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If you have any comments or questions about our work, our website or men and boys’ health in general, then we’d love to hear from you.

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    commented on Your Voice 2022-01-18 15:59:14 +1000
    Not sure if I’m in the right place or head space bit I’m teaching out as I’m concerned that female past partners are planning an attack on my soul and way of life….one person in particular…..anyway see how we go here not sure if this is the right group to reach out to….
    commented on Your Voice 2021-12-13 16:51:42 +1000
    Not only the men and boys of Australia in Bangladesh they are prone to negative behaviour and practices i.e. alcohol, smoking, shorter night sleep, long time involvement in hard labour , frequent long travel. They were socially oriented like these. But a person whether she is a man or woman, boy or girl should think about their personal wellbeing first and they should love their own existence. Life is a unique gift of nature we should value it and nurture it. Any negligence bring damage both physical and financial.

    So we should be committed to a positive lifestyle.

    Shouldn’t we ?
    commented on Your Voice 2021-10-28 00:02:52 +1000
    I almost fell victim to “Big Pharma & Medical Cartels”. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a bone scan, PET-scan, CAT-scan, DOG-scan, etc. (Sorry about the last, invalid scan; I couldn’t stop it! :) )

    - Yes, the whole treatment appeared to be more criminal than funny, because it was designed to kill me. I was given two Eligard ($A1000 hormonal injections), but I accepted only one, which I regretted having accepted (terrible side effects), biopsy (=12 samples from the prostate), and was prepared for various radiation sessions and Chemo.

    At the last moment, I canceled my treatment and healed myself successfully with baking soda. My wife said: “How would you know that you are cancer-free?” I said: “All the symptoms of cancer patients reported on the Internet do not apply to me! – No more tests!”

    According to the proposed treatment, I would have died last year! I discovered the truth about our pharmaceutical and medical industry: From age 45 chronic diseases endanger our health. According to Dr. Sircus, all chronic diseases can be treated at home. Thus, don’t ever trust doctors with chronic diseases! Here’s my list:

    1) At age 48, I suffered arthritis in my left knee. The doctor told me that there’s no cure for it; only a painkiller (Naprosyn) can reduce the pain.

    2) At 76, I got prostate cancer and doctors were ready to kill me… to get me off the age-pension (!!)

    3) For decades, very winter terrible flues and (in Chile) even influenza! Only now at almost 80, after I reduced my years-long accumulated uric acid I never got a cold anymore.

    4) The uric acid reduction also helps me to prevent dementia.

    5) The eminent Dr. Sircus (forget “The Real Dr. Fauci”) recommends baking soda to fight off Covid19, which was also effective in 1919 at the Spanisch Flue.

    Result: I cured all these 5 chronic diseases myself, simply by reducing my uric acid!! (Evidence providd by Dr. Warburg. Dr. Simoncini and Dr. Sircus)
    commented on Your Voice 2021-06-16 09:40:02 +1000
    HI there,

    I work at a plumbing company and we are raising awareness for men’s health month.

    Next week from 21/6-25/6 I am trying to find some foundations we can link up with and was wondering if you have any further information on this?
    commented on Your Voice 2021-06-11 11:37:34 +1000
    Men’s house Maleny, 25 years of service to men and women. Our lore is Respect, responsibility, and kindness for self/country and others.

    Love self, do next thing.
    commented on Your Voice 2021-02-03 15:39:51 +1000
    commented on Your Voice 2021-01-13 23:36:53 +1000
    This is a great initiative!

    I have been working for 20 years as a somatic communication therapist with men(and women)

    I am presently launching a 15 weeks wholistic renewal program for men called’ PIVOT.’

    PIVOT teaches in a very simple way the body- mind -spirit connection and tools to incorporate into daily life.

    I would love to support or liaise with your movement.

