Welcome, February 2021

Strength through times of adversity

In 2020, like many others, our clients faced the Coronavirus pandemic and felt the effects it had on mental health and wellbeing.

EveryMan witnessed an increase in the demand for services including violence prevention, accommodation and counselling support programs. We also witnessed strength through times of adversity. Individuals reaching out to rise above the hard times, family members banding together to support one another, children donating what little money they had so our families could provide Christmas gifts for their children.

From March to November 2020, there was an increase in online referrals to EveryMan support services compared to the same time in 2019. This further cements the need for us to continue to grow.

As we look forward, we want to thank you for your ongoing support. We have big plans for this year including working closely with our stakeholders.

Greg Aldridge, CEO EveryMan

EveryMan presents at 2020 STOP domestic violence conference 

Simon Port, EveryMan’s Violence Prevention Services Coordinator, and Sarah Paniker, Toora’s Operations Manager presented at the 2020 STOP Domestic Violence Conference Australia which gathers professionals, academics, community support centres, victims and offenders to engage and connect and look at ways to support victims and prevent perpetrators of domestic violence. The joint presentation highlighted achieving powerful results by partnering specialist men’s and women’s services; to address generational family violence.

Male Eating Disorders - A conversation we need to have

When we think of eating disorders, many of us think of Anorexia Nervosa, whereby many of us picture a young female restricting her diet to achieve a very thin physique. Not many of us picture a male experiencing these dietary restrictions; nor would many of us think immediately of a male engaging in problem eating behaviours in order to look more muscular.

For years, researchers and clinicians have raised concerns about the pressures on women to achieve and maintain a thin physique (Ousley et al., 2008). However, it is only relatively recently that attention has begun focusing on the pressures to achieve a specific body type that men are exposed to. Like women, these body image pressures can negatively impact on men’s health and well-being. Research shows that body image concerns are becoming increasingly prevalent among young males, yet our awareness and conversations surrounding them are not; with some referring to this as the “silent crisis” of men’s health.

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We speak to the CEO of Menslink, Martin Fisk

EveryMan has commenced its second Quick Chat series highlighting leaders, stakeholders, government and individuals of influence and what they think about some of the issues we face in the community sector- domestic violence, homelessness, counselling, mental health issues and more. 

This month we had a chat to Martin from Menslink. Martin provided insight into some of the issues young men face in the workforce, in particular around expectations and the dangers of only praising those at the top of the corporate ladder. 
Watch the interview

Have you checked out the EveryMan blog?

Every man has a story to tell and through this blog we share the positive outcomes that arise from challenging situations.

We chat to EveryMan clients (past and present), community members and EveryMan staff about what the service means to them, their experiences and how our programs have shaped their future. 

Make sure you reach out if you have an article idea or an issue you want to explore! 

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