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We thank Foundation 49: Men’s Health for awarding Dads on the Air a 2015 community grant.
We are grateful for their support as part of our ongoing work towards men’s health and wellbeing.
December 3: International Day of People with Disability
Robert Hoge was born with a tumour in the middle of his face, and legs that weren’t much use. There wasn’t another baby like him in the whole of Australia. But the rest of his life wasn’t so unusual: he had a mum and a dad, brothers and sisters, friends at school and in his street. He had childhood scrapes and days at the beach; fights with his family and trouble with his teachers. UGLY is the true story of how an extraordinary boy grew up to have an ordinary life, and how that became his greatest achievement of all.
December 10: The Making of Men
Will your son be passionate, inspired and excited about his future or will he shut down, become angry and be at risk of becoming depressed? Join Dr Arne Rubinstein in conversation as he talks about his book ‘The Making of Men’ and how to help your son become the happy, responsible and sensitive young man you know he can be.
Dr Arne is an expert on adolescent development, with 30 years’ experience as a doctor, counsellor, mentor, speaker and workshop facilitator.
December 17: MATES in Construction
Suicide in the Australian construction industry is costing $1.57 billion dollars each year, almost 98 per cent of which is born by government.
Construction workers are 6 times more likely to die from suicide than from an accident at work. Each year suicide claims169 construction workers so investing in workers’ mental health is just as important as investing in their physical safety.
Carolyn Kelso from MATES in Construction NSW joins us to talk about the latest research.
December 24: Flesh Wounds
Richard Glover’s most recent book is “Flesh Wounds - a comic romp for anyone whose family was not what they ordered.” It’s been described by the British writer Jeanette Winterson as “Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful” and by The Australian as “a breathtaking accomplishment in style and empathy”. Join us as Richard talks about his latest book and entertains us with stories of his extraordinary family.
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Dads on the Air radio program is now being distributed by the Community Radio Network to its 170 member Community Radio Stations around Australia.
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