    Feel free to contact me for a chat.
    commented on Your Voice 2021-01-13 23:26:22 +1000
    commented on Your Voice 2020-10-26 16:33:20 +1000
    I am interested in taking a more proactive role in advocating men’s health – in particular men taking a proactive role to prevent advanced Prostate Cancer diagnosis- through improved education and eventually improved availability of surgical treatment options. I also have lived experience with alcoholism, mental health – depression anxiety… all this has been experience after a long successful corporate career…
    commented on Your Voice 2020-10-08 15:31:31 +1000
    Do you guys have onliine meetings or anything when men can talk to each other about stuff?
    commented on Your Voice 2020-06-29 10:58:15 +1000
    Hi, I came across AMHF when looking for information on Mens Health Week. I must say I was really impressed with your resources and the support you provide for mens health across the board. I just wanted to introduce myself as I am a Mens Health Coach and wanted to offer my services in any way. My website is Thanks. Rick.
    commented on Your Voice 2020-06-10 15:57:10 +1000
    I would like to collaborate and share my business to help men in my community and Australia Adictd2grow
    commented on Your Voice 2020-04-05 11:40:08 +1000
    I’m the mother of a 25 to man who had been in a narcicstic abusive relationship for past 12mths. On Fri she attacked him so badly she even bit his face. He left not to return or want anything more to do with her until police were hunting him regarding a nosy neighbours call of assumptions of events. Perpertrater told the police what she did to him . But the female police officer refuses to believe the truth & charge her for her actions & has chosen under her own opinion to charge my son for doing absolutely nothing. Insane frustrating rediculous discrimination. What to do ? If anyone has any advice.. please share. Caloundra Qld.
    commented on Your Voice 2020-02-27 12:19:12 +1000
    good night I wanted to know if you have any scholarship to participate in the men’s health congress in May I am from Bolivia a country of South America very interested in learning about the experience of Australia especially with indigenous men I signed up a poncho on men’s health in the heart of The Amazon.
    @ARylewski tweeted link to Your Voice. 2020-02-04 16:57:21 +1000
    I would like to start a new discussion regarding Mens Health and the services and agencies Men have access too.
    commented on Your Voice 2020-02-04 16:41:20 +1000
    i would like to see the list of all agencies in mens and womens health, so to see the overall funding amount. wouldnt it be interesting! can we get this from government or somewhere? reason being is that people discuss the amount of funding that goes to women and mens agencies and services, and women get 90% of it or something like that. so ide like to see the information. all of it. so we all know who is getting what. then from there we can see what areas need to be looked at and what ideas we can get form this. Is this possible?
    commented on Your Voice 2019-11-06 23:58:10 +1000
    great site !

    keep up the good work
    commented on Your Voice 2019-10-22 15:48:26 +1000
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    commented on Your Voice 2019-09-23 19:57:45 +1000

    I’m not sure who will read this, however I just hope whoever does can forward this on to people that can help make a difference.

    Suicide rates are still high and as I have read, it is more so with men and again more with men in the age groups 30-45.

    Why are men not all tested for low testosterone levels?

    Why are a lot of men being diagnosed with depression when it often plays hand in hand with low testosterone levels.

    Why is Australia not leading the way when it comes to putting two and two together and actually looking at why people are actually harming themselves.

    My husband is 42 and was severely depressed and could see no point in life at anytime of any day. Sad that a father of 3 boys could not see any future.So out of character for him.

    Instead of going down the lines of depression tablets, we wanted to know what it was that could be making him feel this way.

    He had a full blood test and it showed his testosterone levels were very low. He has now been on testosterone injections for nearly 3 months and it is a god send. What a difference it can make to a man struggling with everyday life and seeing no good in life, to a man who is finally happy, no more depression, no feeling unhappy, no suicidal thoughts anymore, just actually feeling like himself.

    People need to be aware that this could actually be happening to them and that having testosterone injections doesn’t mean you are on the steroids as people may think. It’s about putting the body back to normal and the mind too.

    commented on Your Voice 2019-09-06 12:15:49 +1000
    I work in facilitating Men’s Support and Development Groups in Daylesford (Victoria) and surrounds.

    I wrote a free eBook “Being Male: seeking peace” (link provided) in the hope that it might give an overview to just some of the ways men can become more conscious and create a better life.

    Greg Govinda ( Inner Work 4 Men )

    commented on Your Voice 2019-06-21 16:20:08 +1000
    I’m a psychologist (retired) and have worked with men’s issues in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Relationships Australia and in my private practice for over thirty years.

    Is there a forum to put forward suggestions for trial initiatives?
    commented on Your Voice 2019-06-14 10:05:05 +1000
    Hi, l turned 59 in March and overall am looking forward to turning 60. Its only a number anyway. Unfortunately I hurt my back in 2017 and have been on workers comp since. Ive received nerve blocks then nerve burns, very recent, and the pain is far worse at times then when it first happened. But we soldier on, right. I feel that the most, and I hate using the word, DEPRESSING thing is the financial burden being hurt causes. I have 3 kids, all adults but my eldest and second daughters,37 and 35, don’t want to know me, and my son is the only one who sometimes cares. Its so disappointing after doing what I thought was right for my kids that they can hate me so much. I feel I should have been a lot harder on them but you always try to give your kids a better life than what you had, and thats what we did.

