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Jane: “He tried to take his life last weekend”

Jane is a sister/aunt in her 40’s in QLD. “My brother was woken to being smashed in the face with a breadboard. It was his partner. Two weeks later, the police charged him with assault. He had to go to court. She drove him. When there, she went into a separate room saying she was …

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“Orgs supporting men languish for lack of support”

Australia’s suicide trend is on the increase. Where is the majority of that coming from? Ex-Senator David Leyonhjelm says family breakdown and on that point, we’d concur. He goes on to say: “Organisations that support men during episodes believed to predispose to suicide, such as relationship break-up, loss of children, false allegations of violence, unemployment …

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Nick: “I haven’t seen my children 10 years.”

Nick is a dad in his 60’s in VIC. “[We] married in 2005. I already had several properties and a business. She had one house. [In] 2009, she moved with the children, without telling me. At first, I had regular contact. There were no allegations of abuse. I was unexpectedly issued a DV intervention order. …

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DIDs (PBB) finalist in 2020 Australian Men’s Health Awards

PBB is now shortlisted as a finalist in the Australian Mens Health Awards through AMHF. Register with AMHF to attend the award ceremony and find out who wins. This relates to our Dads in Distress frontline support service and how it has managed to keep and increase support online, for vulnerable men through the COVID19 …

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Dads in Distress (PBB) wins AMHF national award for its Virtual Veranda

From the Australian Men’s Health Forum website: “The Significant Response to COVID-19 champions any individual, group or program that has responded effectively to the impact of COVID-19 on the lives and health of men and boys. Dads In Distress support groups began life on a verandah in Coffs Harbour. Now run by Parents Beyond Breakup (PBB), …

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Australia has a suicide problem (ABC)

Interesting article on ABC this morning. Yes, Australia has a suicide issue. We know, because we’re at the front line dealing with it. Here’s an insight not covered. We know who does it. We know how they do it. We’re not so good at understanding why, or what to do about it. Not knowing (or …

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The DIDs ‘Dad Survey’ and 55 book give away

Click here to take the survey We’re running a quick ‘dad’ survey ahead of Fathers Day. It’s specifically for and about separated dads.  It’s short, it only takes a few moments to complete and, if helping us to keep more dads alive doesn’t do it for you, the 55 books we’re giving away in a …

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