Gillette, the razor company, has sparked global controversy, with a new advertising campaign in the US that places a focus on negative aspects of masculinity as part of its drive to become a brand that “encourages men to be their best”.
The two minute advert adopts a “toxic masculinity” narrative citing male-to-male violence; the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault of women by men as evidence of a “problem we can’t hide from”.Read more
An innovative new Barber Shop has opening its doors in East Brisbane with the aim of "stamping out the stigma linked to men, mental health and suicide".
The shop, called Stigma Cutz, describes itself as a "new school/traditional old school charity barber" with a slight twist, its barbers are trained in Mental Health First Aid.Read more
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
In the past decade there has been a growing awareness that gender is a key determinant of health. What this means is that “being a man” or “being a woman”, can shape our health in different ways. Yet the Government's draft strategies for men's health and women's health suggest that gender is a women's health issue, but not a men's health issue.Read more
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has launched a male-friendly health prevention service that’s taking off in South Australia.
Best known for its emergency retrievals, RFDS is also involved in primary and preventative health and its medical teams have begun targeting outback events like rodeos to promote men’s health.Read more
Conversations about improving men’s health often focus on how to get men to talk and how to encourage men to get help. A new report from the UK turns this conversation on its head by offering best practice advice to nurses on ways to talk with men about health issues, as well as providing guidance to nurses on how to deliver effective health services to men.Read more