At Hard Cuddles we provide a unique and innovative peer support program to assist males with the emotional challenges we are now facing. Providing a combination of mentoring and outdoor therapy. We look holistically at the emotional side of what it is like, to be a man in today’s society. For a long time we have been encouraged to man up and suppress the feelings that are plaguing us. What we have learned, is the statistics around male suicide and mental health are at an all-time high and the existing support for men is outdated and behind the time.
The Hard Cuddles team harnesses our lived experiences, stories and processes to facilitate the full circle presentation. A workshop designed to navigate emotional well-being, self-worth culture and leadership. Connecting with various organisations across the country, our focus is on prevention and understanding. We believe that everyone has their own unique story and it’s in the communities best interest to create an open environment that allows males the support and platform to explain that story and address our challenges.
“I love to use the word courage and strength when talking about men. For too long these words have been associated with bravado and being macho, courage and strength have nothing to do with either of these words.” - James Harding
“Its not until you stop….and take notice do you start to reach for the upper echelon, not of wealth, but of humanity…” - Kate Harding