THE PROGAM

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is the statistics around male suicide and mental health are at an all-time high and the existing support for men is outdated and behind the time.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

INTO THE WILD

The Into The Wild experience is 5-days of stepping out of your current environment. Slow down and absorb the power of nature and its ability to sooth your internal challenges. Enjoy the simplicity of Saltwater and your existence in it. Reconnect with your masculinity as we hunt, gather, adventure with shark fishing, spear fishing, ocean swimming, building fire, living with animals.

Online support platform

A subscription to our 24/7 phone App provides a space for clients too vent, share and receive support from the Hard Cuddles mentors. Gain perspective or guidance from others who know what it’s like to hit a bump in the road. No appointments required, you can feel the support of our team from the privacy of your own home or at work. Feeling connection and supported at anytime of day.

MENTORING

Our team connects with our people through empathy, compassion and lived experience. One on one sessions, group therapy, family therapy. Someone to walk with you, sharing life’s load because it’s much easier to go into uncomfortable places with someone who’s got your back and you know has been there themselves. We knuckle down on emotions, addictions, or general well-being.

magician package

Completed over 5-weeks:

  • 5 x 1.5 hour one on one mentoring sessions

  • 1 x 4 hour outdoor therapy session

  • 1 x Hard Cuddles creative journal

  • 1 x Copy of Re-connect

  • 1 x Hard Cuddles t-shirt on completion

warrior package

Completed over 6 - months: payment plan available

  • 20 x 1.5 hour one on one mentoring sessions

  • 1 x 4 hour outdoor therapy session

  • 1 x Into the Wild Retreat

  • 1 x Hard Cuddles creative journal

  • 1 x Copy of Re-connect

  • Unlimited access to the Hard Cuddles Online Support Platform via the App

  • 1 x Hard Cuddles hoodie + t-shirt on completion

mana package

Completed over 12 - months: payment plan available

  • 40 x 1.5 hour one on one mentoring sessions

  • 1 x 4 hour outdoor therapy session

  • 1 x session with our: acupuncturist, energy healer, kinesiologist, naturopath, boxing coach

  • 1 x Into the Wild Retreat

  • 1 x Hard Cuddles creative journal

  • 1 x Copy of Re-connect

  • Unlimited access to the Hard Cuddles Online Support Platform via the App

  • 1 x Hard Cuddles hoodie + t-shirt on completion

HARD CUDDLES - THE BOOK

A graphic, authentic and often humorous autobiography of a young man’s journey into Melbourne’s underworld and nightclub scene in recent past. The “Hammer” was determined to carve out a career in a world of treachery, and intimidation.

This story gives the reader a rare insight into addiction, the dark art of violence and ego in the world of a drug dealer, debt collector and stand over man in Melbourne’s under-world scene.

An embracing family background and unwavering ability to believe he was destined for redemption allowed “The Hammer” to claw his way back from the darkness and use his hard-earned experience to assist men to break the cycle of addiction and crime to re-discover their own power and spirit.

“Nice work mate! Proud of you and glad to call you my friend.”

-Trevor Hendy AM

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