Marcus Mission men's suicide prevention

 

Marcus Mission
It takes a community to reduce the risk of suicide. Marcus Mission is a suicide prevention program that's all about men supporting men across South East Queensland. Attend a suicide prevention resilience workshop, become a volunteer mentor, or receive support from our trained volunteer mentor network. 
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See all upcoming workshops in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Kingaroy and Ipswich on our Events page.

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Men supporting men

Marcus Mission aims to reduce the risk of suicide for men in Queensland. The initiative was established by Wesley Mission Queensland in 2018, after being approached by, and with support from, family and community who lost a man to suicide.

To achieve a reduction in the number of young men attempting to take their life or dying by suicide, Wesley Mission Queensland and those involved in Marcus Mission offer support to build the skills, knowledge, and connections of men as well as their families, friends, and communities. We do this in three ways:

  • Volunteer MENtor networks
  • Resilience building workshops
  • Suicide prevention training

Do you need the support of a trained volunteer mentor?

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No cost to you

There is no out of pocket cost for this program. Marcus Mission relies on the generous donations of people like you. Please consider donating and helping men in need. 

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Support for men experiencing stress

 

Our volunteer mentors are everyday blokes who want to make a difference in the lives of others. Some of our mentors have life experiences such as relationship challenges, periods of health or financial stress, mental health concerns or suicidal experiences, but are now in a good place to give back and support other men. 

Through our volunteer MENtor networks, trained volunteer mentors connect with men experiencing situational distress, such as issues with relationships, work or money.

They meet face-to-face for up to two hours a week for twelve months to build connections, enhance their strengths and develop practical strategies to move forward.

Get in touch if you think you would benefit from connecting with one of our mentors. 
 

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Become a mentor

Do you have something to offer other men? We have volunteer positions available for Mentors and Mentor Area Coordinators. (Link opens in new window).

Become a mentor

Remembering Marcus

Bundaberg man Marcus Roberts was 23 when he took his own life in 2014 while battling with depression.

In their grief, Marcus’ family was determined to change the statistics around men dying by suicide and approached Wesley Mission Queensland with their whole-of-community idea to offer support to men. Marcus Mission helps other men, with the same care and kindness that Marcus showed to others.

Marcus Mission relies on the generous donations of people like you. Please consider donating to this program and helping men in need.

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Getting started

Learn skills

Help yourself and your mates.

We run resilience building workshops with a social component across South East Queensland. Come for a chat (and often a free BBQ!) and to learn some skills to cope with life's challenges. 

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Are you a service provider?

Informal and genuine connections are at the essence of Marcus Mission MENtoring. 

Give us a call to have a chat when you are with the man being referred, to help the man feel more at ease. 

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Service provider referral form

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This is not a crisis service

If you or a loved one are in crisis, please call:

 Lifeline on 13 11 14, the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467, or Men's Line on 1800 041 612.

It takes a community to reduce the risk of suicide

Marcus Mission is seeking motivated, community-minded people to support this initiative. Attend a workshop, become a mentor or consider making a donation today. Call us on 0419 750 607 or contact us online.

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