporate Luncheon. Tickets now on sale.


Star-studded Corporate Lunch at the MCG – July 11th

The EOFY event of the year is back!! Kick a Goal for Mental Health at the MCG and start the new Financial Year off for a great cause! After selling out the MCG last year, we are back with our premiere event with another huge star-studded lineup of special guest speakers and panellists along with exclusive memorabilia up for auction.

Join us for a special catered luncheon overlooking the mighty and historic MCG and help raise vital funds that support our ongoing intervention and prevention education in our community towards positive mental health.

Our special guests include:

  • AFL legend Billy Brownless, Carlton CEO Brian Cook, along with The Male Hug Ambassadors, Kevin Sheedy AO, Matthew Richardson, Andrew Conway & Tim Mannah, comedian Elliot Goblet and more surprise guests on the day!
  • Discussions and panels centred on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and in life in general
  • 2 course lunch with 3 hour drink package included per guest
  • Exclusive memorabilia for Auction raising vital funds towards The Male Hug programs
  • Individual or Table of 10 bookings available.

This is an EOFY event not to be missed. Book your tickets today! Proudly partnered by the Institute of Public Accountants.

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The Male Hug Magazine – Quarter Time – Issue 1 May 2024

Dive into our new Magazine – Quarter Time

We are thrilled to launch the exciting first issue of our new magazine, Quarter Time. It’s jam-packed with some fantastic articles about mental health and more. Be sure to check out the Q&A with Aussie Rules icon & our ambassador, Kevin Sheedy.

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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


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.

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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

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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.

Find out who The Male Hug are and what we believe in.

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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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