Movember launches new Men's Health Institute
Global men's health charity Movember is launching a new Men's Health Institute operating across its four main markets (Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US), with an initial investment of $100 million...
Prostate cancer specialist nursing program receives $34.5m boost
The Government has committed $34.5 million towards employing 86 prostate cancer specialist nurses around Australia over four years starting in 2026.
Movember allocates AUD$2.38m to five men’s mental health projects
Movember has awarded five men’s health projects a combined AUD$2.38m as part of phase two of its Digital Social Connections Challenge.
Tasmanian Government makes room for homeless men
The Tasmanian Liberal Government chose International Men’s Day to talk about men’s experience of homelessness in the state.
Second round of Northern Territory grants open to support men’s health
The second round of grants to support men’s health and wellbeing in the Northern Territory opened on International Men’s Day as part of the Government’s on-going commitment to building stronger communities.
Doing it Tough campaign shares blokes stories for International Men’s Day
The Australian Men’s Health Forum and Suicide Prevention Australia are reminding men this International Men’s Day weekend that there is help if they are doing it tough, and that this help comes...
New Monash University PhD scholarship opportunity to work in men’s health
The Australian Institute of Family Studies, which leads the Ten to Men Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, is supporting a PhD scholarship opportunity to join leading health economists at Monash University...
How the 50-hour week is impacting dads, and what workplaces can do to improve their mental health
A webinar hosted by The Fathering Project this week to mark the upcoming International Men’s Day on 19 November outlined key issues causing workplace stress among men and suggested ways businesses could...
Swimming around Tassie for men’s mental health
Tasmania counsellor Ivan Cunningham is swimming around Tasmania throughout November to raise money for men’s mental health.
What's on for International Men's Day 2023?
With two weeks to go before International Men’s Day on 19 November, groups across Australia are preparing to celebrate in a multitude of ways.
Australian Red Cross teams with Movember for men’s health
Australian Red Cross Lifeblood has formed a partnership with Movember to encourage Aussie blokes to donate blood or plasma in November and to raise awareness for men’s health.
Australian Water Safety Council prioritises young males at risk of drowning
Researchers, policymakers, and water safety practitioners came together in Melbourne on October 25 to discuss new approaches to drowning and non-drowning-related injuries among young males aged 15-29.
Embracing the month of Mo
With approximately 11 days to go until the start of Movember, men are encouraged to embrace the Mo-nth through a selection of fund-raising endeavours.
New online group for men experiencing anxiety
A new online group for males with anxiety will kick off on Saturday, October 21 at 1pm.
Registrations open for 2024 Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium
Milton Kotelchuck PhD MPH has been named as the first keynote speaker at the 2024 Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium.
The ripple effect of men sharing a meal
The grassroots men’s mental health organisation The Men’s Table has released a new report on the impact its men’s groups are having on the wider community.
New 8k per Day Challenge promotes the benefits of running to improve mental health
As R U Ok? Nears on 14th of September 2023, Melbourne runner Darren Templeton is encouraging people to jump on board his new fundraiser, the 8K per Day Challenge.
ACT Truckie convoy for World Suicide Prevention Day
A convoy of trucks will pass through the streets of Canberra on World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th September, to honour those who have lost their lives to suicide and support loved ones...
New study highlights the impact of a father’s mental health on his kids
A new international study of more than seven million fathers has found that children faced a 42 per cent higher risk of depression if their father was depressed.
5 Ways To Make a Difference on World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on Sunday, September 10. This day brings together people from more than 60 countries who have been touched by suicide, and who want to see more...
The Long Run resumes for prostate cancer month
Today marks the start of Prostate Cancer Awareness month and Day 1 of The Long Run, a fundraising campaign that raises awareness and funds for Australian men with prostate cancer.
2023 Father of the Year Awards announced
Comedian Hamish Blake has been named Father of the Year 2023. The popular television personality and host of the humorous podcast, How Other Dads Dad, was acknowledged as “a dedicated advocate for...
Tuning into dads on Father’s Day
With Father’s Day approaching on 3 September, one way to celebrate dads and hear tips about parenting strategies from a male point of view is through the world of podcasts.
SMS4DeadlyDads supports First Nations Fathers
The text-support service for dads – SMS4Dads – is expanding to support First Nations fathers facing pregnancy loss, stillbirth or neonatal death, as well as providing information for soon-to-be Aboriginal and Torres...
Snags 4 Dads returns to support separated Fathers on Father’s Day
Dads in Distress is encouraging people to host a Sausage Sizzle on Father’s Day next Sunday, 3 September.
Dads Group launches Sockless Heroes Father’s Day campaign
With Father’s Day on the horizon and department stores filling social media feeds with ideas to spoil him on 3 September, Dads Group is asking people to rethink buying socks, extra large...
Former NRL player Dayne Weston champions vulnerability for men’s mental health
Former Melbourne Storm rugby player Dayne Weston says NRL's health and well-being culture could go a lot further towards de-stigmatising men’s mental health and encourage blokes to open up about their struggles...
The Men’s Table reaches #150 milestone
The Men’s Table this week launched its 150th table in Inverell, NSW.
Poor, middle-class Australians are more likely to die from cancer and the gap is widening
A cancer diagnosis is frightening news for anyone. But our fresh analysis shows what happens next can depend on how much money you have and where you live.
Men's Shed podcast promotes stroke prevention strategies
The latest special episode of the Australian Men’s Shed Association's The Shed Wireless podcast takes a close look at strokes from the perspective of three men who survived them.
New van helps MHERV drive men’s health in regional and rural NSW
The Men’s Health Education Rural Van (MHERV) has received a huge boost to its enterprise with the donation of a new mobile home to replace its old caravan and utility.
Parents Beyond Breakup appoints four new Directors
National Suicide Prevention Charity Parents Beyond Breakup Ltd has announced the appointment of four new Directors to the Board on the back of the organisation’s recent Future Directions Strategy Workshop.
British author Richard Reeves says fathers need to be sent a clear message - they matter
In a recent podcast hosted by the US Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy, writer and researcher Richard Reeves says changes to the labour market are contributing to higher levels of despair, isolation...
Aussie-Fit program adapted for rural and remote blokes
“Men residing in rural areas are less likely to participate in weight management interventions than women, and few men-specific programs target rural areas,” concludes a new study published in BMC Health.
Working with boys and young men? New Positive Masculinity Conference promises to break down gender stereotypes
As boys continue to fall behind female students in reading and literacy, the not-for-profit Positive Masculinity (+M) Foundation has announced a new one-day conference in Melbourne for educators, coaches and health professionals....
Simple interventions could make a huge impact on separated dads at risk of suicide, says AMHF CEO
“The problems that separated fathers face are structural and not individual,” Australian Men’s Australian Forum CEO Glen Poole says in the latest Dads In Distress Dads Alive podcast.
Men’s Sheds encouraged to apply for new funding grants
Round 26 of Men’s Shed’s applications for Government funding opened today.
Webinar sets out to help health professionals engage dads in the perinatal period
The School of Nursing and Midwifery Mother Infant Family Network at Western Sydney University [SoNM miFAM] is holding a webinar on 30th August called Engaging Fathers in the Perinatal Period.
R U OK? Day theme announced for 2023
The theme for R U OK? Day on September 14, 2023, is “I’m here to hear.”
First Men's Places Grants awarded in the NT
The first-ever Men's Places Grants have been allocated to assist ten programs and activities that will enhance the lives of Northern Territory men.
