The health sector should acknowledge the needs of separated dads, writes CEO of Parents Beyond Breakup, Pete Nicholls.
Fatherhood is one of the key life experiences that shapes men’s health. In general, being a dad is good for our health, but being a “dad in distress” can put men’s health at risk. Knowing this, I was disappointed to learn that the new National Men’s Health Strategy places so little focus on the importance of fatherhood.Read more
news.com.au, the news and entertainment website, has launched a campaign to highlight the issue of male suicide. The Australian Men's Health Forum (AMHF) has been involved in "The Silent Killer: Let’s make some noise" campaign, providing expert opinion on some of the actions we need to take to prevent male suicide.Read more
Last week was World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October) and we asked some of our colleagues in the men's health sector to share their thoughts on men's mental health with us. Here's what Professor John Macdonald from the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre had to say:Read more
Today is World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October 2018) and to mark the day we've produced a list of 10 surprising facts about men and boys' mental health, some of which you may not know.
If you share our commitment to creating a healthier future for men and boys then we invite you to share this information with others. We'd also love to hear from you about any news, research, information, events or programs focused on men’s mental health that you think we should be promoting.
In the meantime, here's our list of 10 surprising facts about men's mental health in Australia:Read more
Australian Men are twice as likely to get cancer as the rest of the world according to new data from the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Men in Australia have a 1 in 2 chance of getting cancer before the age of 75 (compared to less that 1 in 4 worldwide). For Australian women the chances of getting cancer are 1 in 3.Read more
A new social media campaign called #KnowYourManFacts got men talking about a range of issues during Men’s Health Week.
Created by the Australian Men’s Health Forum, the #KnowYourManFacts campaign brought together information from around 20 different organisations into a single, cohesive men’s health campaign.Read more
Did you know that suicide kills eight people a day in Australia and six of them are men?