Suicidal behaviour among men could be up to three times higher than some estimates, according to research on the work of Australia's ambulance services.
The three-year research program found that every day, ambulances around the country made on average 82 attendances to men who had either tried to take their lives or were having serious thoughts about doing so.Read more
A new campaign from the UK aims to put the issue of male body image on the public agenda. Launched by the men's health and wellbeing platform Manual, the "Men of Manual" campaign aims to build on the initiatives for women like Dove's Real Beauty campaign.Read more
With suicide rates among construction workers higher than any other group in Australia, a blueprint for better mental health in the industry has arrived, along with $700,000 in funding to support a range of initiatives for men’s mental health.Read more
The Australian Institute Of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published its latest reports on the health of Australian males and females. The reports confirm that men die younger than women, experience a greater burden of disease and are more likely to die from potentially avoidable causes.
Here we present 10 surprising facts about men's health drawn from the AIHW's research. Copies to the full reports are provided at the bottom of the page.Read more
Loneliness is impacting the physical and mental health of Australians and men are feeling the impact, according to the CEO of a leading mental health charity.Read more
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
It’s a gender stereotype that men don’t like talking, opening up, sharing their inner thoughts.
But Melbourne psychotherapist Howard Todd-Collins knows differently. He was once inclined towards silence and self-imposed isolation, even as a health practitioner.Read more
Two roadshows addressing men’s health will touch multiple towns around South Australia in February and March, offering free advice, free food and a safe space to discuss personal stories.Read more
Australian fatherhood experts have called for dads to be included in national efforts to screen new parents for depression.
Screening mothers for mental illness before and after birth is now standard practice in Australia, but the mental health of dads is not routinely assessed at any point.Read more
This article was compiled by Richard Fletcher, University of Newcastle; Jacqui Macdonald, Deakin University, and Louise Newman, University of Melbourne and is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.
England’s National Health Service (NHS) this week announced it will offer mental health screening and treatment for new and expectant fathers whose partners are suffering from mental illness. The NHS described this as a “radical action to support families”, and it certainly is an unusual step.Read more