Voting opens for shortlisted 2022 Men’s Health Awards nominees
Voting is now open for nominees shortlisted in the 2022 Men’s Health Awards, presented by the Australian Men’s Health Forum.
Men’s Health Awards 2022
Nominations have closed for the 2022 Men’s Health Awards presented by the Australian Men’s Health Foundation.
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.
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....
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...
Coronavirus isolation puts men at risk of suicide say men’s health experts
Social isolation from COVID19 (coronavirus) needs to be carefully managed to avoid an increase in male suicide deaths, Australia’s peak body for men’s health has warned.
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 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.
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...
Men’s Health Literacy Check-Up: Ten to Men releases final insights report
While 95% of Australian men considered their health to be important, around 30% don’t get an annual check-up.
Australian College of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain more males
A notable contribution to International Men’s Day on 19 November 2020 was the Australian College of Nursing, who acknowledged the men "whose expertise and compassion is pivotal to improving the health and...
Record number of events mark International Men's Day 2020
International Men’s Day 2020, held on Thursday 19 November 2020, saw the biggest celebration of the day in Australia with more than 50 activities taking place in every State and Territory across...
Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing opens in NT
Masonic Charities, the charitable arm of Freemasons SA and NT, is contributing $1.8 million over three years towards a new centre in Darwin specialising in men’s health research.
Men’s online health directory launched in WA
A comprehensive men’s health directory was launched on International Men’s Day, listing key service providers and organisations supporting men’s health in Australia.
With men in mind: Pete Shmigel on Male Suicide Prevention
Sometimes, the obvious just gets overlooked.
Flying in and out of life, and back in again: Lachie Samuel’s story of survival
Lachie Samuel knows a thing or two about remote, casual work. The Fly-In-Fly-Out life (FIFO) and Drive-in-Drive-Out (DIDO) life sounded appealing when, as a 19-year-old in 2009 Lachie followed his brother out...
PM’s suicide advisor calls for Men’s Action Plan
The Prime Minister’s National Suicide Prevention Advisor Christine Morgan has called for all Governments in Australia to fund and develop action plans to tackle male suicide.
Celebrating International Men’s Day 2020
Barefoot bowls, a young men’s mental health webinar, virtual lunches and in-person breakfasts … the number of ways to celebrate men on November 19 is growing across Australia.
Men invited to Have a Yack at new Hobart event
A group of powerhouse men’s organisations have thrown their might behind The Big Yack men’s health event next week.
MP predicts tsunami of hardship for male workers
Melbourne Labor frontbencher Clare O’Neil says men have been let down by political point scoring during the coronavirus pandemic, and predicts male unemployment will surpass women’s economic hardship in the current climate....
Blokes going below the surface on World Psoriasis Day
It’s a medical condition that rarely surfaces in the public domain, but on World Psoriasis Day, October 29, an important video has been released supporting men with the condition.
TV Psychiatrist calls on PM to fund male suicide prevention
Psychiatrist and media commentator Dr Tanveer Ahmed has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to take action to prevent male suicide in Australia.
Male suicides hit record high in 2019
Suicide killed a record number of people in Australia in 2019 according to data released by the Australia Bureau of Statistics today (Friday 23 October 2020).
Getting under the bonnet of men's mental health
Andamooka, in far north South Australia, is the setting of a new illustrated ebook that explores men’s relationships with each other in an Australian outback opal town.
Multicultural Men’s Group launched in SA
The Multicultural Communities Council of SA launched the Multicultural Men’s Group of SA on October 10 to advocate and support men from Australia’s diverse and multicultural backgrounds by providing them a ‘safe...
Junto Men's Hub starts Man-Made revolution
A Man Made Revolution is underway encompassing a series of events that will test those game enough to show up but with a gradient level of physical output, all with the goal...
The 10 Habits of Mentally Healthy Men - #10 Be Supported
Having access to help-giving support services if you need them can help you stay mentally healthy. These may include helplines, support groups, a doctor or a mental health professional.
The 10 Habits of Mentally Healthy Men - #9 Be Resilient
According to the Mayo Clinic, being resilient can help protect you from various mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Resilience can also help you navigate and cope with life challenges...
The 10 Habits of Mentally Healthy Men - #8 Be Strong
While weight-training is recommended for optimal health - providing it is safe for you to do so - lifting dumb bells is not what we had in mind when we listed the...
The 10 Habits of Mentally Healthy Men - #7 Be Challenged
Gregg Harris from Adelaide in South Australia has walked 100kms for men’s mental health this month. According to his @Gtrain1833 Twitter feed, it’s been pretty gruelling.
