Social connection is one of the greatest determinants of mental health. While you don’t have to have 1000 friends across a social media network, the value of in-person contact with friends, relatives, work mates or other associates can counter loneliness, anxiety and depression.Read more
Men’s Health Week for 2020 has passed and with it the overriding message that more conversations are needed between men and boys to encourage wellbeing.Read more
Vic Health has partnered with AFL and AFLW to produce a series of video vignettes highlighting common sense health and safety advice during the coronavirus lockdown.Read more
The men’s sheds community has responded to the closure of almost 1000 sheds across Australia with the development of an online portal to maintain connection between men who ‘live and breathe’ shed life.Read more
Matt Boyce, 27, left school in year 10, and now is the driving force behind a multi-layered enterprise seeking to lower suicide statistics in Australia and get people talking about mental health.Read more
A walking group for men, founded by a physiotherapist in Kiama 12 months ago, looks set to expand thanks to the power of social media. The Man Walk is much more than an exercise group, it is providing social connection and informal support for blokes doing it tough and it's been inundated with requests to start new groups after a Facebook post went viral.Read more
Glen Poole, CEO of the Australian Men’s Health Forum, talks to Kevin Jones, editor of the Safety At Work Blog about the positive and negative impact that work can have on men’s health.
AMHF recently attended the ALP’s National Conference in Adelaide, to promote our new #Better4Men campaign which includes a focus on “Making Work Healthier For Men”.
Mates are good for men's health. Having high-quality, close relationships and feeling socially connected to the people in our life, reduces the risk of poor health and increases life expectancy. The opposite is also true - lack of social connection is bad for men's health.
That's why we refer to "social connection" as one of the key social factors that shape men's health in our Framework For A Healthier Future (A Conceptual Framework For Taking Action To Improve Men And Boys' Health).Read more