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ABOUT US

| The brief. |

Man Up Tasmania (MUT), is a Men’s Mental Health organisation initially based on the North West Coast of Tasmania. With the vision of expanding state-wide
MUT is about shifting culture, perception and understanding of Mental Health with a specific focus on the needs of Men.

To achieve this, MUT’s first major project is the development of a volunteer peer support network that will be present at local events and activities that are more predominately attended by men, being at places where Men want to be, with a focus on;

  • Advocating for mental health well-being, with a specific focus on Men’s mental health.

  • Being present as "Well informed mates", having the ability to identify and refer men to the RIGHT services.

  • Providing, BASIC mental health support that is tailored to specifically men's needs.

| Our Vision & how we aim to achieve it. |

Our Vision is that, by the year 2030 we can see, feel and report on a positive shift in culture and perception of Men's Mental Wellbeing across all of Tasmania.

We aim to achieve this vision by;

  • Having a physical presence at most events, activities, communities where specifically men tend to gather. ie: - automotive events (car shows, hill climbs, track days, moto X etc.), male dominated sporting events (football, cricket, rugby etc), male dominated recreational events (Mountain biking, water sports, fishing etc.)

  • Providing free accessible support to men when they need it. ie: - MUTs' Mates / MUTs' Pups programs

  • Building positive connections with other services with an aim to build a more connected community of Men’s Mental Health support services.

  • A volunteer network helping alleviate the reliance on funded mental health services for men.

  • Continual training for membership in four focus areas

  • Creating a community of "well informed mates" 

| Our values |

Integrity

  • We act in a way that reflects our personal, moral and ethical principles.

  • We do what is right even if it creates more challenges.

  • We stand by our values no matter the outcomes

"Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect."Thomas S. Monson

Bold & Courageous

  • We dare to be bold & courageous

  • We always look forward and dream big.

  • We challenge the old and we challenge the new.

  • We walk the path others are afraid to.

“Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.” - Anthony Storr

Approachable

  • We understand that although our work is serious in its nature, we try to remain “not so formal” in our approach.

  • We speak in way that everyone can understand

  • We aim to remain relatable.

  • We listen

Passionate

  • We believe in our cause whole heartedly and,

  • We place all our chips on the table and go all-in..

"Passion is Energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." - Oprah

Collaborative

  • We work together with others to reach our goals

  • We find ways to lift the work of others

  • We share our resources

  • We understand that we can’t do it all

     

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” - Ryunosuke Satoro