Certificate Course in Male Health Promotion

23 May 2016

The ENGAGING MEN Certificate Course in Male Health Promotion will equip allied health, human service, education, community workers and industry professionals with knowledge and skills to work more effectively with males, with the aim of improving the health, psychological, educational and social outcomes for them. The course acknowledges and recognises the challenges that men and boys face in today’s world of rapid change and changing social responsibilities and, provides a space for the men and women who work with men and boys to develop health promotion strategies that are male friendly and effective. No previous experience or knowledge is required — only a willingness to learn, explore and grow. ENGAGING MEN combines evidence-based theory and practice with a focus on developing individual awareness, knowledge and interpersonal and group skills.

Registrations are now open for Melbourne

Early bird rate extended to May 16 - Don't miss out!

Date: 23–27 May 2016
Venue: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Level 7, 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne (next to the Alfred Hospital)

What will this course cover?

  1. An introduction to holistic health model | overview of male health & wellbeing issues | social determinants of health.
  2. The HEALTH model | history of male health work in Australia | effective ways of working with men and boys.
  3. Male psychology |Interpersonal communication skills | how men deal with difficult emotions.
  4. Building, enhancing and maintaining relationships with others. Breaking down social isolation.
  5. Mediation, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion — theory and skills development.
  6. Working with men in groups. Starting, maintaining and ending groups. Developing effective group leadership.
  7. Goal setting | Happiness building | Empowerment — individual goal setting strategies.
  8. Helping men to find meaning and purpose in life | Enhancing strengths-based approaches.
  9. Participants self-guided project presentations.
  10. Specialised areas of study as decided pre-commencement of course by each training group.

All modules are presented in a half-day format with lots of interactive small group work and time for discussion and reflection.

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