Within the ManKind Project if a young Man under the age of 18 wants to attend a group, it is necessary for him to be accompanied by his father or a guardian. In Australia we don’t run a specific program for young people (13-17), yet listed below are some organisations that offer various options, some including courses for parents.
The ManKind Project is not affiliated with any of these groups and we make no endorsement of their offer.

Outward Bound


Australia wide, 1800 267 999, 02 6235 5700

various Youth, Community, School, Family and Adult programs based on outdoor experience with physical activities, 2 to 26 day retreats, starting at $210

Veterans 4 Youth


SE-Queensland, 1300 874 034

9-17 years, also parenting programs, 8 and 10 day program, based on work of Dr Jeffery Schwartz, ~$5,000

Men of Business


Gold Coast QLD, 0451 988 491, info@menofbusiness.com.au

Mentoring program for socially disadvantaged youth.

Kokoda Youth Foundation


Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Brisbane, QLD/N-NSW, (07) 5539 4141

15-16 years, long term (12-14 months) mentoring and training.

The Making of Men


Mullumbimby, N-NSW, (02) 6698 6158, info@themakingofmen.com

Dr Arne Rubinstein, 7-11 and 14-17 years, father-son, father-daughter camps, 2 and 5-days, $620 and $2,650

Pathways Foundation


Narooma, NSW, 1300 850 766, admin@pathwaysfoundation.org.au

6-15 years, boys and girls, various camps, $300-$1,900

Get Real


Brisbane QLD, (07) 3388 1207, 0402 556 711, info@getrealinternational.com

4-19 years, various programs also for parents, $85-$995

Youth Insearch


Castle Hill, NSW – operating in NSW, VIC, QLD, (02) 9659 6122, admin@youthinsearch.org.au

Youth at risk 14-20 years, parent programs, workshops, groups, trainings, $140-$340 subsidised fees.

Uncle Project


Byron Bay, NSW, (02) 6680 8582, 0408 675 598, byron@uncle.org.au

6-12 years, mentoring program.



Brisbane, QLD, 07 3102 9565, sandy@traction.community

Training and mentoring. To help young people in need positively engage with their communities, discover their talents and create their own future.



Australia wide, (03) 9027 0100

National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. Four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

Please let us know on  info [at] mankindproject.org.au  if you know of other youth organisations that are not listed here.