The Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) has welcomed Government plans to tackle suicides in veterans and Australian Defence Force personnel.Read more
“If people were dying of cancer, or we had the coronavirus, it would be a national emergency, yet nothing is being done." So says Ballarat mental health advocate Andrew Collins, in a stinging criticism of the Government’s announcement of $64m funding for suicide prevention.Read more
The Australian Men’s Health Forum and the University of Sydney Technology are partnering to run a focus group on men’s health next week and are seeking 12 participants.Read more
The Prime Minister’s Suicide Prevention Adviser has appointed an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) that includes at least one member who will advocate for more focus to be placed on male suicide prevention.Read more
Last month I turned 50 and I decided to mark the occasion by entering myself in the Melbourne Marathon.Read more
The number of men and boys dying by suicide in Australia has risen 30% in the past 10 years, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics published this week.Read more
The state of men’s health in Queensland is not as good as women’s health, according to a new report published on Monday 10 June during Men’s Health Week.Read more
The state of men’s health in Australia is lagging behind women’s health, according to a new report published ahead of Men’s Health Week (10-16 June 2019).Read more
Glen Poole, CEO of the Australian Men’s Health Forum, talks to Kevin Jones, editor of the Safety At Work Blog about the positive and negative impact that work can have on men’s health.
AMHF recently attended the ALP’s National Conference in Adelaide, to promote our new #Better4Men campaign which includes a focus on “Making Work Healthier For Men”.
NB: This article was first published in October 2018 and refers to the draft Men's Health Strategy. It has not been updated to reflect the final version of the National Men's Strategy launched on 11 April 2019.
The Government’s new Men’s Health Strategy shows that Australia continues to lead the world when it comes to improving men’s health. Australia is one of the world’s healthiest societies and ranks in the top 10 for life expectancy worldwideRead more