Being A Man - Men’s Mental Health Forum

10 October 2018 | 09:30AM to 03:00PM

Jake Edwards

What does it mean to be a man in today’s world and how can we improve men’s mental health?

Join in the conversation on World Mental Health Day.

Wednesday 10 October 2018
10am - 3pm
9.30am - registration and refreshments
Central Reserve Sporting Pavilion
Glen Waverley

FREE event.

Presented by Monash Men's Shed.

RSVP: by Wednesday 3 October 2018 (RSVP is required for catering).

Contact: 9561 8557 or



  • 9.30am - Registration
  • 10.00am - Jake Edwards (Keynote Speaker)
  • 11.30am - Simon Rice (Keynote Speaker)
  • 12.30pm - Lunch and networking
  • 1.15pm - Promoting positive mental health for men and panel discussion
  • 3.00pm - Close

Keynote Speakers

Fourth generation AFL player Jake Edwards says one of the highlights of his life was running out onto the MCG in front of 80,000 people. His lowest point was facing himself in the bathroom mirror, contemplating how to end his own life. Jake Edwards was diagnosed with depression at age 19 and as an elite sportsman, he coped the best way he could. But when the spotlight faded, and the Carlton jersey came off, Edwards felt an enormous loss of identity. Since then, Jake has successfully worked with many companies varying from Lifeline, Beyond Blue and AFLPA over the last 5 years and along the way established a name for his passion, education and innovation in the mental health industry.

Dr Simon Rice is a Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist. He leads Orygen’s young men’s mental health research stream where he is developing new ways to engage and support young men experiencing mental ill-health. He has broad research interests stemming from his clinical and consulting work across the youth mental health and elite sports sectors. Simon is regularly invited to speak internationally. He leads a number of international collaborative research projects and is a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Elite Athlete Mental Health Consensus Group. Simon was awarded the Australian Psychological Society’s prestigious Early Career Research Award in 2016, and in 2015 received the Early Career Scholar Award from the Society for Mental Health Research.

Date & Time

10 October 2018 | 09:30AM to 03:00PM


Monash Men's Shed

9561 8557


Central Reserve Pavilion, 690 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley 3150 View Map

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