Students

There’s no handbook to becoming a man.

Right now, it probably seems the world around you is changing just as quickly as you are. What’s most important is that you feel like you can be yourself, even if you’re not entirely sure who that is yet.

Being able to talk about what’s going on in your life, good or bad, is a big step in your journey to manhood. Because unfortunately, as the research shows, if you bottle up how you feel, it often leads to longer-term struggles with your mental health and your relationships.

“Absolute legends. They were really caring and relatable guys who understand everything.”

Highvale Secondary College student

We’ve got your back.

At The Man Cave, we run workshops where you get to do something pretty rare – see a side of yourself, your mates and even your teachers that you’ve never seen before. We’ve seen guys learn more about their best mate in five minutes then during five years of friendship. Our workshops are designed to give you two of the most valuable skills on earth: be real (and not being judged for it) and support your mates as they do the same.

School can be a pretty hectic place; guys trying to be tough, be the class clown, or talk behind your back. It can definitely be a place of judgement. But here’s the thing, it doesn’t have to be like that. Sound impossible? We thought so too.

But we can tell you from working with thousands of guys that when given the space to talk about what’s really going on.

We reckon it’s a myth that boys and men don’t talk. We know from working with thousands of guys across the country, just like you, that when given the space to share what’s on your mind that do blokes open up – and it can be bloody powerful, spine-tingling stuff. But of course that has to be what we call a “safe space”. This means “what happens in the Cave, stays in the Cave”.

The facilitators who run our programs come from all walks of life and most aren’t that much older than you are, so they get it. They know what you’re going through, and best of all, they know how to help you become the best man you can be.

Get Involved

So you’re ready to begin the journey? Here are a few ways you can do just that.

Get Social
Join us on social. See and hear about how other young men are redefining their manhood.

Become a Champion
If you think you and your peers would benefit from a Man Cave workshop, we’ve prepared a bunch of resources to help you get your school on board.

Workshop Case Studies

Workshop Booklet

“Today has made me feel more comfortable  in my own skin.”

St Helena Secondary College student