Wellbeing Blog

Men talking about mental health
Why it’s important to change how we talk about men’s mental health

The rate of mental health disorders between men and women is about the same, yet fewer men access professional help or a service. Men are also more likely to die from destructive coping mechanisms like suicide, drugs and alcohol. Why is that? And can changing the way we talk about men’s mental health make a difference?

Young man on phone talking about mental health
How does free counselling over the phone work?

MensLine Australia is an easy way to access professional mental health care. It doesn’t cost you anything (other than a local phone call) and you don’t need a healthcare card. You don’t even need a referral.

Decision making principles - two men discussing work
Types of decision making

Sometimes we can decide on a course of action because we have some degree of control. At other times, the circumstances are out of our control. Understanding this is key to making better decisions.

Two guys chatting on a bench - popular blogs of 2018
MensLine Australia Top Topics of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on the popular topics our community found most useful this year.

Prince Harry talking about men's mental health awareness
Celebrities leading the charge on men’s mental health awareness

More people are changing attitudes to men’s mental health & we have some prominent celebrities to thank. Here’s some of the guys raising their voice.

Managing your thoughts to minimise anger

Managing your temper is not about denying or suppressing your anger, it is about learning how to express it in better ways. Here are some tips on recognising negative thought patterns that may trigger an anger outburst & management tips.

Male stereotypes and the Man Box - young male
Male stereotypes and the ‘Man Box’

We are all constantly bombarded with gender stereotypes, but a new study sheds light on the shifting attitudes of young men in the face of negative messaging about manhood.

Tips for better conversations with men

We often hear that it’s hard to get men to reach out for help. Try using these tips for tailored approaches to conversations with men that can reap better results and help him open up.

Suicide is a major issue in our society. In Australia, it takes twice the lives than the road toll, but the truth is we all have the power to do something about it.
Help a mate and reduce suicide

Suicide is a major issue in our society. In Australia, it takes more than twice the lives of the road toll, but the truth is we all have the power to do something about it.

Friends on a beach. 10 songs celebrating mateship
Great songs about friendship and mates

Having good people around you is one of the best ways to protect your mental health. Here’s 10 of our fave songs celebrating friendship and mates.