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
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
Australia is one of the World’s healthiest societies, yet our men and boys die younger; experience more disease and have less access to support services than women and girls. So why do men of all backgrounds have less chance of living healthy lives?Read more
The National Men’s Health Gathering, Australia’s leading men’s health event, will take place in Parramatta, NSW, from 12-14 November 2018.
Last held in 2015, The Gathering has been connecting people who are committed to improving the lives of men and boys, for more than 20 years.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
Do you want to help prevent male suicide in Australia?
Male suicide kills six men a day in Australia. Closing the gender suicide gap and reducing the number of male suicides to the same level as female suicide, would save the lives of more than 1,500 Australian men a year.Read more
Wayne Randal, a production manager at the timber merchants, Hurford Hardwood, told The Northern Star he had been “feeling a bit off, effectively for a few years”.
"I probably had symptoms for a long time but would find a reason for blaming them on something else," says Wayne.
"The symptoms kept getting a little bit worse and a little bit worse and then it was Men's Health Week. It got to about day four of the ads and I thought I am going to make an appointment because something is not quite right. I am pretty lucky I made the call because, effectively, I had pretty high blood pressure and was able to go on medication straight away."
According toe The Northern Star, Wayne’s blood pressure is now perfect and and his underlying heart issue has been kept in check.
For this year’s Men's Health Week 2018, Wayne’s employer, Hurford Hardwood is one of several organisations hosting a men’s health event in Lismore as part of Andrology Australia’s “It’s Healthy To Talk in Lismore” campaign.
Find out more about Men’s Health Week: www.menshealthweek.org.au
Find out about “It’s Healthy to Talk”: www.andrologyaustralia.org/mens-health-week