Men’s bush trips connect Aboriginal men to support networks
Regular bush trips for indigenous men in the Goldfields, WA, are supporting men to change their behaviour and access services they had no idea existed.
Blokes and Strokes campaign targets all Aussies
To recognise a stroke think FAST. Face. Arms. Speech and Time. This is the acronym chosen by Stroke Australia in a new public awareness campaign aimed at helping Aussie blokes become more attuned...
It’s Time to Act on Male Suicide in Australia, says AMHF
The Australian Men’s Health Forum today called on Government to send a message to men who are struggling and at risk of suicide by developing a male suicide prevention plan.
Footy legend lifts lid on incontinence
Aussie footy legend Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico has opened up about his struggles with incontinence and the challenges faced by millions of men who, like him, encounter harrowing moments dealing with their health...
Does Australia need a male suicide prevention plan?
The Australian Men's Health Forum is calling on the Government to develop a national plan to prevent male suicide.
Catch-up on Men's Health Week 2023 lunchtime talks
Last week we celebrated Men's Health Week (12-18 June 2023) under the banner of this year's theme in Australia, Healthy Habits.
New campaign features men's personal stories
Suicide Prevention Australia in partnership with Australian Men’s Health Forum has launched a new male suicide prevention campaign titled “I found support that worked."
End the financial year with a donation to men’s health
The end of the financial year is looming, and with it a gentle reminder to consider a donation to support the work we are doing for men and boys in Australia.
Men's Health Week 2023: 10 Top Highlights
Men's Health Week takes place from 12-18 June 2023 and the theme in Australia this year is Healthy Habits. Tens of thousands of people will take part in Men's Health Week activities...
10 facts about exercise and men's health
We all know that being unfit is bad for our health, but did you know that being physically inactive kills more men each year than prostate cancer or suicide or road traffic...
Free online talks for Men's Health Week 2023
The theme of Men's Health Week (12-18 June 2023) this year is Healthy Habits and to mark the occasion men around Australia are invited to sign up for a series of free...
How we chose the theme for International Men's Day 2023
This year's theme for International Men' Day on Sunday 19 November was chosen by supporters of the day, and is "Healthy Men, Healthy World."
International Men’s Day 2023 theme announced
The theme for International Men’s Day 2023 in Australia, chosen by supporters of the day, is “Healthy Men, Healthy World”.
Is the gender gap in long hours damaging men's health?
Millions of Australians are spending long hours at work and it could be having a negative impact on their health. Men in particular are up to three times more likely than women...
Have your say: does gender inequality impact men and boys?
Does gender inequality impact men and boys? One of the principles of the National Men’s Health Strategy is that we should acknowledge the influence of gender on health and address the gender...
Calling International Men's Day champions for 2023
It's exactly six months until International Men's Day (IMD), which falls on Sunday 19 November 2023.
More support needed for grassroots groups that bring men together
There has been an explosion of innovative grassroots projects that foster social connection between men, AMHF CEO Glen Poole said today at the Men’s Health Connected final session on social connection and...
The Power of Connection: Men's Health Initiatives Highlight the Importance of Social Bonds
Exploring the ways social connection enriches men’s lives was a topic viewed from many angles this week as part of the Men’s Health Connected May series, timed to celebrate Mates Day on...
Celebrating Mates Day: Building Connections and Support for Aussie Men
Mates Day was celebrated by the Australian Men’s Health Forum on May 8, 2023 with a special showcase of various projects bringing men together in vastly different environments.
Research webinars explore social connection in men
The impact lack of social connection is having on men’s health continues to be a focus of Men’s Health Connected 2023, a series of online events run by the Australian Men’s Health...
Men's groups head to Canberra for suicide prevention summit
The National Suicide Prevention Conference is taking place in Canberra this week. A number of men's organisations will be at the event, highlighting the value of initiatives that focus on male suicide...
Mates Day Showcase: projects building social connection in men
Monday May 8 is Mates Day and to mark the occasion a number of great projects that promote social connection in men will be showcasing their work online at this year's Men's...
Time to Act on Male Suicide in Victoria: New Petition
As the Victorian Government prepares to develop a new Suicide Prevention and Response Strategy, the Australian Men’s Health Forum has called for men to be treated as a priority population, requiring specific...
Why Victoria needs a male suicide prevention plan
The Australian Men's Health Forum (AMHF) is calling for urgent action to prevent suicide in men, as a new report reveals that male suicides in Victoria rose 8% to 560 deaths in...
What does the men’s sector think about gender equality?
The Australian Government has invited feedback on its plan for a new National Strategy to Achieve Gender Equality.
Exploring the vital link between mateship and men’s health
Many men lack the opportunity to build quality mateship in their lives, a webinar on social connection and men’s health heard today.
How do we get more men moving?
Physical activity is central to men’s health. Being active helps reduce men’s risk of a wide range of common health issues including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and poor mental...
Is Australian mateship in crisis?
Men with good mates live longer lives, yet Australian men are nearly twice as likely as women to say that they don’t have family or friends to confide in.
Male gig workers struggling to make ends meet
A new report released by the McKell Institute has found that the majority of Australian gig workers are struggling to make ends meet, with many facing significant financial insecurity and a lack...
Have your say on the Gender Equality Strategy
The Australian Government is inviting feedback on its plan for a new National Strategy to Achieve Gender Equality. It says gender equality impacts everyone, so it wants to hear diverse voices and...
Taking a strengths-based approach to health promotion for men
An upcoming conference hosted by RMIT on 28th April in Melbourne explores the ways social marketing can more effectively influence men by taking a strengths-based approach in framing messages.
Doing It Tough campaign goes beneath the surface of ‘smiling’ men
Doing it Tough has launched a second campaign with powerful images and messages that challenge the commonly held belief that smiling is always an indication of happiness.
Three new Men's Health Connected series for 2023
Men's Health Connected returns in 2023 with a series of online talks and workshops to promote better health outcomes for men everywhere.
Getting into the habit of Men’s Health Week 2023
Men's Health Week takes place from 12-18 June 2023, and in Australia, the theme is Healthy Habits.
New online Wellteam community builds better habits for blokes
In building an online destination that would help men improve their health and wellbeing, Troy Flower had several mandatories.
Male suicide in Tasmania: good news or bad news?
The Tasmanian Liberal Government has released the first Implementation Plan of the new TasmanianSuicide Prevention Strategy, which includes a focus on reducing male suicide in Tasmania.
Male suicide campaign leads to Government action in Tasmania
The Premier of Tasmania, Jeremy Rockliff, has announced new plans to tackle male suicide in the State, following a successful campaign by Men’s Resources Tasmania and the Australian Men’s Health Forum.
Men of Bourke play key role in successful Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project
The Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project in Bourke, NSW, has been identified as one of eight case studies where organisations and individuals are making significant impacts to enrich the lives of Aboriginal and...
Novel challenge for tough guys who like to read
The Tough Guy Book Club has produced a book of short stories written by members across 82 ‘Chapters’ of the popular grassroots men’s health organisation.
6 steps to improve men’s health literacy
The Australian Government is currently developing a National Men's Health Strategy that aims to make it easier for all Australians to get the information and support they need to stay healthy.
MAN UP program in WA receives $90k funding to empower young men
WA-based MAN UP, whose focus is on empowering young men and redefining masculinity, has been awarded $90,000 funding over three years by the State Government.
