The news that Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric, was convicted of sexually abusing two choirboys in 1996 has shocked the nation.
The case is a stark reminder we need do a better job of providing help and support for men and boys who are victims and survivors of sexual abuse. Here we outline four reasons why sex abuse is a men’s health issue and provide links to a range of resources for anyone who is affected by this issue.Read more
We've got a great selection of International Men's Day posters that you can download and print or share on social media using the hashtags #InternationalMensDay and #TalkingAboutMen.Read more
The former NRL star, Nathan Blacklock, is supporting an International Men's Day event in Moree, New South Wales. Blacklock will speak about overcoming his own mental health challenges at a men's gathering to be held at Moree Sport Health Arts and Education Academy at 10am on Monday 19th November.Read more
Movember 2018 is underway. The men's health fundraising campaign that started from humble beginnings in Australia in 2030, has grown into a global movement that has been supported by more than 5 million people.Read more
With just three weeks to go until International Men's Day (IMD) on Monday 19th November 2018, more Australian organisations are announcing how they will mark the day.
As IMD is a grassroots event, most activities take place in local communities and workplaces and never gain national attention. This year, for the first time, the Australian Men's Health Forum is working to develop a map of IMD events in Australia to help promote and grow the celebrations of day.Read more
Sleep Awareness Week (1-7 October 2017), provides a great opportunity to start a conversation about dads and sleep. If you are wondering why it’s important for people in dads’ lives to talk to them about sleep, here are three good reasons:Read more
This week is Sleep Awareness Week (1-7 October 2017), but what has sleep got to do with men’s health? Well, according to the Sleep Health Foundation, sleep problems can be bad for our health, just like other commonly cited risk factors such as obesity, smoking, drinking too much and not exercising enough. Research has also found are also some notable differences between men’s and women’s experiences of sleep problems.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