Men's Health Connected

Australia’s biggest online men’s health summit will run throughout June bringing together leading voices in men’s health discussing a range of high profile topics and inviting diverse opinions across the sector.

Men’s Health Connected online summit is a free four-week event tailored for everyone who’s committed to improving the lives and health of men and boys in Australia.

Several months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure – or postponement – of gatherings, conferences, events – across Australia including the Australian Men’s Health Forum-hosted National Gathering, that was to take place in May.

Not to be deterred, we have seen many men’s groups respond quickly to the crisis, providing online counselling, connection and tools to support various groups and individuals.

Zoom, Facebook Live, SKYPE and other like-digital platforms have enabled people to connect from their homes, whether for business or personal purposes.

Men’s Health Connected is a feast of the best speakers and thought-leaders in men’s health today, leading into Men’s Health Week from June 15-21.

People are invited to take part in all, or some, of this men’s health marathon. The ball is entirely in your court.

Week 1 kicks off from June 1 – June 6 and is themed around Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – a topic that is always top of mind in men’s health, but even more so with predictions of heightened rates of suicide amid the coronavirus outbreak and ongoing social and economic ramifications.

Included in this week is a discussion on how to make suicide prevention more male-friendly and how to make male suicide a national priority. 

Check out Week One

Week 2 focuses on the health of men and boys, including a day-long event on the power of sport and how sport can be used as a tool for better mental and social health.

Also during this week (on June 10) the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre, Western Sydney University will present a one-day symposium on the social determinants of boys’ health and wellbeing. This event will be of interest to health workers, social workers, community workers, academics, researchers, teachers and anyone with a general interest in boys’ wellbeing.

The Boys’ Health Symposium on Thursday 11 June will focus on innovative ways of working with boys and adolescents, the over-prescription of AHHD and how to develop healthy relationships in young males.

Check out Week 2 

Week Three coincides with Men’s Health Week, and we’ll be delivering a week of online programs for men and boys of all backgrounds through the new Men’s Health TV channel on Facebook.

Week Four and Five will feature the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Meet-Up, the Men’s Health Research Symposium and a day dedicated to understanding the health needs of males who identify as gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex.

Check out Week 4 and 5

The Men’s Health Connected Online Summit is hosted by the Australian Men’s Health Forum, which receives funding from the Federal Government. We warmly invite you to take part in the conversation from the comfort and safety of your chosen surrounds.

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    commented on Men's Health Connected 2020-06-30 20:47:50 +1000
    Congratulations to Glen, Greg and the team of AMHF for hosting what has been an epic and amazing month of Mens Health information and networking.
    What an incredible undertaking and I was so impressed by the maturity and diversity of the conversation.
    This has opened new doors of communication and introduced so many new people to the world of Mens health, that I’m sure the momentum can be maintained. Many thanks, Mal