The 10 Habits of Mentally Healthy Men - #6 Be A Legend
Helping others increases social wellbeing and comes in many forms. It can be as simple as giving up your seat to someone on public transport, making a donation to someone on the...
The 10 Habits of Mentally Healthy Men - #5 Be Outdoors
The power of being outdoors is universally accepted as nature’s way of creating mental health benefits. Which is why so many successful mental health programs are taking men out of their living...
The 10 Habits of Mentally Healthy Men - #4 Be Happy
It is said that good mental health enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life and our environment – and making time to do more of the things we enjoy, can help...
The 10 Habits of Mentally Healthy Men - #2 Be Active
Exercise comes in many forms … as do the people who regularly prioritise exercise. Daily exercise has astonishing benefits for the body and mind. It stimulates chemicals that improve your mood and...
The 10 Habits of Mentally Healthy Men – #1 Be Healthy
Sounds straight forward enough right? Just ‘be healthy.’ As a starting point, to be healthy is to look at how you are treating your physical body. Not only is that a wise...
10 Reasons Government’s Injury Strategy Must Target Men
Nearly 11,000 people are killed by accidents and injuries in Australia every year, with men accounting for 2 in 3 deaths.
Blokepedia to pilot new workplace health program for men
Blokepedia is partnering with Western Sydney University for a pilot workplace program that targets men to help them optimise their social, emotional and physical health.
Accidentally left out? Government injury strategy ignores men
The Government’s long-term plan to reduce accidents and injuries fails to target men and boys, despite the fact that the majority of victims of accidental death are male, says a new report...
AMHF customer feedback survey
Are you a health professional who’s accessed some of the resources produce by the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF)? Do you want a chance to win $500? If so then please consider...
Ten to Men report on the mental health of Australian males
Only a quarter of men said they would be likely or very likely to seek help from a mental health professional if they experienced an emotional or personal problem, report the authors...
AMHF CEO Glen Poole launches Tri-fundraiser for men's health
Guess who's TRI-ing to raise money for men's health?
Bins 4 Blokes: it’s in the can
Camden Councillor Cindy Cagney is pushing to have incontinence bins installed in the region’s public toilets to support men needing to dispose of pads when they are out and about.
Mates in Construction 5 mill funding boost
MATES in Construction Qld and NT have been award $5 million in funding over the next five years.
New Penis Project Podcast out to make waves
AMHF Men’s Health Award winner Jo Milios and her colleague Melissa Hadley Barrett are soon to launch a new podcast that will answer any questions or problems relating to men's private parts....
Five actions to prevent male suicide
On World Suicide Prevention Day 2020, AMHF, the peak body for men’s health, published a report calling for a National Male Suicide Prevention Strategy.
Five reasons we need a male suicide prevention strategy
In July 2019, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that his Government would make suicide prevention a key priority and appointed a National Prevention Adviser, Christine Morgan, to drive a whole-of-government approach to...
The case for a National Male Suicide Prevention Strategy
The Australian Men's Health Forum is calling on the Government to develop a national plan to prevent male suicide.
5 key barriers to preventing male suicide
What is stopping Australia from developing a male suicide prevention strategy? It is well established among men’s health researchers that approaches that take account of gender differences and male sensibilities are much...
The 5 social factors that shape male suicide
Twelve years ago the founding president of the Australian Men’s Health Forum, Professor John Macdonald, challenged a popular belief that most suicides are the result of depression or other mental illness.
10 ways male suicide is different from female suicide
Male suicide is often different from female suicide and initiatives to prevent suicide should reflect gender differences, says a new report to be released on Thursday, 10 September, on World Suicide Prevention...
Dads in Distress tops 'trusted rankings' list for separated dads
The suicide prevention charity, Parents Beyond Breakup, has undertaken a survey to explore which organisations and entities separated dads most trust when seeking help after breaking with a partner.
Celebrating dads: New dads to be screened for depression
For the first time in Australia, new fathers will be screened for depression through a state health service. With a $2.4 million grant from the Health Innovation Fund, NSW Health has launched...
Valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young Men video released
A Lowitja Institute project led by Dr Mick Adams has culminated in a powerful video showing the role of culture, law and community in turning young men into leaders.
New online campaign supports men wanting to reduce drinking
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has launched a campaign supporting men who want to reduce their alcohol intake, following an ACT survey that reported a third of men wanted...
Men in Flight Fly program nets funding boost
The Fly Program has been awarded $42,900 to deliver a series of men's mental health programs in the fire-afflicted Snowy Monaro region, NSW.
