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Tāne Ora - Well Men: Wellbeing and Resilience in Men Workshop - Nelson

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Hotel Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments

6 Point Road

Nelson, Nelson 7011

New Zealand

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Sad Blokes Workshop Series

What needs to be done to reduce the high rates of depression and suicide in men? It's time to take depression and suicide in men out of the to hard basket. Be part of the solution.

TaylorMade Training offers in a two workshop series a comprehensive training package on depression and suicide in men.

Workshop 1: Tāne Ora – Well Blokes: Wellbeing and resilience and men

Workshop 2: Turning the Tide: Men, Depression and Suicide


While each workshop is stand alone, particpants will benefit from attending both workshops. Register for both workshops in the Sad Blokes series and receive a 20% discount. To qualify you must register by 31 May 2018.

Target Audience

This workshop is suitable for clinical and non-clinical workers. Research shows that the workers in non-health setting are more likely to engage with suicidal men. For this reason, having 'first point of call' workers who are confident and competent in responding to the distressed or suicidal male has proven highly effective. Workers from a wide range of sectors are encouraged to attend.

What others have said about these workshops.

"Most informative workshop I have attended"

"Should be compulsory for anyone working with men"

"Describes every young man I see at school"

"Inclusive of different cultures"

"World class training"

"Greater insight into depressed and suicidal men"

Tāne Ora: Well Blokes: Wellbeing and Resilience in Men

Well men matter. It matters that men are able to optimise their wellbeing. It matters that men are over-represented in poor mental health and suicide statistics. Well men contribute to a well society. And equally unwell men affect the wellbeing of the society.

Until recent years, there have been very few initiatives promoting positive mental wellbeing in men. Evidence shows that men often do not consider that generic programs are targeted towards them and therefore do not believe that the messages are relevant to men. This perception has, in part, been influenced by stereotypical notions of staunch man who is strong, resilient and self-sufficient.

In this workshop participants will analyse how society’s expectations of men, and their traditional roles and notions of masculinity have chnaged over the past 50 years and how this has impacted on men's mental wellbeing. This underscores the rationale for why factors such as gender, ethnicity, age and sexuality must be considered in developing any mental wellbeing program.

This workshop will update your knowledge about strength-based community strategies that have been shown to be effective in improving men’s wellbeing and assisting men to navigate through times of distress and crisis.

Topics covered include:

  • Definitions of wellbeing

  • The changing notions of masculinity and what does it mean to be a man in 2018

  • Reclaiming, reframing and renaming social and functional roles of men.

  • A holistic approach to conceptualising men’s wellbeing

  • A vision for men’s wellbeing

  • Men’s wellbeing outcomes that should inform programme development and implementation

  • Key mental wellbeing messages for men

  • Collaborating for transformational change and collective impact

  • Adapting The Five Ways of Wellbeing messaging for a male audience

An opportunity for a day of learning with internationally respected suicidologist, Barry Taylor

Barry has proven leadership over 30 years at local, national and international levels in using community initiatives and strength-based approaches to improve individual and community wellbeing. His work has strongly focussed on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention including leadership of New Zealand’s first national response to youth suicide in the late 1980s.

Barry has lectured and mentored programmes, both nationally and internationally, and been appointed to numerous government advisory committees on mental wellebing promotion and suicide prevention. In 2016 he was awarded the NSW Mental Health Commissioner's Community Champion Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.

As a Health Sociologist and Public Health practitioner, Barry has a long-term interest in the social determinants of wellbeing, especially the role of gender and he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for promoting wellbeing in men.

Barry has extensive experience in suicide postvention. He has guided numerous communities, schools, universities, workplaces and mental health organisations through the aftermath of a suicide as well as providing support to those bereaved by suicide. He is a member of the Clusters and Contagion in Suicidal Behaviour and the Suicide Postvention and Bereavement Special Interest Groups of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

He has advised government on effective postvention strategies and provided guidance for schools in both New Zealand and Australia. In 1990 he wrote the first postvention guidelines for New Zealand schools, In a Time of Crisis. In 2007 he developed the Wellington Regional Postvention Response, a whole of community response aimed at preventing suicide contagion and ensuring appropriate support to the bereaved.

He received a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 1990.

After a number of years primarily based in Australia, Barry has recently returned to New Zealand and looks forward to continuing his work in a New Zealand setting.


Minimum Number of Participants: 15. Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Places in each workshop are limited. If the workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist. TaylorMade Training and Consulting reserve the right to cancel the workshop if there are not the minimum number of registrations. If cancelled a full refund will be given.

This workshop is fully catered. Please indicate in the registration process if you have any particular dietary requirements. If you register after the registration closing date, while every effort will be made, your dietarty requirements may not be able to be catered.

There is a limited number of partial and full scholarships for those wishing to attend the workshops. Scholarships are available for mental health consumers, carers, volunteers and tertiary students in health, social service and disability related courses.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Single workshop:

If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible.

Cancellation up to five working days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
Full Refund less $25 admin fee

Cancellation within five working days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
No refund but registration can be transferred to another person

No show on the day of workshop: No refund

To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending.

Workshop Series:
Cancellation up to five working days prior to the Tāne Ora – Well Blokes workshop:
Full refund less $75 admin fee.

Cancellation up to five working days prior to the Tāne Ora – Well Blokes workshop:
No refund but registration can be transferred to another person

After the Tāne Ora – Well Blokes workshop:
No refund or transfer of registration.

Organiser Contact Details
Barry Taylor
Principal Consultant
TaylorMade Training and Consulting
Mobile: 021 644 955
Office: 04 905 6145

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Hotel Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments

6 Point Road

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