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Simon Santosha

Mental Health Social Worker, QLD

Simon Santosha is the Managing Director of Men & Family Counselling and Consultancy on the Gold Coast. He is an accredited mental health social worker and counsellor with more than 17 years’ experience working with men, women and families. He specializes in engaging and working with men and families who are dealing with relationship issues, separation, divorce, anger management and co-parenting. Simon is also a registered provider for Medicare’s ‘Better Access Initiative’ and ‘Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program.

Capacity building approaches are core principles underpinning Simon’s approach to working with men and families and his training and development workshops. He is passionate about helping men, women, couples and families develop the skills to establish and maintain healthy relationships, recognize their emotional triggers and regulate their emotions more effectively.

Simon’s ability to inspire and motivate people to think differently, challenge their thoughts and behaviours and encourage debate has made him a popular presenter and group facilitator on men and family relationship issues. He has delivered professional development training to a range of government, private sector and community welfare agencies throughout Australia. He recently appeared on ABC’s Q&A program as a panellist and is often a spokesperson for men and family relationship issues in the media. He is currently a board member of the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF).

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.