Celebrating dads: Father’s Day Project tackles the Big 3
While commercial marketing focuses on selling bags of dad-favourite confectionary in oversized dad packs or cooking a meaty meal high in saturated fats on September 6, Father's Day is an opportunity to...
Easy Riders go solo for men’s mental health
The long-running Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride fundraiser for prostate cancer and men’s mental health will go ahead on September 27 as a solo rider’s event to comply with social distancing restrictions under the...
Celebrating dads: How Covid-19 has changed fathering forever
The new Global Dad Survey from Suit Tie Stroller has highlighted some positive side effects of the COVID-19 lockdown, with many dads saying they would like to continue being at home for...
National Commissioner role formalised for veteran suicide prevention
The Attorney General Christian Porter today announced legislation to pave the way for a National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention.
Bringing out the mullet for mental health
While November is the time to be growing moustaches in the interests of raising awareness about men’s health, September has been declared mullet month by the Black Dog Institute.
Sydney men share stories of resilience
Western Sydney University researchers have partnered with South Western Sydney Local Health District for Tackling the Challenge: Talking Men’s Health, which encourages men in south west Sydney to share stories of resilience.
Working with Warriors new podcast
The team at the Regional Men’s Health Initiative have launched a new Working with Warriors podcast, addressing the key men’s health issues they promote in the physical world when driving around regional,...
Cameron Daddo launches My MensTeam
Australian television personality Cameron Daddo has launched a new website encouraging men to form teams in their local community where can talk openly and be accountable to each other.
My Shadow is Pink breaks gender stereotypes
The best-selling author of a new children’s book that tackles gender stereotypes has raised enough funds through crowd sourcing to turn his son’s story into an animated film.
Alone Together study explores responses to COVID-19
Researchers from the University of Sydney are examining the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of Australians.
MHERV video wins national Rotary prize
A video showing the work of travelling men’s health van MHERV has won a national Rotary competition.
New guide for men living with COVID
The UK-based Men’s Health Forum has produced a guide for men filled with advice on living in the time of coronavirus.
Men’s Sheds support continues as Round 20 grants announced
Amid handouts to Australians coping with loss of income owing to the coronavirus, there’s welcome news for those Men’s Sheds across the country who received additional funding through the recently announced National...
Reforming 'dad leave' is a baby step towards greater gender equality
Grattan Institute research published today shows the average 25-year-old woman who goes on to have a child can expect to earn A$2 million less by the time she is 70 than the...
Riding the waves to mental health in Yamba
Yamba, on the NSW North Coast, is famous around the world for its surf breaks, perfect beaches and a gentle night-time buzz. It is now the latest home of a growing program...
Debunking the myths of low testosterone in blokes
Professor Gary Wittert has debunked the myth of male menopause and says health practitioners who advocate the use of testosterone replacement therapy are selling men short and missing serious underlying medical challenges....
The Long Run launched for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has launched a new fund-raising campaign called “The Long Run”, which calls on people to run, walk or wheel 72km during September to raise awareness and...
Unmasked: one man’s story to living a purposeful life
A breakdown and hospitalisation 12 months ago set Brisbane management consultant Peter Bell on a new path away from his committed career as a property analyst. Compelled to push himself his entire 38...
Aussie men missing the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer
“What happened to me reminds me of how a sequence of low probability events can generate a fatal air crash.” These are the words of a man late to a serious prostate...
New Men’s Group manual released
Freelance writer Paddy Murray has compiled a guidebook for running men’s groups. Titled, Men’s Group Leadership: A resource manual for excellence, Murray says the project has been six years in the making....
Greg Smith on the Man Walk move in Tasmania
Men Care Too founder Greg Smith is taking the Man Walk concept to Tasmania, calling for walkers around Ulverstone on the northern coast. A full-time carer for his mother, Greg told The...
Uncle Doug Mooney mentors young males with backyard boxing program
Retired Indigenous boxer Doug Mooney is continuing his fight to mentor teenage boys in northern Queensland. Uncle Doug, 72, forced into early retirement after a spell of bad fortune – including the...
Sons of the West continues online
The successful Western Bulldogs Community Foundation’s Sons of the West program has moved online for eight weeks, starting on 13 July at 4.30pm.
LGBTI+ and CALD round tables conclude Men's Health Connected
The month-long Men’s Health Connected online summit concludes this week with two events running in a round table format on Monday 29 June and Tuesday 30 June.
Donate now to men's health: let's create a healthier future for men and boys
If you want to show your support for our work to improve the lives and health of men and boys in Australia, why not consider making a tax deductible donation of $2...
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...
