Join our community group of like-minded men
Hosted by Mark Goudie
Start the conversation
ASC Men's Empowerment Community Group is the conversation starter around men’s struggles, pressure and daily stresses, that helps bring new light and support to men in all areas of life.
Far too long have men in Australia been facing life alone. It is now time to band together and collectively help each other transform old ways to allow for new exciting outcomes in life.
With values of inclusion, compassion and kindness we set out to awaken every soul.
Men's Empowerment Community Group:
- When: Every Wednesday evening
- Time: 6.30 - 7.30pm
- Where: CWA Hall, 43 Ventura Road, Mermaid Beach, Qld
- Price: FREE
If you have any questions contact Mark on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0414 559 471
Australian Men Statistics
- Every day in Australia, 7 men die from suicide
- 12% of men will suffer depression in their life
- 20.4% of men will experience an anxiety condition in their lifetime
- In Queensland alone police based domestic violence applications total 17,673 YTD
- In Australia, it's estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime
- In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression
- In any one year over 2 million Australians have been diagnosed with anxiety
- Almost half (45%) of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime
Historically speaking, our nation (Australia) has taught men to suppress their feelings for many generations. For a man living in a society where feelings are a no go zone, now finds himself a subject of change, but how can he change when no one has shown him how?
Men are now expected to be sensitive, a role model and understanding, when not so long ago, we were telling men to “toughen up”, “have a cup of concrete” and “I will give you something to cry about”.
In Queensland alone there are over 30,000 domestic violence applications every year. Around 80% of these are towards men and 20% for women. These astronomical statistics demonstrates a society that is not coping, and fundamental changes need to be made.
The effects of stress, trauma, social stigmas, and generations of conditioning has contributed to a man who is disconnected from himself. Imagine suppressing your feelings is like blowing up a balloon to capacity, it only takes the slightest touch for it to burst.
Society’s message is for men to now change their behaviour, but this behaviour is the reaction to what they have learnt from our parents and in reaction to a conditioned society. For real change to happen the attention needs to move away from the outcome (behaviours) and the focus needs to shift to the underlying cause, which needs to be identified, then we can treat the deep down emotional response.
Every person in Australia is responsible for this social conditioning, and every man is responsible to make a change. It’s now time that we band together with a united message to educate and empower men to help them understand how to let go, decompress, and transcend old thinking.
Join me in helping lift men’s suppression.
Cant wait to see you.