Men’s Health Connected summit a huge success

Around 1,500 people signed up to take part in Men’s Health Connected, a month-long online summit hosted by the Australian Men’s Health Forum, the peak body for people working to improve the lives and health of men and boys.

Glen Poole, CEO of the Australian Men’s Health Forum said:

“I love being part of the men’s health sector in Australia. We trace our history back to 1995 and the First National Men’s Health Gathering in Melbourne and we were due to return to the city in May to host our 25th anniversary conference.

“COVID-19 forced us to put the 2020 Men's Health Gathering on hold, but the men’s health sector refused to be held back by the pandemic. We’ve been overwhelmed by people’s willingness to pull together and create an even bigger, even better event that has enabled us to demonstrate the collaborative spirit of the men’s health sector in Australia.”

While there are still two days of Men's Health Connected to go, some initial evaluation work reveals that: 

  • 1,500+ people signed up to take part
  • 150+ speakers shared their expertise
  • 100+ hours of conversation has taken place
  • 75+ men’s health organisations have been represented
  • 50+ sessions have been held across 5 weeks

NB: to register for access to recordings from Men's Health Connected email events@amhf.org.au with the word RECORDINGS in the subject line  

Some of the big names in men’s health that have taken part in this event include:

Featured academics in the men's health field have included:

Innovative men’s health projects being showcased included:

Areas of the health system represented included: 

  • The National Mental Health Commission
  • Queensland Mental Health Commission
  • VicHealth 
  • Western Australia Primary Health Alliance
  • South Western Sydney PHN
  • Western Victoria PHN
  • Eastern Melbourne PHN
  • North Queensland PHN
  • Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN
  • Northern Territory PHN
  • Hunter New England LHD
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
  • Health Consumers NSW
  • Australian College of Nursing 
  • Everymind

We brought together projects working with older men including:

We brought together projects working with younger men including:

We brought together projects working with rural men including:

We brought together projects working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men including:

We brought together projects working in Australia's thriving Men's Mental Health Movement including: 

We connected projects running men's circles and men's gatherings including: 

We involved many more partners working in different ways to improve the lives and health of men and boys including: 

NB: to register for access to recordings from Men's Health Connected email events@amhf.org.au with the word RECORDINGS in the subject line 

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.