Portraits of Mankind exhibition encourages men to ‘Reach out, don’t tough it out’.
The Alliance for Suicide Prevention on the Sunshine Coast has partnered with a local photographer to showcase striking black and white portraits of local men that breaks stigma around mental health.
Celebrating 30 Years of Men's Sheds in Australia
Since 1993, the Men's Shed community has grown to include over 2,500 sheds in 12 countries.
Bachelors are at greater risk from heart failure says new study
Men in lifelong relationships have greater long-term survival for heart failure than men who never marry, according to new research from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
New Book Explores Health Promotion Strategies for Adolescent Boys and Young Men of Colour
A new book titled "Health Promotion with Adolescent Boys and Young Men of Colour" brings together leading global men's health researchers and practitioners to explore the complex intersections between age, race, and...
Help us pick a theme for International Men's Day 2023
International Men’s Day takes place on 19 November each year, with the day falling on Sunday in 2023, however many people who take part run events and special activities before, during and...
95% support for single dads to get more time with kids: new survey
The majority of people (95%) in a recent online survey about Family Law Reform, say they want to see the Government take action to increase the amount of time that separated dads...
Sons of the West program for men’s health back in 2023
Australian Rules Football 2023 Round 1 gets underway on 16 March as Richmond takes on Carlton and 2022 champions Geelong meet Collingwood.
100K grant to support Aboriginal men’s health in Gunnedah
The NSW Government has allocated $100,000 funding to a new program for Indigenous men in Gunnedah, which will be run by the Min Min Aboriginal Corporation.
Have your say about dads and family law
The Albanese Government is planning to reform the Family Law Act, in a move it says will make it “simpler and safer for separating families and their children”.
10 ways it’s tough to be a separated dad in Australia
There are more than half a million separated dads with dependant children in Australia, and many are facing a range of health and social challenges.
A new way out: More Cultural Rehabs Less Jail program making an impact
After 15 years in prison, proud Wiradjuri man Jeff Amatto knows too well the failure of the correctional system in Australia to rehabilitate men who have fallen on tough times.
Male suicides rise over 10% in one year
Male suicide in Australia appears to be on the rise again according to the latest reports from the country’s two largest states.
Looking for the Mr Perfect CEO
After seven years at the helm of the successful men’s mental health organisation, Mr Perfect, founder Terry Cornick is stepping down from his role as CEO.
What's in the Northern Territory Men's Policy?
The Northern Territory Government has announced $100,000 of funding to support its Men’s Places Policy and Program. Here we take a look at the key elements of this innovative Government initiative.
NT announces $100k funding for men's programs
The Northern Territory Government has announced $100,000 funding to support programs that improve the health and emotional wellbeing of Territorian men.
More funding needed to fight prostate cancer say experts
Prostate cancer continues to receive less funding than other major cancers according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).
Medal for former AMHF board member
Chris Johnson, a former board member of the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF), has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to community health.
Better funding could help save 10,000 men’s lives
The Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) has called on the Federal Government to direct more funding towards men’s health to help tackle the gender health gap between men and women.
Yes men DO matter say men’s health campaigners
More than 95% of the men’s health community wants the Government to measure whether its policies are working to improve the lives of men and boys in Australia.
Health services failing male victims of child sexual abuse, says industry leader
Craig Hughes-Cashmore, guest speaker at the newly established National Men’s Lived Experience of Suicide Network, says mental health services are under-equipped to identify and deal with male victims of child sexual abuse...
First Nations People advocate Thomas Mayo headlines Fatherhood Symposium
Torres Strait Islander man Thomas Mayo is a keynote speaker at the 2023 Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium, running from May 4-5 in Melbourne.
Males not signing up for teaching despite push by NSW Government
The NSW Department of Education is on a quest to get more men into teaching, but ongoing recruitment endeavours have failed to attract males to the female-dominated profession.
Is lifestyle change the key to men’s mental health?
A new study revealing the limited number of men involved in randomised trials of behaviour change interventions for depression, is a timely reminder of the untapped potential of lifestyle programs to improve...
Mental health researchers not engaging men says study
A new review by researchers at the University of Newcastle (Australia) has found that men are under-represented in mental health studies.
Do men matter? Tell the Government what you think!
The Australian Government is developing a new way to measure if its policies are working to improve the lives of all Australians. The proposed measures include a focus on gender issues that...
Make Time For Mates this Christmas
As the new campaign from Suicide Prevention Australia highlights, holiday celebrations can be a stressful period for many blokes.
Gillian Hunt appointed new President of the Australian Men's Health Forum
Parents Beyond Breakup CEO Gillian Hunt will lead the next stage of the Australian Men's Health Forum's growth and development after being appointed President at the organisation's AGM on 13 December 2022.
AMHF President Greg Millan looks back on a year of progress in men’s health
Long-time men’s health advocate Greg Millan says Governments have started to take men’s health seriously.
Mens Talk builds momentum in the West
Award-winning Western Australia men’s group – Mens Talk AU – has made a further commitment to its work by outlining future goals through a newly developed Strategic Plan.
Doing It Tough campaign draws on holiday cheer with a twist
Suicide Prevention Australia has launched a ‘friendly’ but hard-hitting campaign drawing on the challenges the holiday and festive season present for men who are Doing It Tough.
Ten to Men study highlights barriers in the uptake of mental health services among men
A large proportion of men with depressive symptoms sampled by the latest Ten to Men longitudinal study did not access a relevant mental health service or prescription.
Tasmania promises action on male suicide
Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff has committed to tackling male suicide in a new Suicide Prevention Strategy to be published this month.
Men with melanomas at greater risk of prostate cancer says study
A new study published in the British Journal of Cancer on 1 November 2022 has linked the instance of melanoma in men with an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Government announces 10m funding for skin cancer prevention campaign
The Federal Government is tackling Australia’s ‘national cancer’ crisis with a new Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide campaign supported by $10m in funding.
Why is skin cancer killing more men?
National Skin Cancer Action Week, from 20-26 November, is a reminder that nearly twice as many men as women die from melanoma in Australia every year.
Give to men’s health this December
It’s been a big year in men’s health and while there are many positive signs of improvement, and even several state politicians putting men’s health on the agenda, we need your help...
Canberra politician calls for Men’s Health Plan
The Australian Capital Territory's Shadow Minister for Health, Leanne Castley, has tabled a motion calling on the ACT Government to develop a 10-year Men’s Health Plan (2023-2033).
New guide helps men to help a mate
A new guide published for International Men's Day 2022 will make it easier for men to have conversations with mates who are doing it tough.
Championing the value of mateship for International Men's Day
The importance and value of Mateship is the theme chosen by the Australian Men’s Health Forum to celebrate International Men’s Day 2022.
No Stress M8 toolbox launched to address mental ill-health in the workplace
A new suite of tools aimed at improving workers’ mental health and well-being in the manufacturing sector targets those who are most likely to have an impact in the workplace: supervisors.
The role of nutrition in optimising men’s health
As celebrity, comedian and much-loved Aussie TV personality Magda Szubanski uncovers the epidemic of chronic diseases in the new ABC TV series Big National Health Check, a 90-minute webinar next week is...
How to celebrate International Men’s Day 2022
International Men’s Day (IMD) takes place on Saturday 19 November 2022. In Australia, the theme for International Men’s Day 2022 is “Celebrating Mateship”, which aims to inspire more men to #MakeTime4Mates.
