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Teach healthy masculinity

Inspire young men to become their best

Teach healthy masculinity

Inspire young men to become their best

Australasia

Australia

The Challenge

Suicide is the leading cause of death for men aged 15-44, and three-quarters of the people who suicide in Australia every year are men.

Men are significantly less likely to seek help for their mental health than women. 95% of men and 94% of women who experienced violence since the age of 15 did so at the hands of a male perpetrator. 1 woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner, and 1 in 3 women experiences sexual or physical violence by a man they know.

These are the alarming statistics that reveal that there are elements of masculinity that are extremely harmful - to people of all genders, including men. It is clear that something isn't working and the system is broken. However, we fundamentally believe these statistics are preventable. And the key word is prevention.

Over the past decade, preventative mental health charity, The Man Cave, has worked with 65,000+ young men, providing them positive, impactful programs, role models and resources.  Our programs are designed to create long-term, positive shifts in attitudes and behaviours by creating psychologically safe space, challenging problematic gender stereotypes and providing participants with the opportunity to practise healthier masculinity principles.

After attending a Man Cave program: 91% of boys report wanting to be a man that treats others with care and respect and 84% of boys feel empowered to build and maintain healthy relationships.

These full-day, immersive and evidence-based workshops, facilitated by highly-trained and diverse male role models, provide boys with the critical emotional and social skills they need to lead flourishing lives for themselves, their relationships and their communities.

Our Impact

$25 =

sends 1 boy through a full-day transformational workshop

In partnership with The Man Cave

UNHCR

Supporting UNSDG

  • 3. Good Health and Well-being

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  • Bespoke Backyards gives from every sale to:

    • Create a safe home
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    • Teach healthy masculinity
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    • Clean the sea
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    • Support a child to recover
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    • Respond to emergencies
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    • Support children in emergencies
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    • Restore the land
    • Prevent women dying
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    • Prevent women dying
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    • Support a child to recover
    • Clean the sea
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    • Protect a woman
    • Teach healthy masculinity
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