Tāne Ora - Well Men: Wellbeing and Resilience in Men Workshop - Palmerston...

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Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

110 Fitzherbert Avenue

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui 4410

New Zealand

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Sad Blokes Workshop Series

Following a review of workshop content and feedback from participants’ evaluations, the Sad Blokes: Men, Depression and Suicide workshop that was delivered in 2017 has been divided into three one day workshops.

TāneOra – Well Blokes: Wellbeing and resilience and men

Sad Blokes: Supporting the Depressed Male

Turning the Tide: Men and Suicide

For those who attended the Sad Blokes workshop in 2017 and are wanting to attend the follow-up workshop should register for the Sad Blokes: Supporting the Depressed Male.


Book for all three workshops in the Sad Blokes series and get the third workshop free.

Tāne Ora: Well Blokes: Wellbeing and Resilience in Men

What is meant by wellbeing?
How do men define being a male today compared to men 100 years ago?
How has the changes in traditional gender roles, expectations and social and economic status impacted on men’s wellbeing?
Does contemporary notions of masculinity free men up to critique traditional gender roles?
How does culture, age, sexuality and ableness influence men’s understanding of what it means to be a man?
What are key messages for men that will contribute to positive mental wellbeing?

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 well whanau, well schools and workplaces, well communities, well economies and well society. And equally unwell men affect the wellbeing of whanau, communities and societies. Well men are an essential foundation for improving educational outcomes, workforce participation, health relationships, social participation as well as addressing social issues such as anti-social and criminal behaviour, substance misuse, bullying and violence, mental illness and suicide.

While there have been numerous initiatives aimed at promoting physical wellbeing in men, there have been, until recent years, very few campaigns promoting positive mental wellbeing in men. Evaluation of generic mental health and suicide prevention programs have shown that men often did not consider the programs were targeted towards them and that the messages had little relevance to men. This perception was, in part, influenced by stereotypical notions of stoic strong men who are resilient and self-sufficient, competent problem solvers and that their emotions are best kept to themselves.

Participants will analyse the impact that the changes in society’s expectations of men, their traditional roles and notions of masculinity over the past 50 years has had on men's mental wellbeing. The workshop will provide a rationale for why the intersection of gender, ethnicity, age and sexuality must be considered in any mental wellbeing program.

Update your knowledge about community strategies that utilise strength-based approaches and have been shown to be effective in improving men’s wellbeing as well as assisting them to navigate through times of distress and crisis. Using a social determinants framework and drawing on intersectional theory, participants will explore the cultural, social and economic factors that enhance or inhibit wellbeing.

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 program development and implementation

  • Key mental wellbeing messages for men

  • Collaborating for transformational change and collective impact

  • The Five Ways of Wellbeing from a male perspective

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

Barry returned to live back in New Zealand in 2017 having worked in suicide prevention and postvention at the local, national and international levels. He is known for his leadership and broad ranging work in suicide prevention and mental wellbeing.

He has worked in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention for thirty years and lead the first national response to youth suicide in New Zealand in the late 1980's.

He is a respected and sought after lecturer and commentator on the risk and protective factors that impact on wellbeing and suicidal risk. He has led and evaluated a diverse range of community and national suicide prevention and postvention programs, written guidelines and policies and sat on numerous government advisory committees. With his long-term interest in gendered responses to suicide and mental illness, he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for promoting wellbeing in men and finding solutions to reduce the suicide rates in men.

A Health Sociologist and Public Health practitioner, Barry has a long term interest in the social determinants of wellbeing. He has examined the impact of discrimination, internalised stigma, social exclusion or inclusion on mental wellbeing along with the role of human rights in suicide prevention.

He has been a recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship and in 2016 was awarded the NSW Mental Health Commissioner's Community Champion Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.


Maximum Number of Participants: 30
If workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist.

Minimum Number of Participants: 15
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 on the registration form if you have any particular dietary requirements. If you register after the 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 health and social service tertiary students

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible. Full refunds will be offered up to seven days before the date of the workshop. If you cancel less than seven before the workshop, you are able to transfer your registration to another person but no refund will be given.

To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending. DO NOT CANCEL THE REGISTRATION.

If you are not transferring the registration to another person then cancel the registration.

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

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