Is it time Australia had a Men’s Budget?
This week, Australia published its third national Women’s Budget in 18 months, with the new Labor Government committing more than $10B to improving the lives and health of women and girls. There...
5 New Facts About Male Suicide in Australia
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its annual Causes of Death report giving us up-to-date information on the number of men who die each year from different causes.
Time to put Men’s Health Literacy on the map
The Federal Department of Health is seeking feedback on its plans to develop a National Health Literacy Strategy that aims to make it easier for all Australians to get the information and...
Death by suicide continues to maintain high ranking for males: ABS 2021 data released
New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics this week shows that male suicide continues to rate highly as a leading and preventable cause of death in males.
Tackling male cancer mortality and suffering
A new webinar this week from Global Action on Men’s Health has underlined the gap in addressing cancer in men at policy level and highlighted the need for more targeted approaches to...
Tradies support group receives $10,000 grant
Tradies in Sight, an organisation that supports trades people and men with their mental health in regional NSW, has received a $10,000 grant that will be used to stage a number of...
New report calls for action on male suicide in Tasmania
Charity leaders are calling for urgent action to prevent male suicide as new research reveals that Tasmanian men have the highest rate of suicide in Australia.
Healthy Heads commences nutrition pilot program for truckies
Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds Foundation (HHTS) has begun a Nutrition Pilot Program, endeavouring to educate, raise awareness and encourage longer-term healthy eating among truck drivers.
New online course for First Nations fathers
A powerful new video about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers is the centrepiece of a new online course that breaks down dominant stereotypes and supports First Nations dads.
Celebrating a global village for Men's Sheds Week
This week it is Men's Sheds Week 2022 (Sunday 4 to Saturday 10 September), which will celebrate the theme "a global village, doing local good".
International Men’s Day 2022: record number of events planned
International Men’s Day 2022 is on course for a record-breaking celebration in Australia with the number of events being held around the country set to pass the 100 mark for the first...
Register for new Men’s Mental Health toolkit
October is National Mental Health Month and we’ll be marking this initiative with the launch of our updated Know Your Man Facts toolkit on Men’s Mental Health.
Craig Foster wins 2022 Father of the Year Award
Human rights activist, former Socceroo captain and father of three Craig Foster, AM, has been named Australian Father of the Year for 2022.
Building Better Fathers program meets dads' needs
A Gold Coast parenting course tailored to suiting the needs of dads is proving to be a popular and perennially attended chapter in the curriculum of fathers.
Supporting Fathers of Loss
On Father's Day this Sunday, the 4th of September in Australia, families and friends may raise a glass in celebration of dads, show their appreciation by making him breakfast in bed or...
Better Every Day challenge for Aussie dads
The team at the Australian Dads Network has launched a new campaign inviting to dads to #bettereveryday.
Is this the best time in history to be a dad?
The team at the Father Hood are marking Father’s Day 2022 with a presentation on the state of fatherhood.
Father and son Adventures go beneath the surface
Darren Lewis, the father of four adult sons, swapped a life of engineering for adventuring ten years ago.
Who’s taking care of Dads’ Health?
Sunday 4 September 2022 is Father’s Day in Australia and while many of us are wrestling with the annual “what can we get dad?” challenge, we’ve been asking ourselves “who’s taking care of...
Workshop services military men’s health
A workshop for professionals in health and related sectors who encounter military men and veterans in their practice will be held Adelaide in October.
Men’s Lived Experience Network Gaining Momentum
The National Men’s Lived Experience of Suicide Network, first conceived in 2021, is beginning to gain momentum after a successful meeting in July and with two more sessions lined up before the...
Men’s Sheds get funds to mark International Men's Day
Men's Sheds in Western Australia are being offered funding of up to $500 to help them celebrate International Men's Day, on Saturday 19 November 2022.
Join our Know Your Man Facts Campaign
Have you signed up to support our Know Your Man Facts (KYMF) campaign yet?
Snags 4 Dads for Father’s Day
Dads in Distress is heating up the barbecue for Father’s Day on September 4. The nationwide Snags 4 Dads campaign calls on people to hold a simple sausage sizzle to raise awareness for...
Giving a voice to fatherhood: new Dads Group podcast hits the airwaves
Dads Group has launched a new podcast to amplify conversations made in its Digital Dads meetups, as well as to hear from leaders in the fathering field.
15 ways to host an International Men’s Day event
It’s International Men’s Day (IMD) on Saturday 19 November 2022 and our theme in Australia is “Celebrating Mateship”. Our aim is to inspire more men to #MakeTime4Mates.
Time to ask men, R U OK?
R U OK? Day 2022 takes place on Thursday 8 September and it’s a great opportunity to reach out to the men in our lives and ask ‘are you okay?’
Run with Dad for Father’s Day 2022
Run with Dad is a Father’s Day Fun Run that aims to raise awareness about Prostate Cancer. It was established in Darwin by Katie Woolf in 2014 and has continued to gather...
World Suicide Prevention Day, what's your role?
Saturday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day and Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is encouraging everyone to get involved.
Getting more men into nursing means a rethink of gender roles
From The Conversation: Demand for health care is soaring as the population ages, medical treatments become more widely available and more people live with chronic and complex illnesses.
Help make International Men’s Day 22 the best ever
It’s just 100 days until International Men's Day on Saturday 19 November 2022. We'd like your help to make it the biggest ever celebration of International Men’s Day in Australia!
New website for tradies educates about drug usage
A new website launched this month in time for Tradies National Health Month which educates tradies about the impact of drugs.
Leading Men's Health in NSW
In NSW, the 2022 Men's Health Awards highlighted individuals and organisations who are committed to taking action in the men’s health sector.
Leading Men's Health in Victoria
In Victoria, the 2022 Men's Health Awards highlighted individuals and organisations who are committed to taking action in the men’s health sector.
Leading Men's Health in Western Australia
In Western Australia, the 2022 Men's Health Awards highlighted individuals and organisations who are committed to taking action in the men’s health sector.
Leading Men's Health in Tasmania
In Tasmania, the 2022 Men's Health Awards highlighted individuals and organisations who are committed to taking action in the men’s health sector.
Leading Men's Health in South Australia
In the South Australia, the 2022 Men's Health Awards highlighted individuals and organisations who are committed to taking action in the men’s health sector.
Leading Men’s Health in the ACT
In the ACT, the 2022 Men's Health Awards highlighted individuals and organisations who are committed to taking action in the men’s health sector.
Is it time Tasmania had a male suicide prevention plan?
The Department of Health in Tasmania has begun consultations on the development of the next Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy, which will set out its priorities for preventing suicide over the next five...
New report seeks to tackle male cancer inequalities
A new report published by the European Cancer Organisation (ECO) highlights the actions that could be taken to reduce the burden that cancer has on men's health.
Become an AMHF member
As the peak body for men’s health in Australia, the Australian Men’s Health Forum has been championing Australia’s world-leading men’s health sector for around 20 years.
Join the Men’s Health Movement
Supporting the men’s health movement in Australia starts with being informed about what is going on to help men and boys live longer, healthier lives.
Leading Men’s Health in the Northern Territory
In the Northern Territory, the 2022 Men's Health Awards highlighted individuals and organisations who are committed to taking action in the men’s health sector.
