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June 2: Hunter Valley Men’s Crisis Support
Philip Penfold was born and raised in Maitland NSW. When he spent 18 months in the USA he witnessed first-hand how community minded the Americans were and it inspired him to do something for his own hometown. Philip did not have to look too far before he realised that homeless men in the Hunter region desperately needed someone to care. This led to the establishment in 2011 of Hunter Valley Men’s Crisis Support which provides assistance to homeless men in Maitland/Lower Hunter.
June 9: Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family
Anne-Marie Slaughter left her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to return to an academic career to have more time with her family. The reactions to her choice led her to question the feminist narrative she grew up with. Now in her refreshing and forthright voice Anne-Marie shares her vision for what true equality between men and women really means. She uncovers the missing piece of the puzzle, presenting a new focus that can provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive.
June 16: Men’s Health Week 2016
Male life expectancy in Australia is 4.6 years less than for females and the gap has only widened since 1900. In remote areas it is even 4 years lower and for Aboriginal males it is a full 6 years less than for Aboriginal females. But male health extends beyond the purely biological aspects and encompasses a range of issues affecting the health and wellbeing of men and boys.
Are poor health outcomes for men simply a result of ‘men behaving badly’? Today we explore the issues with Dr Gary Misan on the changes since the introduction of our first Men’s Health Policy in 2010, societal and cultural expectations, the vital role of Men’s Sheds and the need for male-friendly services.
June 23: Reflective Parenting
Dr Alistair Cooper joins us from London to talk about how to make a positive impact on your relationship with your child, starting from the development of the baby’s first relationship with you as parents, to how you can be more reflective in relationships with toddlers, children and young people. He talks from a dad’s perspective drawing on content from his co-authored book Reflective Parenting with practical strategies for everyday interactions to help your child achieve their full potential.
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