For nearly twenty years, Menslink has supported young men in Canberra affected by family violence. However the issue is getting worse. Patterns of violent behaviour are being entrenched without early intervention. Research and data show there are many root causes for violence and not one operates in isolation.
Martin Fisk has led Menslink's efforts to support young men through difficult times (like violence and mental health issues) for nearly ten years.
A strong advocate of strengths-based approaches, Martin designed the award-winning Silence is Deadly campaign in 2012 which now reaches over ten thousand male students each year, encouraging them to seek help rather than self-harm or harm against others.
Tune into episode 6 as Martin discusses the importance of working with young men and boys, and encouraging getting support rather than resorting to shaming approaches.