Leading Men’s Health in Queensland
The 2022 Men’s Health Awards celebrate the exciting work being done across Australia to help improve the health and wellbeing of men and boys. Some with funding, others not, these individuals and...
Celebrating the 2022 Men’s Health Award Winners
Five national winners and nine People’s Choice Awards were announced in a special men’s health event on Wednesday, bringing to a close the 2022 Men’s Health Awards, presented by the Australian Men’s...
2022 Men’s Health Awards – Winners Announcements
The 2022 Men’s Health Award winners, presented by the Australian Men’s Health Forum, will be announced on Wednesday, July 27.
Charity calls for action as prostate cancer cases up 34%
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has called for an urgent Government review as prostate cancer overtook breast cancer as the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia.
10 projects standing up for Indigenous men's health
This week is National NAIDOC Week (Sunday 3rd July to Sunday 10th July), which celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Help AMHF with an EOFY donation
With one day to go before the end of the financial year, the Australian Men’s Health Forum invites you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to men’s health and to support the...
Voting closed for shortlisted 2022 Men’s Health Awards nominees
Updated July 5, 2022: Voting is has closed for the nominees shortlisted in the 2022 Men’s Health Awards, presented by the Australian Men’s Health Forum.
Vote for the 2022 Indigenous Men’s Health Award
Updated July 22: Voting is now closed for nominees shortlisted for the Indigenous Men’s Health Award in the 2022 Men’s Health Awards, presented by the Australian Men’s Health Forum.
Vote for the 2022 Contribution To Men’s Work Award
Updated July 5, 2022: Voting is now closed for nominees shortlisted for the Contribution to Men's Work Award in the 2022 Men’s Health Awards, presented by the Australian Men’s Health Forum.
Vote for the 2022 Men’s Health Leaders Award
Updated July 5, 2022: Voting is closed for nominees shortlisted for the Men’s Health Leaders Award in the 2022 Men’s Health Awards, presented by the Australian Men’s Health Forum.
Vote for the 2022 Best Men’s Mental Health Project
Updated July 5, 2022: Voting has now closed for nominees shortlisted for the Best Men’s Mental Health Project in the 2022 Men’s Health Awards, presented by the Australian Men’s Health Forum.
Vote for the 2022 Getting Men Moving Award
Updated July 5, 2022: Voting has closed for nominees shortlisted for the Getting Men Moving Award in the 2022 Men’s Health Awards, presented by the Australian Men’s Health Forum.
Men’s Health Awards 2022
Voting has closed for the 2022 Men’s Health Awards presented by the Australian Men’s Health Foundation.
Our Top 10 Men’s Health Week Events
It’s Men’s Health Week this week (Monday 13 June to Sunday 19 June) and to help you decide how to get involved, we’ve picked 10 great events to attend, many of which can be...
Men’s Health Week shines a light on supportive environments
Australians will come together to support the health and wellbeing of men and boys as part of national Men’s Health Week, coordinated by Western Sydney University’s Centre for Male Health.
New website for blokes doing it tough
A new website providing links and resources for men at risk of suicide was launched by the New South Wales Minister for Mental Health, Bronnie Taylor, at Parliament House in Sydney today....
Parents Beyond Breakup endorses Albanese government appointment on suicide prevention
Parents Beyond Breakup has welcomed the focus of the Albanese Government on suicide prevention through the appointment of Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, the Hon Emma McBride MP.
Laying bare stories of survival at new Men’s Health Week exhibition
A new exhibition timed to launch across Men’s Health Week has been developed around men’s lived experience stories around hardship and recovery.
Awards celebrate role of Indigenous men's health workers
The vital role of Indigenous men's health workers will be celebrated at the 2022 Men's Health Awards.
New Men's Health Week fundraiser steps up for prostate cancer
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has launched a new fundraiser for Men’s Health Week, encouraging people to take 49,000 steps from June 13 until June 19 in solidarity with men and...
Opening up to lived experience at Men’s Health Connected
The power of lived experience was on display at Men’s Health Connected on Thursday as men with deeply personal stories talked about the importance of opening up.
Walking proves the winner on Day 2 of Men’s Health Connected
Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk was awarded $1000 on Day 2 of #menshealthconnected on Tuesday in recognition of the positive impact the group is having on local men in Greater Western Sydney....
Four men's projects funded to prevent male suicide
Four national men's health projects have been awarded a total of $17.5m over three years as part of the Federal Government's $114 million National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program (NSPLSP).
What needs to change in men's health
Helping the grassroots men’s health movement to grow is key to improving the state of men’s health in Australia.
Projects that get men moving to share their knowledge at Men's Health Connected
The Australian Men’s Health Forum is highlighting some of the best projects in Australia that use sport, exercise and social connection to improve men's health as part of the Men’s Health Connected online...
Dads at Mealtimes research seeks input from … dads
A researcher from the Queensland University of Technology says men have been neglected in studies that explore parenting and child feeding. PhD student Jeffrey So is hoping to fill the gap in...
Barber shops lead Macedon Ranges campaign to tackle male suicide
Barber shops across the Macedon Ranges are taking part in a new project developed by the Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group to help tackle high rates of male suicide in the...
Mr Perfect first $1000 recipient in Bulk Nutrients Give Back initiative
Mr Perfect is the first winner in the Bulk Gives Back boost to Australian not-for-profits and charities.
May kicks off with Fatherhood symposium
May is a bumper month in men's health, with the Australian Father Research Symposium kicking off the calendar from May 5-6. The deadline to register is Friday April 29.
Men’s Health Week 2022: Building Healthy Environments for Men and Boys
The theme for this year’s Men’s Health Week – from 13-19 June 2022 – is ‘Building Healthy Environments for Men and Boys’.
Men’s health leaders call for an election focus on male suicide
All parties standing in the upcoming Federal Election should commit to taking action to tackle male suicide, says Australia’s peak body for men’s health.
Dads with tatts wanted for new PhdD study
A Western Sydney University PhD student is looking to speak with separated or divorced dads who don’t live with their children full-time, and who may also have tattoos.
HALT sticker campaign reaches workers having a crap day
In the spirit of reaching men in places that men like to frequent, Hope Assistance Local Tradies has launched a sticker campaign on the back of portable toilets.
Leading men’s health body seeks new President
The Australian Men’s Health Forum is seeking a new President to serve on its board and steward the organisation into the next stage of its development.
Jonathan Bedloe and Aaron Meldrum up for major Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Award
Two outstanding Tasmanian leaders in men’s health have been nominated for one of the state’s LIFE Awards for Suicide Prevention.
Dads' food choices impact health of newborns
From the University of Queensland What fathers eat has a lasting effect on the future health of their unborn children, new research has revealed.
The power of Aboriginal men’s group Gooboora celebrated in new video
South Western Sydney Local Health District has released a powerful portrait of an Aboriginal men’s group running in Wellington, a city in the Central Western Slopes region of NSW.
Chew the Fat BBQ roadshow
Save Our Mates is back with a six-stop Chew the Fat BBQ social roadshow for blokes in country South Australia.
Testing different approaches to working with dads
The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is undertaking research around regional Victoria that compares different approaches to working with new fathers.
PCFA welcomes budget backing of prostate testing review
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has praised the Federal Government's funding support to review Australia's clinical practice guidelines on PSA testing.
Budget misses men at risk say charity bosses
Yesterday’s Federal Budget did not address the needs of those most at-risk of suicide, including men, according to Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA), the peak body for the suicide prevention sector.
