The Banksia Project with the support of Medibank, is now delighted to be launching additional Growth Rooms in Sydney. These programs have been designed to improve men’s mental health.
Once a month a group of blokes meet up and discuss their challenges in a completely safe, non-judgemental environment. Through the process the guys will support each other, form lasting friendships and learn practical tools to improve their health and wellbeing. Growth Rooms run for approx 2 hours, once a month and are held after 5pm in varying locations around Sydney.
Our Growth Rooms are run by local men who want to support their mates and give back to the community. The Banksia Project will take community “champions” (Growth Room Facilitators) through a free two-day course to train and equip them to facilitate these rooms. Local men supporting local men. The Banksia Project will also always ensure there is professional support on hand with all programs, content and training prepared by health professionals.
Men in the community have two options:
• Register to become a facilitator – Training 9am – 5pm, 23rd or 24th February – 333 George St, Sydney
• Register to become a participant – Attend a meeting once a month and be proactive about managing your mental health. Launching in March
“It’s a bunch of guys just chatting, no different to the pub, footy fields or work – except it’s a much safer space to share more deeply” – Current Growth Room Participant