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
An LA men’s health project that uses barbershops to reach African American men has recorded a sustained reduction in blood pressure among at-risk males.
A group of pharmacists based themselves in barber shops across Los Angeles County to offer blood pressure check-ups and medication.Read more
Not-for-profit organisation The Fathering Project has received a $5.4 million grant from the Federal Government to help expand its activities across Australia.
The Western Australian group was started in 2013 by Dr Bruce Robinson, with the purpose of helping dads have more involvement in the lives of their children.Read more
A world-first program for fathers of pre-school-aged children is helping dads and their kids to enjoy healthier lifestyles.
The program, initiated by the University of Newcastle, focuses on rough and tumble play, healthy eating, active play and sport skills.Read more
Schools should broaden reading material to encourage a wider group of boys to enjoy the activity, a reading expert claims.
According to Education HQ, Dr Laura Scholes, a specialist on boys and reading from Queensland University of Technology, studied 15 boys aged 10-12 from working-class backgrounds in South East Queensland where unemployment was high and school completion low.Read more
Year 3 reading outcomes of 2017 NAPLAN testing once again demonstrate a gender gap, with boys underachieving compared to girls. A focus on teaching for the test has not closed the gender gap and only reduced student motivation and well-being.Read more
A new dads’ group set up in Terrigal in NSW last September says it has expanded to nearly 40 groups across six states in just a few months.
The DILF Club (they say it stands for “Dads I’d Like To Friend”), was set up with the aim of establishing support networks for dads with younger children.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
Twelve hundred dollars is all it costs to transform a young man’s life and improve his satisfaction level on a long-term basis, according to research by Menslink.
The Canberra charity, which has been delivering support services to young men in the ACT for over 15 years, has undertaken a long-term evaluation of the impact of its work with boys and young men.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”.