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MAN: Men's Advisory Network

Our vision: "The flourishing of the Men’s Health and Wellbeing Sector in Western Australia"

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Drugs & Alcohol,Employment & Training,Information & Referral,Mental Health

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M.A.N. the peak body for service providers, organisations and individuals concerned with men’s health, well-being and other issues affecting males of all ages in Western Australia. It is a not-for-profit non-government organisation that receives financial support from the Department of Health.

The primary role that M.A.N. plays is resourcing the sector through supporting service providers, organisations and professionals from various disciplines, who work with males of all ages. In addition, M.A.N. provides information to individuals about appropriate services and professionals, plus provides general community education and raises awareness of the issues affecting males of all ages.

The aim of M.A.N. is to raise awareness of issues impacting on males of all ages and to advocate on their behalf in order to promote their health and well-being in a holistic sense covering physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual components. This is based on the World Health Organisation's 1986 definition of health and encompasses all aspects of a person's life.

The primary role that M.A.N. plays is resourcing the sector through supporting service providers, organisations and professionals from various disciplines, who work with males of all ages. In addition M.A.N. refers individuals to the most appropriate services, plus provides general community education and raises awareness of the issues affecting males of all ages.

In 2002, M.A.N. received funding from the Department of Health to investigate the options for establishing and maintaining a viable network for community based men's groups in Western Australia. The rationale for this funding may be found in the government's election commitments contained in the Men's Health Direction Statement.

Our Goals are:
Community engagement, stakeholders, and grassroots
Networking hub
Commercial alliances
Training development
The current service agreement with the Department of Health requires MAN to deliver the following outputs:
1. Information Services
1.1. Website
1.2. Newsletter
1.3. Services data base
1.4. Promote events, issues and contact among men’s health groups.
2. Partnerships
2.1 Form and strengthen partnerships with other agencies, organisations and community groups to advocate and progress issues related to men’s health.
3.  Program Delivery
3.1. International Men’s Health Week.
3.2. Coordinate and conduct one major conference or seminar/workshop on men’s health and wellbeing related topics per year.
3.3. Conduct a minimum of ten men’s health information sessions per year
3.4. Conduct a minimum of 3 Pit Stop programs per year
4.  Evaluation
4.1. Evaluation of the overall services provided, including the impact of MAN activities and advocacy on service providers’ and partner agencies’ involvement/capacity to support men on health and well-being issues.

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Wungening's mission is to heal Aboriginal people's mind body and spirit.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Drugs & Alcohol,Health,Mental Health

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<p> Wungening seeks to provide culturally secure and holistic programs and strategies that inform, educate and address the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs and other substances on individuals, families and communities that strengthen the mind and body, and heal the spirit.</p> <p> In 1988 a group of forty local Aboriginal people met to discuss their concerns that mainstream services were not responding effectively to the needs of Aboriginal people in the area of alcohol and substance abuse. A decision was made to set up an Aboriginal service that catered more appropriately to Aboriginal needs. The service became known as the Noongar Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service Inc (NASAS) and was incorporated in 1989. By 1993 NASAS had purchased an office and program facility base in East Perth from where it conducted counselling, family intervention, community development, education and drug awareness programs and always in the context of “our people’s needs are our major priority”.</p> <p> The Board of Director made the decision to put forward a special resolution to the members in 2015 to consider a name “Wungening Aboriginal Corporation”.  This was endorsed by the Board and members.</p>

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