Exploring positive masculinity, emotional management and responsible decision making
MEN2B draws upon the research from THE MAN BOX study, a Jesuit Social Services initiative which explores attitudes to manhood and the behaviours of young Australian men aged 18 to 30.Using a strength-based approach, the program aims to empower young men to explore the pressures and conditioning placed upon them and to identify, connect with and define their own character strengths and potential.
MEN2B is about self-reflection and behavioural change. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking strategies to challenge gender norms, skills to effective communication, emotional management, consent, forming healthy relationships and responsible decision making.
How MEN2B works
While this content can be challenging to navigate with young people, MEN2B employs aspects of Narrative Therapy to help elicit learning outcomes. Utilising practical activities, open discussions and reflective practicesMEN2B aims to shift the emphasis away from the young person towards positive solutions to challenging situations.