4 days of workshops and man sheds have left a lasting impression on teenage boys and their fathers in the Wagga area. Facilitators Tom Bell and Ryder Jack took 14 schools through the Tomorrow Man process. Through the disruption and re-invention of old-school male stereotypes the boys facilitated honest and authentic conversations with the students.
One of the key pillars Gotcha4Life invests in is Life Line Scholarship Program to target at risk males. Gotcha4Life fund the out of pocket costs for males undergoing training to volunteer as a Lifeline Crisis Supporter. Tom White was the first applicant to be selected to undertake the intensive Lifeline training and we recently met to discuss his journey.
At Gotcha4Life we are all about having your ‘Gotcha Place’.
October is mental health month and we are encouraging all males to make the time to check in with their mate(s) and have a
Meaningful weekend. Get planning now – for some action. Studies show that all males need to have a place where they can be with their
Mates and have that time to check in and talk about how they feel. How things are going in their lives, with no judgement and raw honesty.
Males can find that deep friendships and personal connections weaken over time. With each stage in a man’s life, finding good mates can become
Less likely and tougher to maintain. So do as we say, call your mates, arrange the place and go have a great Gotcha Weekend. We would love to see and
Hear about it, so make sure you comment on this post or add your Gotcha Weekend to our socials and hashtag #gotchaplace #gotchaweekend #gotchamate #gotcha4life
The royal visit in October of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the Invictus Games was a platform for mental health awareness and another step towards bringing the walls down on the stigma connected to this illness.
At Gotcha4Life we are all about ‘Taking Action’ on men’s mental health. We want to know what action are you doing this month. We have interviewed a few guys to see what’s on their radar..
Two great guys ran the Blackmore’s Sydney running festival with Gotcha4Life as their charity to donate to. When I asked them why Gotcha4Life - they responded with : “We love the idea of having a mate which is your gotcha mate, we love the work that Gotcha4Life does and we are ourselves young men and have seen first hand the impact that a lack of conversation and a lack of communication between young men in crisis can have.”
“It’s Not Soft To Ask For Help.
The Most Courageous Thing I Ever Did Was To Get Help.
RE-INVENTING MASCULINITY ….through the disruption and re-invention of old school male stereotypes. Tomorrow man workshops explore how we can look after ourselves, our mates and families better while carving out their own version of the Aussie Man.
Gotcha4Life wants all aussie males in Australia to take action, check in, start the emotional even confronting conservation with their country mates and let them know they are there for them no matter what the circumstance.
WRITTEN BY STEVE & GUS WORLAND
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