Survey On Government Strategy

Q1. How can we empower men and boys?

In its Draft Men's Health Strategy, the Government says it wants to improve men’s health by empowering men and boys. What action do you think we can we take to empower men and boys to live healthier lives? For more information see:

    answered 2020-12-07 08:52:26 +1000
    Q: Q7. Supporting men in distress
    A: being disconected from my family. having a daughter that wants nothing to do with us is very difficult. having a son inlaw that won’t, can’t help is very hurtful. they don’t have to do anything. meanwhile i suffer.
    answered 2020-12-07 08:50:34 +1000
    Q: Q6. Supporting fathers and fatherhood
    A: we need to reming male children that they have responsibilities. at school we need to teach more than the three r’s. we need to teach social interaction.boys are boys, girls are girls. parents are important, grand parents are important. families, siblings, cousins aunts and uncles are very very important.
    answered 2020-12-07 08:48:29 +1000
    Q: Q5. Building men’s social connections
    A: i have a good support network,and i have a brother that needs the help i give’s only a phone call but it helps me knowing that i can help him.
    answered 2020-12-07 08:46:31 +1000
    Q: Q4. Helping men and boys make healthy transitions
    A: we need to be reminded who we are, where we come from. we are losing our positions. families are not important anymore, so as i am not impacted it doesn’t matter. that is a big part of the problem.people don’t care.
    answered 2020-12-07 08:44:20 +1000
    Q: Q3. Breaking down the barriers to good health
    A: men used to have to be men, that isn’t a bad thing. however we are losing our jobs. families don’t have to be dependant on men and fathers anymore. ok that may or may not be the worse thing. we have to get back to the fact that females are females, have jobs that only they should do, same with men, men have things that they do that woman should not have to. it’s not a derogatary delineation it’s how it is. men need to be men and the same for woman, woman need to be woman, it’s not rocket science. but society has blurred the lines. we are made to conform.
    answered 2020-12-07 08:40:41 +1000
    Q: Q2. Making health services work for men and boys
    A: i think having direct access to physc services, so being able to make an appointment with a physcologist directly with out a referal i think would make getting help easier.
    answered 2020-12-07 08:37:59 +1000
    Q: Q1. How can we empower men and boys?
    A: .in our society people aren’t allowed to be empowered. because of all the pc crap. we can’t say anything to anyone because they might get offended. people don’t want to talk about what is bothering them because it might display a weakness. people don’t care anymore, don’t want to be responsible for their actions, have no skills on how to resolve a negative situation. families are fractured and people are fine with that. money is a major factor in peoples lives, both parents are working because of need or want. houses are way to expensive, the cost of living is exhorbitant. all preasures people can do without. greed is a major problem in our society.
    answered 2018-10-22 11:02:01 +1000
    Q: Q8. Hearing men’s voices
    A: Every man is an individual and every experience is unique
    answered 2018-10-22 11:01:28 +1000
    Q: Q7. Supporting men in distress
    A: Listen Listen Listen… support the partners to listen
    answered 2018-10-22 11:01:03 +1000
    Q: Q6. Supporting fathers and fatherhood
    A: Help them share their anxiety and confusion
    answered 2018-10-22 11:00:36 +1000
    Q: Q5. Building men’s social connections
    A: Encourage them to engage with parents of their children’s friends/ volunteer
    answered 2018-10-22 10:59:51 +1000
    Q: Q4. Helping men and boys make healthy transitions
    A: Going to University/ Becoming a Husband are big entry pathways into the new world. How about some mentoring.. guidance to know what will be different so that they can forge their own path
    answered 2018-10-22 10:58:43 +1000
    Q: Q3. Breaking down the barriers to good health
    A: Men are too focused on making the situation better. Show them how taking care of themselves will enable that.
    answered 2018-10-22 10:57:40 +1000
    Q: Q2. Making health services work for men and boys
    A: Ask the question. How does this health condition impact on you as a man?
    answered 2018-10-22 10:56:50 +1000
    Q: Q1. How can we empower men and boys?
    A: We need to “show” our boys and men that being vulnerable is a key to growth. We are too often ashamed of our feelings and preconceived responses to societal situations and we need to empower every man to search for their meaning by engaging with their relationships.
    answered 2018-10-19 21:45:00 +1000
    Q: Q4. Helping men and boys make healthy transitions
    A: I think the most important transition areas are
    answered 2018-10-19 21:41:18 +1000
    Q: Q3. Breaking down the barriers to good health
    A: Education on the information and procedures on what health services are available and how to access them.
    answered 2018-10-19 21:38:38 +1000
    Q: Q2. Making health services work for men and boys
