Our work within the Community

Our Initiatives

Blokes Health Australia

A digital health initiative aimed at closing the gap and improving accessibility for blokes to engage with men in mind health services, health education programs, and online resources.

It’s a Blokes Chat

A men’s health awareness initiative aimed at talking about the hairy men’s health issues that impact Australian men. This men’s health awareness initiative features in men in mind live experiences and podcast with the focus on reducing the stigma on men’s health and inspiring shoulder to shoulder conversations.

Barstool Blokes

A men’s mental health initiative established in December 2019 with aim of chewing the fat on the issues that impact on men by inspiring shoulder to shoulder conversations and creating a culture of blokes being there for other blokes.The initiative features five key elements; monthly social casual catchups, men in mind events, community and workplace mental health awareness and literacy workshops, and creates community, sporting and workplace champions, and online resource supports and a podcast.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. Courses are delivered by an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor . The team at It’s a Blokes Lunch are accredited to provide face to face, blended learning, and online mental health first aid training




Men die 6 years earlier

than women in Australia

1 in 2 Men

will experience mental health in their lifetime.

1 in 8 Men

will experience depression in their lifetime.

6 out of 8 

suicides each day in Australia are Men

1 in 5 Men

will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.

1.7 Million Men

will be living with Prostate Cancer by 2030.



7 in 10 Men

are living with a chronic health condition in Australia


2 in 10 Men

will be diagnosed with testicular cancer before the age of 60

Here’s what some people had to say…

Congratulations on an awesome day! It’s great to see an event like this one put men’s health back on the agenda. Having battled cancer it was great to be apart of an event encourages men to speak about their health and talk to a mate. Looking forward to the next It’s a Blokes Lunch event.


A fantastic event! It was really great to be apart of such a very special afternoon with the focus on men’s health, can’t wait for next year.


What a great event, looking forward to continuing to support this very special initiative.


Congratulations on the It’s a Blokes Lunch event, it was a great arvo out with great messages throughout. Having dealt with mental health in my past it was great to see it discussed so openly in a room full of men.