Creating authentic, motivated and connected young men

+M: Introducing Positive Masculinity

Dr Ray Swann

Dr Kylie King
Dr Simon Rice

Dr Matt Englar-Carlson
Dr Judy Chu

When: Monday 9 August
Time: 7.00pm
Where: Online


There has been a lot of talk about toxic masculinity but there needs to be a conversation about its opposite: Positive Masculinity and how we help boys to learn healthy behaviours early and develop into good men.

This raises questions: What does it mean to be a good man? Can it be taught? And, if it can, whose job is it to do this? Join Dr Ray Swann and a panel of experts in boys’ education in this introductory webinar as they look at how parents and teachers can work together to start the conversation.

The Webinar:

Everyone’s talking about positive masculinity

Hear from world leaders in boys’ education as they explore key aspects of positive masculinity, how it applies to your son and how, as parents, we can help him to be set up with the right ‘tools’ to be the best version of himself? In a changing world, intervention is needed to encourage boys to embody healthy expressions and identities of masculinity. You will be provided with a ground-breaking model in Positive Masculinity (+M) developed at Brighton Grammar together with Orygen: The Centre for Youth Mental Health (University of Melbourne).

The +M Model

The panel explores in more depth the three components of the +M model: Authenticity, Motivation and Connectedness. We will provide you with key takeaway messages and strategies that you can use in your home. Learn about the power of building and setting routines, ways to redirect your son’s negative emotions (such as anger), as well as teaching him about rules and why establishing boundaries create security for us all.

Ready to learn more? Join us for our first webinar on Monday 9th August. 

Our Partners

We’ve partnered with global leaders in youth mental health research with a shared vision to ensure good mental health in young people.   

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