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
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Childhood obesity is a major health issue in modern economies around the world, but many parents are resistant to receiving health warnings about their children’s weight.
New research from New Zealand has found that while nearly two-thirds of parents would like to be made aware if their children’s weight was putting their health at risk, they would find the news upsetting and worrying.Read more
Three stories about male victims of family and domestic violence hit the Australian media this week in the space of 24 hours. Each story was very different, but they all shared a common, and surprisingly rare feature: they all involved a man speaking out about his experience.Read more
A new study which explores gender differences in relationship to the influence of parents’ alcohol consumption has found that heavy episodic drinking is a risk factor for adolescent drinking.
Jacqueline Homel from the Griffith Criminology Institute and Diana Warren from the Australian Institute of Family Studies, looked at a sample of 2800 14-15 year-olds living in two-parent households from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.Read more
With seven months to go, the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is offering early bird discounts to its 8th National Men’s Shed Gathering in September.Read more
A national male health screening program has seen 5,000 men referred for potentially life-saving surgery in the UK. The AAA program screens for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, a condition that kills 1,670 men a year.
The program has been so successful that it has the highest take-up rate of any national screening program, proof that men do care about their health and are willing to access help when “the system” targets men effectively and offers help.Read more
Male-friendly services are kicking goals across Europe, where male football fans turned up for health and lifestyle classes at their favourite clubs.
The 12-week, group-based initiative was speared by EuroFIT, an EU-funded project that harnesses “the love of the game” to engage football fans in health-promoting lifestyle changes through their connection to clubs.Read more
On three consecutive nights in far north Queensland later this month, men over the age of 18 are invited to enjoy a free night in celebration of mateship at the 2019 Wellman Tour.