Stories of change ~ Canberra Men's Centre

HAC Foundation support

Watch an interview with Greg Aldridge about the program and why it's so important.

About the Organisation

Men supported by Canberra Men’s Centre come with a diverse range of needs, ranging from separation, parenting and family matters, social isolation and depression through to more challenging issues related to mental health issues, drug and alcohol use, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, and homelessness.

Our current range of services include:

  • Counselling
  • Men’s groups
  • Outreach support
  • Case management
  • Information and Referral
  • Supported Accommodation

In the process of meeting with and supporting men through these services, we are constantly reminded that men living in Canberra and the region have need for a range of resources which are beyond the scope and capacity of our current programs and of those to be found in the wider community.

Some of these we have identified as having high priority in planning new areas of activity for CMC:

  • developing specialist services for men living with complex needs, e.g. having high level medical and mental health issues
  • advanced skills development for staff and sound research to help our organisation improve its capacity to provide high standards of service to men being supported by our programs
  • building a community support program for men who are socially isolated

Additional counseling with capacity for community activities: home visiting, on-site support for prisoners in the AMC, capacity for incidental financial support e.g. emergency travel, food, medication and clothing

Imagine what's possible with more support