Men’s Health Connected is running an ongoing series of free online webinars on a range of men's health topics from September 2022 to June 2023.
These events are run across three series:
In 2021, the Prime Minister’s National Suicide Prevention Adviser, Christine Morgan, published her final recommendations in support of the Government’s ‘towards zero’ suicides goal. Her report highlighted the disproportionate impact that suicide has on men as an issue that “must be called out as a priority for whole-of-government” action.
Our Time to Act on Male Suicide series is helping to build the case for action on male suicide at Federal, State and Territory level.
September 2022: The Case for a Male Suicide Action Plan in Tasmania [View Recording]
April 2023: Launch of Time to Act on Male Suicide in Victoria [View Recording]
May 2023: Launch of Time to Act National on Male Suicide (national campaign)
Research consistently finds that people who are socially connected live longer and have significantly better health outcomes than people who are socially isolated.
As many as 1 in 4 Australian men lack social connection. Put simply, they have no good mates. This lack of social connection is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, obesity, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse and suicidality.
In this series of online events, we will look at the evidence that links social connection to better health outcomes for men. We’ll spend time finding about some great projects that are working to improve men’s social connections and we’ll focus on the actions that Government can take to improve men’s social connections through policies and programs.
Physical activity is central to men’s health. Being active helps reduce men’s risk of a wide range of common health issues including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and poor mental health.
However, the majority of men (7 in 10) do not meet the recommended weekly guidelines for physical activity and so getting more men moving has significant potential as a vehicle for improving men’s health.
As sport and physical exercise are popular features of Aussie male culture, they can also provide a useful, strength-based pathway for engaging with men, with the added benefit of creating opportunities to build men’s social networks.
In this series of online events, we will look at the evidence that links physical activity to better health outcomes for men. We’ll find out about some great projects that are working to improve men’s health through sport and exercise and we’ll focus on the actions that Government can take to increase men’s physical activity through policies and programs. (Photo credit; Mens Talk Au)
Date: 12-16 June
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm each day
The theme of Men's Health Week (12-18 June 2023) this years is Healthy Habits and to mark the occasion men around Australia are invited to sign up for a series of online lunchtime talks under the following topics:
The talks are hosted by the Australian Men's Health Forum and feature a range of speakers who will share some great information and tips on how we can all develop healthier habits around sleep, nutrition, alcohol, exercise and our social connections.