SAMSN pleads for on-going support to help male survivors of childhood sexual abuse
A leading advocate for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse has called on Government to reinstate funding for peer-led support groups which have helped hundreds of men on the road to recovery....
The greatest challenges facing men’s health: a conversation with AMHF boss Glen Poole
The biggest challenge facing men and boys in Australia is the recognition that men’s health is a social issue, Australian Men’s Health Forum CEO Glen Poole told the hosts of the Penis...
Men's Health Connected 2022 - Save the Date
The Men's Health Connected online gathering is back for a third year running and you can register your intention to take part now.
Connecting through exercise: The Fit Dad Lifestyle
The Australian Men’s Health Forum presents the seventh instalment in our series on health initiatives that help men stay connected through exercise.
Lifting the Kilt on men’s health on the airwaves
A man walks into a pharmacy. “I need a penis pump,” he says. “Are you pulling my leg or what’s going on?” says the pharmacist. The man looks anxious. “I’m not joking,...
Driving health and wellbeing workshops on the road to Gundagai
The not-for-profit Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds Foundation (HHTS) is going on the road in March with a mental outreach health program delivered out of a DAF LF medium rigid truck....
New survey launched - how has COVID impacted men?
The Australian Men’s Health Forum recently held a series of focus groups with practitioners and volunteers who work directly with men, to help us understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on...
$1.62m boost for NSW Men’s Sheds
The NSW Government has promised substantial funding of $1.62m into supporting local men’s sheds.
Men, has the pandemic impacted your mental health?
The Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) is undertaking research on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys in Australia.
Fatherhood Research Symposium 2022 registrations open
One of Australia’s leading conferences on fatherhood returns in May, with options for both physical and virtual attendance.
Connecting through exercise: Exercise and Sports Science Australia
The Australian Men’s Health Forum presents the fifth instalment of our summer series on health initiatives that help men stay connected through exercise.
Connecting through exercise: The HAT TRICK program
The Australian Men’s Health Forum presents the fourth instalment of our summer series on health initiatives that help men stay connected through exercise.Cristina Caperchione knows a thing or two about developing healthy...
Connecting through exercise: Mongrels Men
The Australian Men’s Health Forum presents the second instalment of our summer series on health initiatives that help men stay connected through exercise.
Connecting through exercise: The Man Walk
The Australian Men’s Health Forum presents the first in a summer series on health initiatives that are helping men stay connected through exercise.
Martial arts master on a mission to improve truckies’ fitness and health
Truck driver Hiriwa ‘Tee Man’ TeRangi knows a thing or two about staying fit and would like to pass on his experience to truckies passing through the Gold Coast.
NT grants available to support Men’s Health Week initiatives
The NT Government has re-opened applications for grants worth up to $5000 for projects that support gender equity.
Life saving health checks operation MHERV back on the road in 22
Blokes Health Checks do matter! That’s the message from travelling blokes health checks operation MHERV, also known as the Men’s Health Education Rural Van.
Parents Beyond Break Up looks to extend helpline 24/7
Parents Beyond Breakup (PBB) experienced more than a 30% increase in callers to its helpline at the peak of lockdowns in July, reports the organisation’s new CEO, Gillian Hunt in a year-end...
Fathering Project funding increased to $4m as projects expand in 2022
2021 marked a big year for the Fathering Project, who reached more than 340,000 fathers and father figures across Australia with its programs and services.
International Men’s Day Forum continues to strike a chord with Territory men
Following an emotional inaugural International Men’s Day Forum in 2020, it seemed like a tough act to follow, but the second forum, held in Darwin in November proved that Territory men are...
A promising year in the world of men’s health: AMHF president reflects
The Australian Men’s Health Forum heads into 2022 in a stronger position than it has experienced since the peak body for men’s health was established 20 years ago.
Men’s Health Forum wins new peak body funding
The Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) has been awarded three years of new funding (2022-2025) for its work as the nation’s peak body for men’s health.
The Fathering Project to Coordinate Australian Father of the Year awards
The Australian Father of the Year Awards will be run by the Fathering Project from 2022.
Movember increases funds to existing men’s health initiatives
Movember has allocated AUD$10.38m over the next two years to support the scaling of existing community and workplace men’s health initiatives across Australia, Canada, the UK and Ireland.
Calling all men's groups and men's workers in NSW
Do you run a men's group or are you a practitioner or volunteer working with men in New South Wales? If so, we want to hear from you.
Man Cave report unmasks gaps in the development of boys’ emotional IQ
The latest Insights and Impact report from The Man Cave has highlighted the inadequacy of educators to give boys and young men key emotional and social skills that will support them throughout...
Ballarat Men’s Mental Health takes a male-friendly approach
A new men’s mental health service and online portal has been developed to support men in Ballarat who are struggling and unsure of how, or where to get help.
Government targets suicide prevention funding at male suicide
The Federal Government has announced that it will specifically target men in its latest round of suicide prevention funding.
Boys Do Cry campaign
Boys Do Cry is the message surrounding a powerful campaign which launched this week to address men’s mental health and further break down stereotypes that prevent men from seeking help.
Suicide Prevention Australia advisory group to focus on male suicide
Suicide Prevention Australia, in partnership with the Australian Men’s Health Forum, has received a NSW Government grant of $340,000 over three years to implement a male-targeted suicide prevention project.
International Men’s Day goes mainstream in 2021
Friday 19 November 2021 is International Men’s Day and this year marks a significant shift in the number of key national organisations backing the day.
Diversity Council flags up discrimination against men
Diversity Council Australia (DCA) is promoting flexible working hours for men in the run up to International Men’s Day on Friday 19 November 2021.
ABC promotes programs for blokes on International Men’s Day
Australia national broadcaster, the ABC, has pulled together a collection of more than 20 programs to mark International Men’s Day (Friday 19 November 2021).
Know Your Man Facts for International Men’s Day 2021
Know Your Man Facts is a toolkit series developed by the Australian Men’s Health Forum to bring greater awareness to critical issues facing blokes.
International Men’s Day 2021 shines a light on Men’s Mental Health
International Men’s Day is an opportunity to focus on men, and a day that is marked in around 80 countries.
Men’s Outreach Service Kimberley wins best non-profit award
The Men’s Outreach Service Aboriginal Corporation (MOSAC) has been recognised as Broome’s Best Non-Profit Organisation.
Planning underway for International Men’s Day 2021
International Men’s Day 2021 is four weeks away and events are in full swing to celebrate men and boys in all their diversity around the globe.
New resources released to help those who want to help men
Global Action on Men’s Health (GAMH) has launched a new two-fold resource aimed at helping policymakers and service providers improve the way men are targeted in policies and programs.
First Time Parent Groups fail first time dads, research finds
Playgroups for new parents are an alienating experience for dads, a Warrnambool Deakin University study has found.
Lachie Samuel’s quest to transform the mental health culture in mining
To mark World Mental Health Day on October 10, the Australian Men’s Health Forum presents a conversation with FIFO mental health crusader Lachie Samuel.
Prostate Cancer boss calls for screening guidelines to be updated
With $1.7 million raised to support men and families impacted by prostate cancer through the 2021 Long Run, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia says current guidelines for prostate cancer screening need...
Messages of hope on World Suicide Prevention Day
A thousand people registered for Suicide Prevention Australia's webinar today, listening to messages of hope and progress in the on-going fight to get closer to the Government’s quest for zero-suicide.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2021
Four months ago, the Men’s Health Connected online gathering for 2021 opened with a panel discussion featuring key voices in male suicide prevention in Australia.
