In early November, the Movember Foundation released figures around men’s willingness to ‘open up’ about their problems. According to their research, 41% regretted sharing personal matters. Even though three quarters thought talking was an effective way to deal with problems, half said a negative experience would stop them from ever doing so again.Read more
Callum MacPherson typically spends his days compiling 60-second news bulletins for Channel Seven in Adelaide, chasing down police sirens, following crime leads, on assignment in the ‘badlands’, and reporting on the worse thing that happens on any given day.Read more
Eight male athletes from seven sports have been selected to raise awareness of mental health issues.Read more
Minister for Health Greg Hunt launched a new National Men's Health Strategy today, following successful lobbying from the Australian Men's Health Forum (AMHF) and the men's health sector.Read more
Ian Westmoreland hasn’t earned an income since moving from his role as a well paid IT project manager five years ago to his unpaid work improving men’s mental health today.Read more
As health outcomes for men are recognised the world over as being much worse than among women, the University of Technology in Sydney is drawing together the insights of transdisciplinary researchers to discuss innovative interventions that promote men’s physical and mental health.Read more
The suicide prevention charity R U OK? has launched a new campaign targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide.
Called ‘Stronger Together’, the campaign leans on culturally appropriate resources to provide guidance on addressing suicide among Indigenous communities.Read more
The power of football and the community feeling it invokes continues to be a source of inspiration in developing mental health and wellbeing programs for men.Read more
Could Governments do better for men and boys? The facts are compelling. Our sons are less educated than our daughters. Our brothers die younger than our sisters. Our fathers are more likely to die at work than our mothers. Our male friends are more likely to die by suicide than our female friend.Read more
An innovative new Barber Shop has opening its doors in East Brisbane with the aim of "stamping out the stigma linked to men, mental health and suicide".
The shop, called Stigma Cutz, describes itself as a "new school/traditional old school charity barber" with a slight twist, its barbers are trained in Mental Health First Aid.Read more