Men's Health TV: see what you missed
This year during Men’s Health Week (June 15 – June 21 2020) the Australian Men’s Health Forum launched Men’s Health TV. Around 50 guests took part in 15 programs across the week...
Online summit turns to men working in caring roles
Men are under-represented in a variety of care settings including early childhood education, nursing, paid and unpaid care work and parenting. On Friday June 26, the Men’s Health Connected Online Summit explores...
Men’s Health Connected examines working with young males
The Men’s Health Connected online summit continues on Thursday June 25 with a focus on what is being done to improve the lives and health of young men today.
Getting Connected with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health
The Men’s Health Connected online summit resumes on Monday 22 June with a two-day focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health.
National 2020 Men’s Health Award winners announced
The winners of the National 2020 Men’s Health Awards were named today across five categories.
NACCHO calls on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males to focus on their health
NACCHO, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, has called on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males to focus on their health after two months of COVID-19 enforced isolation.
Mary O’Brien wins Queensland 2020 Men’s Health Award
Mary O’Brien, founder of Are You Bogged Mate? has taken out the 2020 Men’s Health Award for Queensland.
Sally McDonnell wins NT 2020 Men’s Health Award
Registered OzHelp nurse Sally McDonell has won the Northern Territory 2020 Men’s Health Award.
Anthony Hart wins South Australia 2020 Men’s Health Award
Anthony Hart, founder of Save Our Mates, has taken out the 2020 Men’s Health Award for South Australia.
Jo Milios wins WA 2020 Men’s Health Award
Men’s health physiotherapist Jo Milios has won the Western Australia 2020 Men’s Health Award.
Mitch McPherson wins Tasmania 2020 Men's Health Award
Mitch McPherson, founder of SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY, has won the Tasmania 2020 Men’s Health Award.
The Tough Guy Book Club wins Victoria 2020 Men’s Health Award
The Tough Guy Book Club has taken out the 2020 Men’s Health Award for Victoria.
The Man Walk wins NSW 2020 Men’s Health Award
The Man Walk has won the 2020 Men’s Health Award for NSW.
Pip Seldon wins ACT 2020 Men’s Health Award
Pip Seldon, founder of The Healthy Tradie Project, has taken out the 2020 Men’s Health Award for the ACT.
5 online events to attend during Men’s Health Week
It’s Men’s Health Week from Monday 15 June to Sunday 21 June, and this year because of COVID-19 there will be fewer events in the “real world” but more online events than...
New directions in male suicide prevention webinar
Suicide Prevention Australia is hosting a webinar on male suicide prevention during Men’s Health Week (Monday 15 to Sunday 21 June) as part of its Connect 2020 webinar series.
Body health and mental health: what's the connection?
How does body health affect your mental health and how can your mental health affect your body health? This is the question posed by a panel of speakers brought together by Healthy...
Log on for a conversation about men that matters
Blokepedia – a project that provides opportunities for men to talk about issues and topics that impact their lives – is running one of its popular Conversations That Matter events during Men’s Health Week,...
Men’s Health TV hits the airwaves during Men’s Health Week
This week - Men’s Health Week (15 - 21 Sunday 21 ) – sees the launch of a new online platform for men called Men’s Health TV.
Shortlisted nominations for Local Men's Health Hero Award
View the shortlisted nominations for the Local Men's Hero Award in the 2020 Men's Health Awards.
Shortlisted nominations announced for the Best Men's Group or Program
Find out more about the shortlisted nominations for the for the Best Men's Group or Program award in the 2020 Men's Health Awards.
Shortlisted nominations for Women Working in Men's Health Award
Find out more about the women who were shortlisted for a Men's Health Award 2020 in the category of Women Working in Men's Health Award.
Shortlisted nominations announced for Significant Response to COVID-19
Find out more about the groups who were shortlisted for a Men's Health Award 2020 in the category of Significant Response to COVID-19.
Shortlisted nominations announced for Best Men's Lived Experience speaker
Find out more about the men who were shortlisted for a Men's Health Award 2020 in the category of Best Lived Experience Speaker.
Vote for Men's Health Award 2020 finalists!
Voting is now open to vote for the Men's Health Awards 2020 finalists.
Men's Health Awards 2020 networking event
The winners of the 2020 National Men's Health Awards will be announced during Men's Health Week (from Monday 15 June) starting with the regional winners in every State and Territory.
Summit gives men a sporting chance of good health
How can we engage more men and boys in programs that improve their health? According to the National Men’s Health strategy, investing in outreach programs that seek to connect with men at...
What’s the current state of older men’s mental health in Australia?
