Jonny Lee Shuttleworth's impetus for starting the men’s group ‘Coffee 4 Blokes’ last August at Coffs Harbour developed after his mentor left town for Armidale, NSW, and took with him the highly valued ‘Blah Blah Blah Coffee for Blokes.’Read more
The Australian Men’s Health Forum has a proud history of championing those who do great work to improve the lives and health of men and boys.Read more
Albury GP Rebecca McGowan has taken the concept of a male-friendly health service to the next level by developing a program that connects with blokes in a popular social setting – the local pub.Read more
The power of football and the community feeling it invokes continues to be a source of inspiration in developing mental health and wellbeing programs for men.Read more
For the past twenty years or more, the men’s health sector in Australia and around the world has been advocating for more male-friendly services.
One of our central claims as a sector is that men care about their health and will get help when we place more focus on the ways that we give help.
This concept is now being recognised in Africa with experts saying there is an urgent need to tackle institutional “blindness to men’s health” and address the fact that men have a have a greater burden of nearly all major diseases.Read more
An Aboriginal men’s group in Airds, NSW, is helping to improve men’s health by making the local health services more accessible.Read more
A national male health screening program has seen 5,000 men referred for potentially life-saving surgery in the UK. The AAA program screens for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, a condition that kills 1,670 men a year.
The program has been so successful that it has the highest take-up rate of any national screening program, proof that men do care about their health and are willing to access help when “the system” targets men effectively and offers help.Read more
Male-friendly services are kicking goals across Europe, where male football fans turned up for health and lifestyle classes at their favourite clubs.
The 12-week, group-based initiative was speared by EuroFIT, an EU-funded project that harnesses “the love of the game” to engage football fans in health-promoting lifestyle changes through their connection to clubs.Read more
The American Psychological Association has developed 10 guidelines to help practitioners working with boys and men.
The guidelines cover a range of issues and encourage psychologists to deepen their awareness, knowledge and skills in key areas, including the nature of masculinity, traditional gender roles and cultural diversity.Read more