    My marriage is wonderful and I love my wife with every breathe I take. But is hard not to be upset sometimes. I go on the internet and try to find an online free non information giving site just to type and interact with someone I don’t know. No judging, just to listen. As an older man sometimes thats all we need as its difficult to share our inner feelings with our loved ones for looking weak and not being the man that we should be in there eyes. There’s a song I play along with sometimes “don’t let the old man in” by Toby Keith. My wife says when she hears it it reminds her of me. Is that sad ? Not sure….. Just thought I would sit here and type away for the first time to someone I don’t even know. It feels good :)

    commented on Your Voice 2019-05-29 23:20:13 +1000
    commented on Your Voice 2019-05-24 11:50:34 +1000
    Had a question about a libido issue that I’ve had ever since I tried cutting weight to the extreme because after I bulked back up issues that you might expect to have at a low bodyweight still showed up such a low libido, low energy, ext so I tried changing my diet and I went to an endocrinologist to get my hormones checked and everything was fine so what kind of doctor should I see next? And does anyone have any other advice?
    commented on Your Voice 2019-04-27 15:13:27 +1000
    I work in the social services sector in remote QLD. One issue we have in QLD is the lack of support for men. There is a Department for Women, which includes Child Safety and Youth. But there is no department supporting men, which means that I am limited in the funding I can obtain. I can obtain funding for men who are perpetrators but not victims of domestic and family violence. Violence is not just physical! I know quite a few men that have had suicidal thoughts because it would be better for their kids as their ex-partner is holding the children from them unless they pay for everything, or influencing their children that their father is a bad person and they don’t want to see their father because of this. I am unaware as to where they can report financial and psychological domestic violence. I am looking at developing questions to pose to men in community both at yarning sessions and work to try and gain data. The problem I have is I don’t know what questions to ask that will actually receive an honest answer. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


    commented on Your Voice 2019-04-08 15:16:58 +1000
    Just another thought. The obscene accumulation of wealth at the top needs to be addressed. This wonderful planet we live on has enough resource to provide everyone with a roof of our heads a food in our tummy and it is every living person’s right to share everything equally. We are so lucky to be here and share in what our flying speck of dust can offer.
    commented on Your Voice 2019-04-08 15:09:16 +1000
    I am wondering whether we need to research the possibility of intergenerational trauma and its impact on males. I doubt whether there would be many of we males who have not had a wounded warrior or possibly warriors in our past. I have witnessed in my family the effects of war, in this case Vietnam. One man’s trauma becomes a family trauma with wide reaching effects on further generations of men … not precluding the effects on women. whether or not they have done ‘service’ in the armed forces or not … and their immediate families. There is a systemic problem here. We have got to stop fighting and supporting the ‘arms’ industry. What we spend fighting could raise the standard of living for all. Armies could be directed to public service …. global warming disasters will become more prevalent and immensely costly to our global economies. I am pretty sure a happy community with well resourced infastructure would find it difficult to access men willing to leave their families to fight wars in another country. Lets get our priorities adjusted to better suit our community wellbeing. Go fishing, barbie with family and friends, watch the footy … or just chill in contentment with your life’s lot. The choice would not be too difficult.
    commented on Your Voice 2019-04-04 10:27:53 +1000
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has done an analysis of the Budget from the perspective of men’s health. I expect there is nothing specifically targeting men as usual, however if this is the case then it needs to be called out. Men’s health will never receive equal consideration to women’s health until men demand it. Personally men’s issues are now the number one issue that will be influencing my vote at the Federal election. I wonder how many other men are waking up to the systemic discrimination against men in the health system.
    commented on Your Voice 2019-04-03 13:46:44 +1000
    Living longer, living happier and being healthier are key goals as we age. Maintaining physical, mental and social activity is the way to achieve them.

    “Life: get amongst it” is a web site devoted to showing people what they can do in retirement.

    It demonstrates (using video) a variety of activities from volunteering at a zoo or on heritage projects, to learning sculpture and even tap dancing. The videos encourage men and women of retirement age to take steps towards getting or remaining active. The web address is