    A: First to keep the understanding clear, this forum was set up as a men’s health group if boys are to be included, our name should be AUSTRALIAN MALE HEALTH FORUM.This then covers all men and no need to have any group of men such as The 9 At-Risk Groups having any extra benefits, priority or treatment but treated as males.
    Boys should be grouped under a child catergory or with children and its own funding.
    answered 2018-10-19 21:05:59 +1000
    Q: Q1. How can we empower men and boys?
    A: 5608
    answered 2018-10-16 18:17:06 +1000
    Q: Q10. What actions will improve men’s health?
    A: Start early with education, get the message to young boys in primary school, secondary school, Uni and the workplace and in retirement.
    answered 2018-10-16 18:13:49 +1000
    Q: Q9. Including men and boys in gender equity work
    A: I have no comment as I am not familiar with this topic.
    answered 2018-10-16 18:13:02 +1000
    Q: Q8. Hearing men’s voices
    A: Yes very much so. Men need to be encouraged to stand up and speak out, celebrities and sports people who suffer disease and illness need to be telling their story, we hear about females entertainers surviving breast cancer but never from men who have survived testicular cancer.
    answered 2018-10-16 18:09:00 +1000
    Q: Q7. Supporting men in distress
    A: Life! We live in stressful and busy times. There seems to be stronger than previous peer pressure on some age groups and not just on the younger men. Distress comes in school, work and retirement. The National Men’s Shed movement is showing some great results with suicide prevention from retired men.
    answered 2018-10-16 18:06:36 +1000
    Q: Q6. Supporting fathers and fatherhood
    A: Education through GP’s and hospitals, many of the younger generation are not getting good positive experiences from there own fathers (unfortunately) so we need to get the knowledge to young fathers. maybe classes on parenting and fatherhood should be coupled to the baby bonus (if that is still a thing)
    answered 2018-10-16 18:04:02 +1000
    Q: Q5. Building men’s social connections
    A: If men are socially isolated how are you going to talk to them, first you need to get men to connect with society by encouraging the belonging to groups such as scouts, surf clubs. The youngeration is not engaging with social groups like the baby boomers so there needs to be more emphasis on social media. Some help is required to give these organisations access and knowledge of how to attract society to various organisations and to promote Men’s Health such as the Men’s SHed organisations
    answered 2018-10-16 17:56:31 +1000
    Q: Q4. Helping men and boys make healthy transitions
    A: Increase awareness through education in general and GP’s. Get it out in the community that men do have health issues and need to talk about them. Allow boys groups, scouts, football clubs etc to have trained men to talk about these issues openly and without fear.
    answered 2018-10-16 17:53:54 +1000
    Q: Q3. Breaking down the barriers to good health
    A: Young men especially are nor encouraged to talk about health issues, it is NOT taught at school and in most homes. The older generation need to be educated first, Bring back father & son nights at schools.
    answered 2018-10-16 17:51:55 +1000
    Q: Q2. Making health services work for men and boys
    A: Treat males like males, speak about role models to boys and stop reporting bad male behaviour as if it was a badge of honour. Show young boys that it is not sissy to take care of their own health, show that good eating is the way to a good life. Ban completely ads on TV that are negative to children’s health. Monitor so called children’s TV shows, especially cartons as these have become so realistic it has hard to work out what is fact or fiction.
    answered 2018-10-16 17:48:10 +1000
    Q: Q1. How can we empower men and boys?
    A: We need to give Boy’s good role models in society and send positive messages via news items and online reporting. More involvement by schools to teach old schools values and ideals about gentlemenly behaviour and awareness of the correct way to act.
    answered 2018-10-16 14:07:52 +1000
    Q: Q4. Helping men and boys make healthy transitions
    A: Every phase and transition from and to is important.
    The most important phase in my clinical opinion are the first years of life and childhood to late teens.
    Freud was partially right when he talked of the first 2 years of life informing the whole of life to come. Yet he was not a believer of the additional influences of later childhood and teenage experiences which dovetail into and inform the earlier periods of formative attachment and development.
    What Actions?
    Educate health providers about referral pathways
    Educate heath providers about alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues
    Create community based support groups around life transition issues
    Place male therapists in all medical centres, community centres etc.
    Again, address with non-judgement and with compassion and empathy the issues of patriarchal training by naming it at all life stages from childhood throughout life.