Two Aussie stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment are taking part in an International Men's Day event to be held in Beaudesert, in South East Queensland this month.
The actor and storyteller, William McInnes, will be joined by captain of the Australian Men's Hockey Team, Mark Knowles, at a free dinner hosted by the Mayor of Scenic District Council, Greg Christensen.Read more
Is work making men sick? It certainly has an impact on whether blokes get help with their mental health, according to new research based on the long-term study of Australian men.
Men who work in male-dominated workplaces are less likely to access professional help for mental health issues than the rest of the population. Men whose experience of being a man is shaped by masculine views like "work is the most important part of my life" were also less likely to get help.Read more
The health sector should acknowledge the needs of separated dads, writes CEO of Parents Beyond Breakup, Pete Nicholls.
Fatherhood is one of the key life experiences that shapes men’s health. In general, being a dad is good for our health, but being a “dad in distress” can put men’s health at risk. Knowing this, I was disappointed to learn that the new National Men’s Health Strategy places so little focus on the importance of fatherhood.Read more
There was some great news for Aussie blokes this week, meat pies could be good for men's health.
The food writer Callan Boys once said: “there are more pie varieties in our wide, brown-minced land than you can shake a sauce bottle at” and now the iconic pie has inspired a new men’s health program called the Men’s Pie Club.Read more
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
NB: This article was first published in October 2018 and refers to the draft Men's Health Strategy. It has not been updated to reflect the final version of the National Men's Strategy launched on 11 April 2019.
The Government’s new Men’s Health Strategy shows that Australia continues to lead the world when it comes to improving men’s health. Australia is one of the world’s healthiest societies and ranks in the top 10 for life expectancy worldwideRead more
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will make a National Apology to survivors and victims of sex abuse in institutions, the majority of them men. The Apology follows a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse and applies to all victims and survivors, their families and supporters and acknowledges that more needs to be done to prevent and protect children from sexual abuse in institutions.Read more
Last week was World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October) and we asked some of our colleagues in the men's health sector to share their thoughts on men's mental health with us. Here's what Professor John Macdonald from the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre had to say:Read more
Sleep Awareness Week (1-7 October 2017), provides a great opportunity to start a conversation about dads and sleep. If you are wondering why it’s important for people in dads’ lives to talk to them about sleep, here are three good reasons:Read more