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What Men Really Think About… The Black Dog


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Men and women both suffer depression, but men experience it differently. They’re less likely to acknowledge it and more likely to seek comfort at the bottom of a beer glass, or other unhelpful places.

In ‘What Men Really Think About…’, we slide behind the stereotypes to take an honest look at the issues men face in contemporary Australia. Hosted by Kim Farrant, this edition features guests Russell Robertson, Ian Jones and Nicholas Brien.


Nicholas Brien

Nicholas Brien is an Australian actor based in Melbourne. He has spent the majority of his spare time travelling and working around the world. For three years, he worked as an environmental engineer in Sydney and returned to the Australian arts industry in 2009. Since then he has been training at 16... Read more

Kim Farrant

Kim Farrant writes and directs drama, documentaries and commercials for film and TV. Kim’s work has screened and sold all over the world. Her credits include the TV drama series Rush, as well as the documentaries Naked on the Inside, The Secret Side of Me and Out of the Saddle. She is renowned for... Read more

Russell Robertson

Russell Robertson was drafted to the Melbourne Football Club from Tasmania’s under 18s after recruiters saw him featured in a home video on The Footy Show’s ‘Almost Football Legends’. Since then, he’s enjoyed a successful AFL and television career, performed music with Olivia Newton-John a... Read more

Ian Jones

Ian Jones is a Project Manager in the RMIT Social Enterprise Group, working with and mentoring students to develop social and environmental enterprises as part of the RMIT SEEDS accelerator program. He is a founding member of the Melbourne Development Circle and Executive Director of the Agile Devel... Read more


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