Our Results

We have now taken over 15,000 boys across Australia through our full-day Man Cave workshops and they have given us the following feedback:

95%

would recommend our program to other young men

98%

think our facilitators are awesome

94%

of boys rate our workshops 4 or 5 out of 5

“I found there are a lot more people I care about in our year level than I thought.”

St Brendan Shaw student

In August of 2019, we worked with Ernst & Young (EY) to conduct an independent review of the impact of our programs and to build an impact evaluation framework.

Because without knowing what’s working, how can we continue to improve? The best part is that EY found our programs to create significant positive change for boys, parents and teachers, especially when compared to other similar interventions:

“The Man Cave workshops result in materially significant improvements to mental health related outcomes. The workshops cultivate a deeper knowledge of mental health and wellbeing after one-day, and contribute to the development of meaningful relationships with family and peers.”

Specifically, a study of the boys reported the following

28%

increase in the extent to which boys felt able to discuss their emotions and masculinities

22%

increase in the extent to which boys felt they could trust one another and the workshop facilitators

17%

increase in awareness of mental health and well-being.

After attending multiple workshops, the results for participants only continued to improve:

16%

increase in the extent to which boys reported they were fostering meaningful relationships with their parents and peers

15%

increase in the extent to which boys were articulating their emotional state on a regular basis.

“This workshop has possibly changed my life.”

Aged 13, Haileybury College