Step up and Stamp out Suicide: 25TwoZero
The 25TwoZero community is calling on Australians to walk as many steps as possible on September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day.
Behind Men's Health: Australian Dad's Network
Creating connections within the community is the purpose of the Australian Dads Network, which now has around 2300 members.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month sheds light on the silent killer of men
Every day, 45 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and nine will die with the illness. Of those diagnosed, 72% will not seek help for mental hardship even while experiencing high levels...
More support needed for prisoners ‘going home’
A leading researcher from the City Futures Research Centre at the University of NSW has called for a much greater provision of social housing to people exiting prison.
Putting dads in the picture for Father’s Day 2021
A growing body of qualitative research and practice is shining a light on how to better support dads through parenthood.
Call for males to take part in Buoy Project’s male suicide prevention study
The Buoy Project is a $5.6 million study of male suicide prevention led by Professor Jane Pirkis, Director, Centre for Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.
Men’s Resources Tasmania seeks funding for male-focused health programs
Men’s Resources Tasmania will hold a special vigil on the lawns of Parliament House from 7pm on August 23, calling on the Tasmanian Government to fund a multi-faceted campaign addressing male suicide...
AMHF pushing Man with a Pram for Father’s Day 2021
Man with a Pram is set to have its biggest year in September, with record numbers of events in the pipeline for Father’s Day on September 5.
Vaccine messaging missing the mark for young men says Zac Seidler
Men’s mental health specialist Dr Zac Seidler says messaging that encourages young men to get a COVID-19 vaccine needs to speak more directly to its target audience.
Blokes 6B bonfire gatherings providing social connection for farmers
A portrait of farming life and the mental health challenges experienced by blokes in regional Western Australia featured on the ABC’s current affairs show, 7.30pm on Tuesday.
Black Dog Institute asks for men’s help in calling for help
The Black Dog Institute is calling on men to share their experiences of accessing mental health services.
The burgers are better at Wollongong’s virtual front bar
Greater Sydney’s prolonged lockdown has motivated a Wollongong public bar to deliver its burgers free of charge to blokes struggling with pandemic-induced isolation and anxiety.
ESSA helps men move with new male-specific exercise resource
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has launched a physical fitness and health eBook tailored to men.
2021 Men’s Health Award winners
In one of the strongest and most competitive fields in the history of the Men’s Health Awards presented by the Australian Men’s Health Forum, national winners across five categories were announced alongside...
4 reasons to become an AMHF member today
As the end of the financial year approaches it's a great time to consider becoming a member of the Australian Men's Health Forum (AMHF) in 2021-2022.
Men's Health Awards winners announcement
The winners of the 2021 National Men's Health Awards presented by the Australian Men's Health Forum will be announced at a live event on Tuesday, 29 June at 5pm AEST.
Help AMHF build a better future for men and boys
It’s been a huge 12 months in men’s health and the work being done by the Australian Men’s Health Forum will continue to expand as we continue our mission to create a...
Men’s Health Week 2021 forges deeper connections
Men’s Health Week 2021, from 10-14 May, saw widespread and diverse promotion of men’s health issues in Australia.
Man Cave Academy teaches the art of engaging boys
Educators, youth workers, facilitators, health professionals and sports coaches are invited to take part in a professional development opportunity with The Man Cave.
Bins4Blokes campaign marks World Incontinence Week 2021
It’s World Incontinence Week and the launch of Bins4Blokes, a campaign to raise awareness about male incontinence.
Men's Health Awards 2021: Men's Health Equity Award
We are announcing the shortlists for the 2021 National Men’s Health Awards throughout Men's Health Week, starting June 14, 2021. Today we announce the 10 nominees in the Men's Health Equity category. Work to improve...
New OzHelp podcast hits the road
Coverage about men’s mental health has further increased with the launch of OzHelp’s new podcast for truckies titled Share the Load.
Men's Health Awards 2021: Contribution to Men's Health Research
We are announcing the shortlists for the 2021 National Men’s Health Awards throughout Men's Health Week, starting June 14, 2021. Today we announce the 10 nominees in the Best Contribution to Men’s...
Men's Health Awards 2021: Local Men's Health Champion
We are announcing the shortlists for the 2021 National Men’s Health Awards throughout Men's Health Week, starting June 14, 2021. Today we announce the nine nominees in the Local Men’s Health Champion...
Men's Health Awards 2021: Best New Initiative Shortlist
We are announcing the shortlists for the 2021 National Men’s Health Awards throughout Men's Health Week, starting June 14, 2021. Today we announce the 10 nominees in the Best New Men’s Health...
Men’s Health Awards 2021: Best Content Creator Shortlist
We are announcing the shortlists for the 2021 National Men’s Health Awards throughout Men's Health Week, starting June 14, 2021. First up is the Best Content Creator/Community Builder category. We have eleven...
Men's Health Awards 2021 Shortlists Announced
Shortlists for the 2021 National Men’s Health Awards will be announced during Men's Health Week which starts today, Monday 14 June.
Global men's health leaders send COVID request to WHO
Men's health organisations across four continents have joined forces to call on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to address the "long-established and widely-overlooked problems in men’s health" that the COVID-19 pandemic has...
4 in 5 Australians back more Government funding for men’s issues
Public opinion survey (n=1,250+) released for Men’s Health Week (14 – 20 June) Four in five Australians say they want the Government to invest more money tackling the health and social issues that impact...
Minister commits to male suicide funding at men’s health event
The Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) secured a ministerial commitment to fund male suicide prevention programs at its round table event with Government minister, David Coleman MP, held in the run up...
Share this infographic for Men's Health Week 2021
Men's Health Week starts on Monday 14 June and one way you can help us get Australia talking about men's health is to share these infographics with your networks.
Aussie surf legend jumps on board for Men’s Health Week
Australian surfing legend, Mark 'Occy' Occhilupo, will be co-hosting a series of 'Conversations that Matter' events with our friends at Blokepedia during Men's Health Week (14-20 June 2021) this year.
Great events lined up for Men’s Health Week
It’s Men’s Health Week next week (14-20 June 2021) and there are some great events lined up around Australia.
AMHF hosts round table with Minister for Suicide Prevention
The Australian Men’s Health Forum is launching a Men's Mental Health Charter at a virtual Round Table with the Hon David Coleman MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health...
New toolkit shares key facts about men's heart health
The Australian Men's Health Forum has released a new toolkit on men's heart health as part of its ongoing Know Your Man Facts campaign.
ABC calls for men to share impacts of a health condition
1 June, 2021 ABC Science is calling for men to share real life health stories for a new video series around the theme of, ‘exploring misunderstood men’s health conditions.'
Online library stays open to strengthen men’s health promotion in Australia
A virtual edition of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia has been put together around the theme of strengthening men’s health promotion in Australia.
Men's Health Awards 2021
The Australian Men’s Health Forum is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2021 National Men’s Health Awards.
Men's Health Connected 2021 hits the spot
The Men's Health Connected 2021 Online Gathering proved to be a huge success among attendees.
Government budget overlooks men say Suicide Prevention leaders
The lead organisation for suicide prevention in Australia has spoken out about the lack of action on male suicide prevention in last week’s Federal Budget.
