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."
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...
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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...
Menslink’s Martin Fisk recognised in Australia Day honours
Menslink has mentored thousands of you men and families through tough times. Last week, its CEO Martin Fisk was recognised in the Australia Day honours with a Medal of the Order of...
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....
Top marks for Menslink in second impact survey
The results are in for the second impact survey conducted by the Canberra-based program for young males, Menslink.
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...