Glenn Hodgson

Glenn has been employed as a Men’s Program Coordinator in Logan, QLD since 2012. Through his role at The Family Place, he runs a Dads’ Playgroup on Saturdays, a suicide prevention group for separated dads on Thursday nights called Dads in Distress, parenting programs for mums and dads including Circle of Security and 123 Magic, and is the founder and chair of the Logan Men’s Health Network. The Network consists of local community services and businesses interested in collaborating to deliver more male-inclusive services, developing new programs to support men, and supporting existing initiatives. The group has so far coordinated activities such as the 'Black Dog Walk' to raise awareness about men’s mental health, a Men’s Health Expo to connect men with health providers and health information, the inaugural Dad Joke Comedy Night a fun night out to celebrate dads’ unique contribution to their families, and developed a directory of local male specific groups and support services with support from the local council. Glenn has been instrumental in delivering training to organisations on the unique value men have for families and communities in order to upskill workers to be more inclusive of men. Into the future Glenn is working on strengthening the connection between workplaces and support services to make it easier for blokes to reach out for support. He also is working with local providers and finding new programs to diversify how Domestic Violence is dealt with ways that are more likely to engage men.

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