In June 2019 the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy was launched after successful lobbying by the men’s health sector in WA.Read more
The Australian Men’s Health Forum is on the hunt for 10 people to form a marathon running team to take part in the Gold Coast Marathon this July.Read more
The Australian Men’s Health Forum is asking members and supporters to take a quick online survey to tell us how we’re doing.Read more
It was only a few months ago, but Darwin-based event organiser Rebecca Forrest is still amazed and delighted at the response to the inaugural International Men’s Day forum she staged on November 19, 2020.Read more
If COVID-19 has a silver lining, it has reminded us of the key factors that underpin wellness and mental health.Read more
A quick look back at the past 12 months is a surreal exercise. The summer bushfires that ravaged Australia and destroyed rare habitats; the global COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the world; the rationing of toilet paper supplies by major supermarkets; the shooting of George Floyd on May 25 that compounded racial tensions and popularised the Black Lives Matter movement; the US presidential elections; the AFL Grand Final held in Queensland … it was a year that kept on giving in unexpected, and often tragic ways.Read more
Earlier this month, the Australian Men's Health Forum was approached by EMG GOLD, a magazine for senior pharmaceutical executives, which has a particular focus on educating Medical Affairs (MA) and marketing professionals in the industry.Read more
As the end of 2020 approaches – one that will forever be marked as the year COVID-19 turned the world upside down - the Australian Men’s Health Forum has continued to shine its torch on the matters that impact the lives and health of men and boys.Read more
“To say that 2020 has been a challenging year is a grand understatement.” So begins AMHF president Greg Millan in his first report to the Board’s Annual General Meeting on December 10, 2020.Read more
International best practice tells us that one of the key ways to improve men's access to healthcare is by developing male-friendly services. But what is a male-friendly service?
Clearly, there is no one-size-fits-all-approach that will work for all men and boys. There are differences between groups of men, as well as differences within individual men themselves that need to be taken into account.
Australia's men's health sector is a world leader in developing innovative, male-friendly approaches to engaging men in health services. This report honours that tradition and identifies some of the key characteristics that are common to health initiatives that work for men, both in Australia and overseas.
There are many different ways to develop male-friendly services. The 10-step-guide provides anyone who is committed to improving the lives and health of men and boys with a set of tried and tested principles that can be applied universally to a general population of men as well as being tailored to the diverse needs and preferences of different populations across Australia.