Voting closed for shortlisted 2022 Men’s Health Awards nominees
Updated July 5, 2022: Voting is has closed for the nominees shortlisted in the 2022 Men’s Health Awards, presented by the Australian Men’s Health Forum.
Following a record number of nominations across Australia, the shortlisted candidates in five categories were determined by AMHF’s judging panel, including - for the Indigenous Men’s Health Award - representatives from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
A National winner will be selected from AMHF’s judging panel under each category and a State/Territory winner awarded by “People’s Choice” based on public votes.
“The breadth and depth of nominations for this year's Men's Health Awards shows that the men's health sector is going from strength to strength,” said AMHF CEO Glen Poole.
“Each year, these awards shine a light on new projects working to improve the lives and health of men and boys as well as recognising initiatives that have been making a difference for many years. We invite everyone who is interested in improving men's health to give these projects your support by voting for your personal favourites in our online poll.”
Winners will be announced in mid-July, 2022.
The categories and those shortlisted are:
Best Men’s Mental Health Project
This category celebrates work being done offline and online across the men’s health sector. As 1 in 2 men will have a mental disorder in their lifetime and 3 in 4 suicides are male, it is critical to talk about the issues impacting so many men and shine a light on what is being done to improve their mental health and well-being.
- Psychs on Bikes (NSW)
- IncoLink (VIC)
- TIACS – This Is A Conversation Starter (QLD)
- M8D8 – Youth Focus (WA)
- Save Our Mates (SA)
- Launceston City Council / Barbers for Life (TAS)
- Ken Oath Barbershop (ACT)
- Goodwood Saints Football Club (SA)
Getting Men Moving
A growing number of projects in men’s health have recognised the power of reaching men through sport and exercise. Not only do they improve men’s physical health, but there are clear benefits to men’s mental and social health. This award is an opportunity to take stock of the great initiatives that are helping men and boys move. The winner in this category will also win a prize of $1,000 thanks to a generous donation from Bulk Nutrients, who are represented on the judging panel for this award.
- Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk (NSW)
- WNOW (When No One’s Watching) (NSW)
- Beyond The Barbell (VIC)
- AussieFIT (WA)
- Fat Farmers: Rural Health Initiative (SA)
- Man Walk Darwin (NT)
Men’s Health Leaders
This category is open to groups and individuals taking a lead in the men’s health sector and making a difference through their commitment, passion and approach to building a better future for men and boys.
- Men Care Too (TAS)
- The Men's Table (NSW)
- Tomorrow Man (VIC)
- MATES (QLD)
- Men's Talk AU (WA)
- Freemasons Foundation Center for Male Health (SA)
- MensLink Counselling Team (ACT)
- International Men’s Day Forum Darwin (NT)
Contribution to Men’s Work
The longest journey of any person is the journey inward. The unsung heroes in men’s health honour man’s search for meaning and connection through the work they do in personal development and bringing men together at special gatherings and men’s circles.
- Asher Packman / The Fifth Direction (NSW)
- James Grima / MANonline (VIC)
- Jason Bluett / Primal Man Project (QLD)
- Paul Henley / Pathways Foundation (NSW)
- Brendan Sullivan (TAS)
Indigenous Men’s Health
AMHF has a long-term commitment to working alongside Aboriginal Men's Health Workers and highlighting some of the great work that's being done to promote the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and boys. We'll be inviting a panel of Aboriginal Men's Health Workers to select the winning individual or organisation in this category.
- The Walkabout Barber (NSW)
- Alan Thorpe (VIC)
- Brodie Germain (QLD)
- Len Yarran (WA)
- Angela Sloan (SA)
- The Healing Foundation (ACT)
- Hoops 4 Health / Tim Duggan (NT)