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EveryMan of the Month

Regular visitors to EveryMan’s Facebook Page may be familiar with our irregular awarding of the title of EveryMan of the Month to men who’ve done something great - a contribution, an invention, an act of kindness or generosity. There’s no science behind it, just finding a story that inspires, makes us laugh, or is moving in some way. Some months there are none, some months have two or three. Any guy who deserves a gong, gets a gong.

The last EveryMan of the Month was Saul Griffith, an Australian inventor who wants to help households completely decarbonise by electrifying everything – no more gas. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/interactive/2021/saul-griffith-mass-electrification/

I posted that one on the first day of June, and didn’t think much about what I was doing until Stacey, our social media whiz, told me she thought it was a great idea and we should do it regularly. So, like the compliant CEO that I am, I agreed, and promised to write something about it so we could promote it.

Just now, when it came time to write, I thought it would be great to illustrate and celebrate the idea of EveryMan of the Month by finding another candidate to give the nomination to. So, I  jumped onto Apple News, and Google News, and the Canberra Times, and Twitter, and Facebook, and The Age, and the Sydney Morning Herald, and searched a small multitude of news feeds… Nothing.

We so desperately need to blow up transform a news culture that seems to have nothing good to say about men, that doesn’t find good news stories about men so valuable that our feeds are constantly peppered with them. Not dominated by them, peppered. Genuine stories about real men doing good stuff in the world. Not just social justice heroes (although they really should be getting guernseys), but guys doing things for the environment, for school-kids,  for people in their communities, for injured wild life, for clean neighborhoods, creating their own art, preserving trade skills … The list is so endless, when you think about it, the fact that stories like these are so rare almost deserves its own conspiracy theory.

So, here’s my challenge - to get our followers in Canberra and the region to start sending us your nominees. Visit our Facebook page and send us a message about a story you’ve found and a link to it, or, if you don’t have Facebook, send us a message from our website at everyman.org.au/contact-us/

Thanks,

Greg Aldridge, CEO EveryMan Australia

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2021 ACT NAIDOC Awards


The Canberra and District NAIDOC Aboriginal Corporation have advised that EveryMan Australia has been nominated for the 2021 ACT NAIDOC Non-Indigenous Contribution of the Year Award AND the Canberra & District Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Sector Worker of the Year award. 

We are proud to be recognised for our contribution throughout the past year and we look forward to celebrating all of the nominees accomplishments.

We have been advised that all nominations have been assessed by an independent assessment panel. The 2021 ACT NAIDOC Award recipients will be recognised for their outstanding achievements at the Awards Ball on Saturday 3 July 2021 at the National Arboretum. Go Team!

We talk Counselling and safety

This month in our Fast 5 Quick Chat Series we talk to Greg Aldridge and the responsibilities counsellors carry when working with clients and domestic/family violence. Greg talks about what EveryMan does to make sure their clients families are safe and are able to reach out if needed. 
 

Watch the video here

Free haircuts for those in need

On 11 June, the team from Gold Blade Barbers and EveryMan hosted a morning of providing free haircuts for anyone in need. The event was a big success and we wanted to thank Blade Barbers for their generosity and provide a special mention to the team members who gave up time on the morning, donating some of the best haircuts you will see around.

We encourage you to support the work of Gold Glade Barbers by visiting their FB page below.

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living with PTSD and complex PTSD

Our friends at SANE Australia have recently posted a blog written by two of their Peer Ambassadors, chatting about living with PTSD and complex PTSD. They want everyone to know a meaningful life is possible, and they have hope and love for anyone going through post-traumatic symptoms. 

We encourage staff and service users to check out SANE Australia's website and join the conversation or take part in a Topic Tuesday event.

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