Australia’s men’s health sector has been getting together at the National Men’s Health Gathering since 1995.
With no live event planned this year, Men’s Health Connected 2021 (Monday 10 May to Friday 14 May) is the perfect opportunity for everyone working with men and boys to connect, network and learn from each other.
On Wednesday 12 May, the Australian Men’s Health Forum plays host to “The Sector Connector”, a celebration of the “Men’s Health Champions” working to improve the lives and health of men and boys in Australia.
The day kicks off with a session dedicated to reviewing the state of play in the world of men’s health. Jim Reed of Resolve Strategic, will present some of the initial findings of his polling on public attitudes about men’s health and social issues, commissioned by AMHF.
This will be followed by a discussion featuring Dr Anthony Brown of Global Action for Men’s Health, Dr Neil Hall of the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC) and Glen Poole, CEO of AMHF.
The trio will consider how the men’s health sector has evolved in the past five years.
The bulk of the day will be dedicated to talks and discussion involving a wide range of men’s health organisations and initiatives from around Australia including:
HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies)
Quality Mind/Blokes United
Meditation for Men
MyndFit / The Woke Blokes podcast
The Banksia Project
Grab Life By the Balls
Men's Information and Support Association
Topics of discussion will including the challenges and benefits of working with men online; making the case for men’s health work with evidence, evaluation and program logic; the value of collaboration and partnership work in advancing men’s health and the state of funding and fundraising for men’s projects.
The event closes with a panel discussion – “Looking ahead to 2030, where is men’s health heading?” with Jeremy Forbes, founder of HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies), Nick Sutherland from MyndFit and the Woke Blokes podcast, alongside speakers from Tomorrow Man and Mentoring Men.
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