A patient response to nursing for men’s health
Men’s Health Connected examined the ins and outs of nursing and men’s health on Thursday, highlighting the case studies and programs that were ticking boxes when it came to effectively reaching blokes....
Moving forward with men’s health
The Men’s Health Sector came together at Men’s Health Connected on Wednesday to reflect on advances in men’s health and what needs to happen to improve outcomes for men and boys in...
Learning about Men’s Health Literacy
Men’s Health Literacy was front and centre on day two of the Men’s Health Connected online gathering on Tuesday, where researchers, health practitioners and program organisers discussed the best approach to reaching...
What needs to change in male suicide prevention?
Day 1 of Men’s Health Connected Online Gathering 2021 began with some strong messages delivered by leaders in male suicide prevention on Monday.
Conference focuses on priority populations of men
The Men’s Health Connected online gathering concludes on Friday 14 May with a focus on work to improve the lives and health of diverse populations of men.
Building Men's Health Literacy
The Men’s Health Connected online gathering is putting male health literacy and men’s health promotion on the agenda with a day-long event called 'Building Men’s Health Literacy.'
Experts gather for online male suicide conference
Suicide kills 9 people a day, 7 men and 2 women. Closing the gap between male suicide and female suicide would save nearly 1,700 lives a year.
Celebrating men's health champions
Australia’s men’s health sector has been getting together at the National Men’s Health Gathering since 1995.
PM’s adviser calls for action to tackle male suicide
The Prime Minister’s National Suicide Prevention Adviser has called on all Governments in Australia to make preventing male suicide a priority.
Men's Health Connected is back in May 2021
Men’s Health Connected returns from 10-14 May 2121, bringing together leaders in men’s health for a free week-long online summit. We will be announcing speakers shortly, but reserve the date in your calendar...
New Push4Men fundraiser to push off in June
The Australian Men’s Health Forum is excited to host a new fundraiser that will push the power of staying strong to prevent men’s heart disease.
Free conference tackles older male suicide
People who work with older men are invited to take part in a free online conference focusing on preventing suicide in older men.
Spotlight on Nursing for Men’s Health
There are more than 350,000 nurses working in Australia and they play a major role in improving men and boys’ health.
Connecting the dots across Men’s Health Week 2021
Few would argue that these past 18 months have been among the most challenging Australia has ever faced. Droughts, fires, floods and a global pandemic have provided the backdrop to unprecedented economic upheaval, restrictions...
Seidler helping clinicians, helping men - Suicide Prevention Summit
Dr Zac Seidler joins the 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit on 16 May to discuss ‘the short window of opportunity’ clinicians have to engage with men who seek professional help for mental health...
New birthing resource fills the gap for supporting expectant dads
Steven Kennedy was finishing up a graduate diploma in renewable energy engineering when his career pathway – and personal life – took a dramatic turn. At 49, he became a father to...
Health in Gear website for truckies hits the road
A new website geared to helping truck drivers look after their health and wellbeing launched this week.
Saints pay tribute to Danny Frawley with mental health initiative
Aussie Rules Football begins this week, and the Round 2 match between St Kilda and Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on March 27 will pay tribute to the late Danny ‘Spud’ Frawley with...
Grab Life by the Pies
In what is set to become an annual tradition, bakeries across Queensland, NSW, ACT, SA and Victoria are joining Pyneys Pie Days this weekend, to Grab a mate and Grab a Pie....
Invitation to prepare a book chapter on male health promotion strategies
A group of leading academics has called for contributions to an edited collection which aims to draw on global expertise to ‘identify, discuss and debate health promotion strategies that aim to improve...
Man Up arrives in Tasmania
As well as being the title of a 2015 rom com with an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Man Up is also a 3 x 1 hour documentary series funded by Movember...
New Mental Game series lays bare top athletes' struggles
Movember has formed a partnership with Canadian sportscaster Sportsnet to produce stories with champion ice hockey players that candidly address their mental health challenges.
Serving up a table of volunteers
The Men’s Table launched a Volunteer Development program this month as a way of expanding its successful service aimed at growing social connection and camaraderie among men.
Aussie-Fit repeats with heart health goals
Aussie-FIT, a program set against a popular sports environment and designed to help men achieve better health, is back to support men with a history of heart disease.
Putting Heavy Vehicle Drivers in Top Gear
The national suicide prevention organisation OzHelp is designing a new program for Aussie truck drivers to help increase their capacity to look after their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Country man runs 42kms a week for men’s health
Father of two Daniel Kelsey has lived all his life near Echuca, approximately 200kms north of Melbourne. In his day job at nearby Tongala, Daniel helps put together food packs for hospitals,...
Movember’s Family Man breaks down the barriers to upskilling dads
No more dodgy parenting advice … so begins Movember’s new website Family Man.
Checking in on WA Men's Health and Wellbeing Policy
In June 2019 the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy was launched after successful lobbying by the men’s health sector in WA.
Understanding masculinity: call for research participants
Melbourne PhD researcher Sarah McCook is seeking to understand how men in Australia experience masculinity in their daily lives and relationships.
Save Aussie Men campaign straight to Canberra
Save Aussie Men, AMHF’s campaign calling on the Morrison Government to tackle men’s suicide head on, is soon to close.
Men’s Health Connected connects across You Tube
Men’s Health Connected was AMHF’s response to COVID-19 in 2020. ‘If we can’t hold the National Men’s Health Gathering in its 25th year,” reasoned CEO Glen Poole, ‘we’ll take it online.’
Run with us for men’s health in 2021
The Australian Men’s Health Forum is on the hunt for 10 people to form a marathon running team to take part in the Gold Coast Marathon this July.
Have your say, tell us how we’re doing
The Australian Men’s Health Forum is asking members and supporters to take a quick online survey to tell us how we’re doing.
Emotions run freely at inaugural men’s Forum in Darwin
It was only a few months ago, but Darwin-based event organiser Rebecca Forrest is still amazed and delighted at the response to the inaugural International Men’s Day forum she staged on November...
New antenatal program fills in the gaps for gay dads
Sydney-based midwife Rachael Matthews has developed a program to support same-sex couples who are transitioning to parenthood.
Glen Poole interviewed on new Woke Bloke podcast
If COVID-19 has a silver lining, it has reminded us of the key factors that underpin wellness and mental health.
Counting the ways AMHF counts in a turbulent year
A quick look back at the past 12 months is a surreal exercise. The summer bushfires that ravaged Australia and destroyed rare habitats; the global COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the world;...
Dear Santa, help us improve the lives of men and boys in 2021
As the end of 2020 approaches – one that will forever be marked as the year COVID-19 turned the world upside down - the Australian Men’s Health Forum has continued to shine...
AMHF closes on a big year: President’s Report
“To say that 2020 has been a challenging year is a grand understatement.” So begins AMHF president Greg Millan in his first report to the Board’s Annual General Meeting on December 10,...
Banksia Project calls for rural facilitators
The Banksia Project, focused on early intervention in mental health, is looking for male leaders to run its ground-breaking Growth Rooms throughout rural NSW, Qld and Victoria.
AMHF launches campaign to Save Aussie Men
The Australian Men's Health Forum is calling on the Morrison Government to develop a national plan to tackle male suicide in Australia.
AMHF publishes '10-step guide' to developing male-friendly services
International best practice tells us that one of the key ways to improve men's access to healthcare is by developing male-friendly services. This was acknowledged in Australia’s first National Male Health Policy, which...