2019 AMHF Men's Health Awards
The AMHF celebrated the winners of this year's Men’s Health Awards during Men’s Health Week (June 10-16).
We visited seven cities in five days and acknowledged a record number of entries. Nominations were received across Australia for the Awards and shortlisted according to the key criteria that they provide the most impactful male-friendly service to enhance the lives of men and boys. The short-list was put to a public vote.
The NT Government is notable for setting up a Men's Health Strategy Unit in 2011 and publishing an overview of men's health in 2013. There are many men's health organisations working across the Northern Territory.
On 30 July in Darwin, Steven Torres-Carne, a Senior Project Office at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation, was awarded the NT Men’s Health Award.
Steven runs healing programs that focus on cultural and spiritual connection with the aim of empowering and strengthening men to reclaim their leadership and fathering roles in their families and communities.
Matthew Hull a case manager for MATES in Construction's Mining and Energy Northern Territory Project in the NT, was awarded the People’s Choice Award. The MATES program has an international reputation as one of the best evidenced workplace programs globally. As an ex-serviceman and born Territorian with strong community connections and focus, Matt has adapted the MATES model to the culture of the NT.
There are a wide-range of men's organisations doing great work in Queensland.
Trademutt, a social enterprise workwear brand launched in 2018 by Daniel Allen and Edward Ross after losing a close mate to suicide, was named winner of the Queensland Men’s Health Awards on June 10.
Trademutt aims to start conversations about mental health through the sale of colourful, attention-grabbing shirts for tradies.
Australian Capital Territory
The ACT is home to a number of organisations working to improve the lives and health of men and boys.
Men’s Health Down Under was named winner of the ACT Men’s Health Awards in Canberra on Tuesday, 11 June.
Men's Health Down Under is a specialist men’s health pharmacy that deals with a range of urological issues. Its main focus is supporting men who’ve had a prostatectomy, a procedure that can impact men’s physical and mental health.
Launched in 2013 by Brad Butt in Canberra, Men’s Health Down Under has 3 full-time pharmacists.
Mr. Perfect is a mental health project that’s describes itself as a grassroots, “pre-crisis” charity that encourages conversation and connection between men in a supportive and inclusive environment. It’s aim is “to create a judgment-free society for men and their mental health”
Victoria is home to a number of leading organisations working to improve men's health. On Wednesday 12 June 2019
HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies) was awarded the Victoria Men’s Health Award.
HALT held its first event in Castlemaine in 2013, following the suicide of a local tradie. Its mission was to ensure every tradie in Australia knows how to look after their mental health and wellbeing. The program works by starting conversations with men in local communities about mental health and raising awareness of national support services such as Lifeline and Beyond Blue.
South Australia is home to a number of significant men's health organisations with a long tradition of promoting men and boys' health in Australia. On Thursday 13 June 2019 the Rotary Men’s Wellness campaign won South Australia Men’s Health Awards.
The Rotary Men’s Wellness Campaign is a travelling photographic exhibition of 30 men from across Eyre Peninsula that visited 10 towns. It aimed to highlight men’s mental health, educate and inform men about resources and services available, and work at removing the stigma around talking about mental health issues.
On June 14 on the final day of AMHF Australia-wide celebration of Men's Health Award winners, The Fathering Project was named winner in WA.
The Fathering Project aims to inspire and equip fathers and father-figures to positively engage with the children in their lives – for the benefit of the kids. The Project’s core activity is helping establish Dads Groups. This is supported by weekly tips, online resources, community and school presentations and small and large-scale events.
Tasmania is home to Men's Resources Tasmania, one of only two state-wide bodies in Australia that connects groups and individuals focused on improving the lives and health of men boys. On Wednesday 12th June 2019 Men with Heart by Tasmen won the Tasmania Men's Health Awards.
Tasmen says it has been delivering deep and powerful men’s work, that has drawn men from across the country for over 20 years. In 2018, Tasmen created the Men With Heart exhibition, a positive portrayal of men and masculinity that uses images captured at Tasmen’s events by photographer Paul Hoelen.
2018 Men’s Health Awards
The winners of the Men’s Health Awards 2018 were announced at the Men’s Health Gathering at Parramatta in November 2018.
The Gathering connected people together who are committed to improving the lives and health of men and boys: in 2018 The Gathering combined the 12th National Men’s Health Conference and the 9th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention.
Many of the speakers placed a strong focus on the social determinants of health and wellbeing and awards were made to groups and individuals who were recognised as having made a significant impact in the field. View the winners
ABOUT THE MEN'S HEALTH GATHERING
The Men's Health Gathering takes place every second year. In November, it was held at Parramatta.