Take the Talktober Challenge.

Throughout October, men from across the nation will call a mate and talk about how they are doing.

31 calls in 31 days

October is turning into #Talktober – Take the challenge!

Throughout the month of October, men across the nation will be taking up the #Talktober Challenge to call up a family member or friend and talk about how they are doing. Men from all walks in life will be involved from well known celebrities to someone you may know who lives on your street.

Take the Talktober challenge and call a buddy every day for the month of October. Start up a fundraiser while at your at and help us continue our education programs and 24/7 Buddy support network. Partners and friends can participate as well by supporting someone talking the challenge too.


How to get involved in #Talktober


Take the Challenge

Sign up and take the challenge to call a mate every day in October and check in. You can call as many different friends, family or loved ones as you want.

Sign up here


Start your own Fundraiser

Go one better and start your own Talktober fundraiser. Get your family and friends to support your challenge and help us continue our programs and support network.

Create your Fundraiser


Make a donation

Make a donation to the Male Hug and help us continue our educational programs to organisations and 24/7 Let’s Chat Buddy network for individuals to talk to.

Make a Donation

A look who took the #Talktober Challenge previously

Talktober Ambassadors

Row 1: Josh Frydenberg MP, Drew McIntyre, Matt Griffin, Michael Pope, Shane Jacobson, Tom Boyd
Row 2: Andrew Gaze, Dane Swan, Daryl Braithwaite, Alan Davidson, Clint Hutchison, Mark Allen
Row 3: Matthew Richardson, Ross Wilson, Archie Thompson, Brad McEwan, David Schwarz, George Kapinaris
Row 4: Pat McGorry AO, Campbell Brown, Craig Hutchison, Daniel Garb, Dan Malecki, Lanard Copeland
Row 5: Doug Hawkins, Andrew Conway, Mike Sheehan, Brett Ogle, Sara Pantelo, Radek Sali

CEO and Founder Tony Rabah believes Talktober is just the thing that the professional world needs at the moment.  “ So many professional men are doing it so tough at the moment with the Pandemic hitting the business world hard.  So many have lost their jobs, closed their doors or are just struggling through on a day to day basis unsure of where the next customer is coming from.  This is the time that Men need to speak out.  Don’t hold your feelings or emotions back, because the damage that can be done from that could be immense. If someone out there needs someone to talk to, The Male Hug can help with our Let’s Chat Buddy Program”

Young man talking on mobile phone while sitting on steps outdoors

Worker talking on mobile phone on a sunny day

A host of Australia’s sporting, entertainment and business community has thrown its support behind the Talktober Campaign with music Legends Daryl Braithwaite and Ross Wilson, Sporting legends Matthew Richardson, Alan Davison and Doug Hawkins joining Media Personalities Sam Newman, Tom Elliott and George Kapinaris as just a few of the big names to commit to talking to a buddy every day for the month of Talktober.


Take the Talktober Challenge.
It’s free, fun and you will make a difference in someone’s life.
Sign up today.

Ready to take the Talktober Challenge? Sign up below and we’ll send you more information on how you can take the Challenge and also start fundraising too!

Your support can make all the difference

By donating to The Male Hug you are helping us provide the support, training, research and promotion required to keep the Let’s Chat Buddy network and our Educational programs running.


Our supporters

We are grateful and proud to have the support of the following organisations throughout Talktober. Together we are working towards making a difference to the mental wellness and lives of men across the nation.

Shaw and Partners
Conscious Conversations