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Nurturing Young Minds

Edited by Dr Ramesh Manocha & Gyongyi Horvath
To read the full chapter go to Volume 2, chapter 24, pp. 362-373.


Melissa Abu-Gazaleh

CEO, Top Blokes Foundation

Melissa Abu-Gazaleh is the 2016 New South Wales Young Australian of the Year and CEO of the Top Blokes Foundation, a boy’s mental health and wellbeing organisation that has delivered social education programs to over 10 000 young men across Australia.


This chapter will examine how social and cultural circumstances impact young men’s mental health and wellbeing.

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