The Buddy Program

At The Male Hug we seek to tackle the stigma associated with men’s mental health and provide support and services to men that encourage men to talk about their concerns, worries and anxieties in a safe and friendly environment that is free of judgement.

With the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus, and the economic and social repercussions we are experiencing in lockdown, our mission has never been more important.

One of our key support services is the Let’s Chat Buddy Program.


The Lets Chat (Buddy) Program

We at The Male Hug know that talking helps, a problem shared really is a problem halved. Chatting to someone will help you feel less alone, less isolated.  It is also true that talking to a stranger can be easier than talking to a close friend or loved one.

The Let’s Chat Buddy program provides men an opportunity to talk to a “Buddy” who will always be there when needed to listen without judgement.

The Let’s Chat Buddy program allows The Male Hug to provide support to those who most need it when they need it most. Talking is the key to a healthy mental well-being.

How YOU can help?

You can volunteer to be a Buddy

The Program is only able to be successful with the help of our network of buddies. If you believe you are a good listener with an open mind and a big heart, please get in contact with us as this could be your time to make a real difference to someone’s life.

Register to become a Buddy


We are an Australian not for profit, we do not pay our team and we are run by volunteers. However there are costs incurred with running the Male Hug and the Let’s Chat Buddy Program. If you would like to donate to ensure we can still provide training and support to our buddies and to promote and run this much needed program please click below. Any donation you make is greatly appreciated. All donations above $2 are tax deductible.

Make a Donation

Stay up to date

Join our free mailing list and get all the latest news, event info and everything else in between from The Male Hug.

* Required

Need someone to talk to?

The Male Hug are here for you. Click the link below and we can find you a buddy who can help.

Then Let’s Chat!