How The Man Cave Works
Our workshops create a safe space for courageous conversations that:
‘Traditionally’ held views of masculinity, the influence of mass media, the behaviour role-modelled around them, and the impacts of social pressures on identity, mental health and relationships.
The boys and young men to be actively present, to be vulnerable and real, to build authentic relationships, and positively impact the world around them.
Their personal sense of self, of place and their abilities to make choices that positively impact their journey to lead a life of connection, purpose and positive impact.
We are experts in youth-engagement strategies and facilitation
Our programs are tailored to suit each group’s specific outcomes
We combine evidence-based research with emotional connection
Our work is primary prevention and provide students with tangible skills
Our programs are co-designed with mental health experts and young people
We aim for long-term engagement and positive behaviour change
As Seen In
Males are significantly impacted by poor mental health and this is highlighted by one in five boys likely to experience depression before they are 18. To make matters worse, suicide is the leading cause of death for young men under the age of 25 with three quarters of suicides by men. Furthermore, over 90% of sexual abuse and 95% of domestic violence is committed by men.
Many seem to accept that boys and young men simply aren’t good at taking action for their health. At HeadQuarters Australia, we don’t.
We believe that equipping boys with the right skills, tools and resources, it is possible to create a movement of respectful, open, empowered and compassionate young men.
We believe that boys and young men will be engaged if we build programs and services that understand their needs; that utilise a “go to where males are” approach; and build on their strengths rather than focus on deficits.
We want to help boys and men to live happier, healthier, and longer lives. We are investing in them to build the relationships they want and need, so they can stay mentally and physically well.
At The Man Cave, we are often asked “what programs do you run for girls and young women?”
This particular program of HeadQuarters Australia focuses on the successful development of boys and young men aged 13 – 18 years. We are currently developing a young women’s empowerment program, led by two incredible female leaders (please stay tuned!).
We are able to customise our programs to suit a diverse group of young people from all backgrounds and genders – please head to our Thought Leadership & Consulting page.
If you are interested in learning more about our services for your school, community group or sporting club please get in touch with us. We would love to have a conversation with you.