How is COVID-19 impacting the mental health of men over 65? What are the key things we can do to keep older mentally well and healthy? These are some of the big...
Working together towards Reconciliation
The Australian Men’s Health Forum is proud to mark this year’s National Reconciliation week under the theme is “In This Together”.
Male suicide debate starts Men's Health Connected summit
Winter has arrived and with it the first event of the month-long online Men’s Health Connected summit focusing on male suicide.
Online conference spotlights rural men’s health initiatives
Men and boys living in rural and remote areas are at increased risk of a range of physical illnesses, injuries, mental ill-health and suicide. As part of the Men’s Health Connected online...
Primary Health Networks join Men’s Health Connected online summit
In recent years there has been a marked increase in publicly funded initiatives that target male suicide. Much of this work has be commissioned by Primary Health Networks (PHNs). As part of the...
Men’s Health Connected Summit Day 3: Time to develop a male suicide strategy?
AMHF has gathered an expert panel on Day 3 of the Men's Health Connected online summit to discuss the question: “Is it time to develop a national male suicide strategy?”
Great debate on male suicide to start Men’s Health Connected Summit
Five of the leading voices in male suicide prevention will get together for a “Big Debate” next week as they wrestle with the question “How Do We Make Male Suicide a National...
Join the movers in Men’s Mental Health
On Saturday, June 6, AMHF’s Men’s Health Connected Online Summit will bring together some of the most passionate, committed and diverse groups in a daylong dive into the fast-moving men’s mental health...
Men’s Health Connected Online Summit for month of June
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.
Suicide deaths could surge post COVID-19
The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre has forecast a significant surge in suicides as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Last Time I Cried videos feature footy stars
The AFL has partnered with a health insurance company to produce a series of videos that explore male vulnerability.
New dads wanted for New Dad Project
Griffith University has launched a new research project on fatherhood and wants to hear from men who have, or are becoming dads for the first time.
AMHF 2020 Men's Health Awards open for nominations
The Australian Men's Health Forum is calling for nominations for the 2020 Men's Health Awards. Tell us who you think deserves to win an Award for their work in men’s health. This...
24/7 help line opens for Aboriginal men
Dardi Munwurro has transformed its services to digital in a bid to address the need for immediate help during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
Fathering channel for dads
The Fathering Project has launched a channel specifically for dads to help them adjust and make the most of parenting solely from the confines of home.
How are men’s health services coping with COVID-19?
Join the Australian Men’s Health Forum for our first zoom webinar as we reveal the results of our recent men’s health survey to find out how the men’s health sector has been...
COLIV19, a Gotcha4Life antidote to social isolation
The men’s health organisation Gotcha 4 Life, has come up with a novel way of combating the social side effects of COVID-19’s distancing rules, launching a COLIV19 campaign.
Looking to find new moMENtum
They had plans to create ‘generational change’ by facilitating environments that educate, support and empower men to improve the quality of their lives.
Letter to a new father during the pandemic
Associate professor Richard Fletcher from the University of Newcastle has issued a heartfelt letter to new and soon-to-be fathers who may be experiencing more stress, anxiety and other disturbing feelings connected to...
Parents Beyond Breakup identifies heightened coronavirus-related suicide risk with dads
Parents Beyond Breakup is calling for assistance to help with the fallout of COVID-19 and its impact on separated dads.
Caring for men’s mental health in the time of COVID-19
While Australia and the world increasingly shuts down to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever people are asking how they can maintain physical and mental well-being in the face of...
National Men’s Health Gathering 2020 postponed
The National Men’s Health Gathering 2020, scheduled to be held in Melbourne in May, has been postponed in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus gender health gap needs further investigation say scientists
Reports continue to emerge that men are significantly more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women. The commonly held perception that more men smoke and this makes them more susceptible along with other lifestyle...
How crocodiles are keeping old men safe from suicide
Crocodiles can help keep older men safe from suicide according to researchers at the University of South Australia.
COVID-19 Global Men's Health update
Our friends at Global Action for Men's Health (GAMH) have provided an international update on some of the links between coronavirus (COVID-19) and gender in their latest news bulletin.
Men's health initiatives scale back in face of coronavirus
In the past 24-hours a number of men's health initiatives have begun to scale back their programs in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
How are men’s groups responding to COVID-19?
By now everyone’s heard of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the great loo roll-buying outbreak of March 2020.
The Guts, Grit and the Grind of men’s book publishing
Continuing the male-friendly approach of connecting with men in their own language, a new book on men’s mental health has hit the bookstores called ‘Guts, Grit & Grind: A Mental Mechanics Manual.’...