Men with a disability should be considered a priority group when it comes to forming policy around suicide prevention, according to a group of researchers and academics at Melbourne University.
Their recommendation comes as a result of a study into male suicide, which showed that those who reported a disability were more likely to have suicidal thoughts than other men.Read more
The American Psychological Association has developed 10 guidelines to help practitioners working with boys and men.
The guidelines cover a range of issues and encourage psychologists to deepen their awareness, knowledge and skills in key areas, including the nature of masculinity, traditional gender roles and cultural diversity.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
By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line
More than 45% of Australians aged 16-85 years have experienced a mental illness at some point in their life, yet 65 per cent of people with a diagnosable mental illness do not access treatment.1Read more
Today is World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October 2018) and to mark the day we've produced a list of 10 surprising facts about men and boys' mental health, some of which you may not know.
If you share our commitment to creating a healthier future for men and boys then we invite you to share this information with others. We'd also love to hear from you about any news, research, information, events or programs focused on men’s mental health that you think we should be promoting.
In the meantime, here's our list of 10 surprising facts about men's mental health in Australia: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
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