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Registered Charitable Organisation

 

We are a registered charitable organization that receives donations from various groups and individuals.

These donations assist us to cover the development of additional resources and/or special projects that arise from time to time that are outside of our core funding. We pride ourselves on ensuring that donated funds go to rural and regional projects.

Some examples of this are:

  • Past contributions have enabled us to have a “Talk to a Mate” men’s wellbeing footy round in June of each year with the WACFL. This exposes our message to approximately 5000 blokes between the ages of 16 and 40 across the whole State. We are now in our 4th year of this sponsorship.
  • Video Productions:
    • Distress & Why Mental Health Matters
    •  Stages of Men
    •  Making their Mark
    •  Men’s Sexual Wellbeing
  • Support our ‘Warrior Ambassador Award’ program
  • Purchase of educational resources – predominantly ‘self-help’ / informative books on a wide range of health & wellbeing topics. These are distributed to men, women & community organisations through our warrior education program.

Aligning yourselves with our program is as simple as making a donation. Any fund-raising is appropriately acknowledged.

Please note the contact details as on the Contact Us page if you would like to discuss further or to make a contribution.

 

The Warrior Ambassador Awards have been established to acknowledge all contributors - past, present and future - who have supported WMH as an organisation.


Specific objectives of the Warrior Ambassador Awards include:

• Acknowledging the wide range of contributors to WMH and/or RMHI

• Developing and fostering relations with past and present individuals and/or organisations who contribute to WMH and/or RMHI

• Establishing a network of champions for the cause to further promote regional men’s health and wellbeing through WMH and/or RMHI


Categories:

Fundraising:
Acknowledges individuals, groups of individuals or organisations that make a significant financial contribution to WMH with no expectation of personal or commercial gain or return.

Personal Stories:
Acknowledges individuals, groups of individuals or organisations that share an experience(s) with the wider community to assist WMH reach and communicate with its audience and achieve its vision and objectives.

Open:

Acknowledges individuals, groups of individuals or organisations who have provided a significant contribution to WMH through another means other than the above two categories with no expectation of personal or commercial gain or return.

Pioneer:
• This category has been developed for the inaugural award presentation year only. A Pioneer is defined as:

  •  a dedicated volunteer (not a paid member of WMH or any of its subsidiaries); or
  •  someone who has gone above and beyond their “regular” duties/tasks; or
  •  has helped shape and develop WMH from its inception.

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You can also contact us via phone, email or post: get the details here.

The Western Australian Country Football League (WACFL) is a stand out new partnership. The Regional Men's Health Initiative(RMHI) has used money from sponsorships and donations to sponsor WACFL to promote men's health and wellbeing messages. Starting in 2014 for a period of 3 years, the WACFL will run a Regional Men's Health round, contributing their outstanding access to print, radio and television media to publicise the event.

WACFL believes the health of their participants is extremely important and they continue to look for ways to promote positive messages to those involved with WACFL Leagues and Clubs.

Unfortunately, in regional Western Australia, men's health is often ignored, but through education we believe we can help our participants grow their knowledge base of signs to look for and steps to take to ensure they are taking care of their health and wellbeing.

WACFL's "Talk to a Mate Men's Wellbeing Round"
At every country football game during the 2014 & 2015 rounds RMHI messages to "Talk to a Mate" feature in the budgets (pamphlets distributed to spectators) and every player received a fridge magnet. WACFL arranged for every one of the 150 football clubs to receive an education info pack with magnets, brochures and DVD's. Clubs are encouraged to invite RHMI to present education sessions to their players.

This year in 2016 every senior League fixture across the State will play with a Regional Men's Health Initiative branded football. Also, in addition to last years fridge magnets, each team across the state have been provided with an A4 size clip frame with our "Talk to a Mate" message to become a perminent fixture in club rooms. 

www.wacfl.com.au

General Health

Aged Care Info line 1800 500 853
Prostate Cancer Foundation 1800 220 099
Impotence Australia 1800 800 614
Andrology Australia 1300 303 878
Cancer Helpline 13 11 20
Heart Foundation 1300 36 27 87
HealthDirect 1800 022 222
- TTY 1800 022 226
Quitline 1800 198 024

 

Individual, Relationship, Family Phone Counselling/Support

Mensline Australia 1300 789 978
Family Helpline 1800 643 000
- TTY 9325 1232
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800
Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
Parenting Line 1800 654 432
- TTY 9271 3252
Salvo Care Line 9442 5777
Veterans Line 1800 011 046
(Veterans and Family counselling/support)

 
Drug and Alcohol

Alcohol and Drug Information 1800 198 024
Alcoholics Anonymous 9325 3566
Family Drug Support 1300 368 186
Parent Drug Information Line 1800 653 203
Gambling Helpline 1800 622 112

 

After Hours Crisis or Mental Health Support

Crisis Care 1800 199 008
Men's Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 000 599
  (08) 9223 1199
Homeless Helpline 1800 065 892
Rurallink 1800 552 002
(After hours mental health telephone service for rural communities of WA)
- Metro 1300 555 788
- Peel 1800 676 822
- SouthWest 1800 555 336
Mission Australia Helpline 1300 886 999
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
The Samaritans 1800 198 313
- 24/7 Youth Line 9388 2500
- 24/7 Crisis Line 9381 5555
- Country Toll Free 1800 198 313
Sexual Assault Resource Centre 1800 199 888
- Crisis Line 9340 1828
- Counselling Line 9340 1899
   

Raising awareness of men’s wellbeing

Featured Video iconThe Regional Men's Health Initiative is comprised of a team of people who are passionate about raising awareness of men's health in regional communities. It is important to identify that The Regional Men's Health Initiative is not a health organisation. Rather, we act as a bridge of support and education to regional men, communities and health services.

The Regional Men's Health Initiative encompasses the whole of rural and regional Western Australia where we spread our motto of 'before it all gets too much' talk to a mate!!!

We encourage men to talk about issues in their lives and identify their true mates and the people they can confide in when times get tough. As blokes we only have three main categories of people we can talk to. These categories are; a mentor, a partner, and a mate. It's important to identify that all of these categories may not be available to us at different times in our life, so take the time to stay in touch and talk to a mate.