#KnowYourManFacts

Get involved with our #KnowYourManFacts campaign by sharing some of these messages during Men’s Health Week (11th-17th June 2018).

3 out of 4 suicides are men

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Did you know that suicide kills eight people a day in Australia and six of them are men?

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Don’t make smokes your story

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Did you know that around 60% of the disease burden attributed to tobacco is experienced by males according to Australian Burden of Disease Study. You can find out about how to stop smoking at www.quitnow.gov.au.

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Long Live You

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Did you know that Australian men are living longer than ever? Whatever you want to do in later life, start thinking about it now with the help of: www.longliveyou.gov.au.

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Size Matters

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Did you know that if your waist circumference is 94cm or more you are at increased risk of chronic disease? See the healthy weight guide for more information.

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Be A Healthy Role Model

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Did you know that children are more likely to eat fruit and veg when their dads do? The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health who provided this message recommend this website: www.healthydadsandkids.com

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9 out of 10 Young Men Never Smoke

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Did you know that 9 out of 10 young men has never smoked? This message from Men’s Resources Tasmania reminds us that healthy behaviour is often the norm.

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Having 3 Good Friends Makes You Healthy

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Research on the social determinants of health shows that having three good friends leads to a longer, healthier life. This message is provide by the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/mhirc.

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1 in 10 Aussie Blokes Provide Care For Family and Friends

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Did you know 1 in 10 Aussie Blokes provide care for a family member or friends with an illness or disability. This message was provided by Greg Smith at Men Care Too: https://www.mencaretoo.org.

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Check Your Tackle

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Did you know over 3,500 men will die of prostate cancer in 2018? This message was provided by Wayne Earle at Check Your Tackle: www.checkyourtackle.com.

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One in Three

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Did you know that one out three victims of family violence is male? This message from the One in Three Campaign encourages men and boys who are victims of family violence to speak out: www.oneinthree.com.au.

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Talk to a Mate!

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The Regional Men’s Health Initiative in Western Australia reminds men to talk to a mate, before it gets too late: www.regionalmenshealth.org.au.

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Men Supporting Men

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Men’s Wellbeing Inc says men supporting men means healthy men, families, relationships and communities: http://menswellbeing.org/

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Dads Help Dads

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The Australian Fatherhood Research Consortium notes that dads can be a great support for other dads: www.mappresearch.org/fatherhood-consortium.

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You’re responsible for your wellbeing

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You’re responsible for your wellbeing, so seek help early and stay socially connected, says the Men’s Resource Centre in Albany, Western Australia: www.mensresourcecentre.org.au.

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Men die 6 years younger

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Did you know that men in Australia die six years younger than women on average? 

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1 in 5 men experience erectile dysfunction

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1 in 5 men over 40 will experience erectile dysfunction. For more information visit: Andrology Australia.
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Men who were sexually abused face barriers

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Many barriers prevent men disclosing they were sexually abused as a child. Are you prepared to listen and help? For more information visit: www.livingwell.org.au.

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Men surviving sexual abuse can recover

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Men surviving sexual abuse can recover. Talk to a mate who can relate. Find out more from the Survivors and Mates Support Network: www.samsn.org.au.

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The Pros and Cons of Prostate Cancer Screening

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Did you know that “getting the finger” is no longer part or routine screening for prostate cancer. This message from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health draws on guidelines from the RACGP.

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1 in 4 male suicides are linked to separation

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1 in 4 males suicides are linked to relationship separation according to the national charity Parents Beyond Breakup, which runs Dads In Distress Support Services: https://parentsbeyondbreakup.com.

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50% of separated dads think about suicide

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50% of separated dads think about suicide says Parents Beyond Breakup, the charity which runs Dads In Distress support services across Australia: https://parentsbeyondbreakup.com.

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Check on you mates

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Check on your mates! Men are more likely to talk to friends and family before a health professional. For more information on how a conversation could change a life see: www.ruok.org.au

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Man time with your mates is good for you

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Time with your mates is good for you. Stay connected by checking in, catching up, and making man time regularly says The Movember Foundation Australia

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Life expectancy for Indigenous men is 10 years shorter

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Life expectancy for Indigenous men is 10 years shorter than non-indigenous men.

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2 out of 3 preventable deaths are men

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2 out of 3 preventable deaths are male says White Owl men's health awareness: www.whiteowl.org.au.

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It's Healthy To Talk

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Have a conversation with someone you trust. It's healthy to talk. For more information visit: Andrology Australia.

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Don't ignore changes in your body

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Don't ignore changes in your body. Get lumps, bumps and other change checked out. For more information visit: Andrology Australia.

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It's OK to talk

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It's OK to talk. Even small stuff is worth talking about. Don't let it build up! Call: MensLine Australia.

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1 in 7 men have prostate problems

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1 in 7 men have problems with their prostate. For more information visit: Andrology Australia.

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