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Ten year US study links divorce and male suicide

This ten year study, published in 2000, Kposowa AJ Marital status and suicide in the National Longitudinal Mortality Study Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2000;54:254-261. …concludes that “Marital status, especially divorce, has strong net effect on mortality from suicide, but only among men.” For the entire sample, higher risks of suicide were found in […]

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Why are men’s voices and services ignored in the new men’s health policy?

Separated Dads Left Out of Men’s Health Strategy The health sector should acknowledge the needs of separated dads, writes CEO of Parents Beyond Breakup, Pete Nicholls. Fatherhood is one of the key life experiences that shapes men’s health. In general, being a dad is good for our health, but being a “dad in distress” can […]

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PBB launch in Tasmania this week

We’re launching in Tasmania this week and we need you! It’s been on the cards for a while but we’re here now and launching in Tasmania. We’re in Tasmania this week meeting with potential volunteers, assessing meeting venues and tying up with local referral pathways. The intent is that we get several groups up and […]

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Moving PBB’s head office

After 19 years of operating a head office from Coffs Harbour (NSW), we’ve finally made the move and officially relocated to central Sydney. Our Coffs Harbour office and weekly support group remains open and operating as usual but will no longer be our head office for the purposes of external communications and business meetings. Our […]

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2018 AGM

It’s that time of year and our 2018 AGM is approaching. We will publish details of the  AGM to all financial members nearer the time. Applications for financial membership close at the end  of saturday 13th October 2018. Membership continues to be only $5 and covers membership until the end of the 2018-19 financial year. Apply […]

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Family Law Reform Inquiry: PBB’s Positioning Paper May 2018

The current Family Law Reform Inquiry has its first submission deadline looming this next week, 7th May. PBB is working with others to present a policy positioning document that outlines our views and suggestions to the inquiry; specifically, our views concerning separated and involved fatherhood. Click to view / download: PBB Position Statement on Separated […]

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PBB helps address Scottish male suicide

Link to original BBC news website article Quote: An Australian suicide prevention charity is to share ideas with a north east of Scotland awareness group after learning of its efforts to help men going through a relationship break-up. Choose Life found men accounted for about 80% of people taking their own life in Aberdeen and […]

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First, change yourself

Professor Jordan Peterson outlines a philosophy that we’ve learned makes all the difference at Dads in Distress and Mums in Distress. At first, this lesson can be extremely hard to accept, not least if you’ve largely ben the victim of injustice. However, on reflection, its rare that there’s not something else we could or should […]

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