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.
Date: Tuesday 18 April Series 2
Time: 12.30pm AEST
Research consistently finds that people who are socially connected live longer and have significantly better health outcomes than people who are socially isolated. What does this mean for men’s health?
Date: Week starting 8 May
If a lack of mateship is negatively impacting men’s health, what action can we take to help men build strong and healthy social networks? Throughout this week we’ll be showcasing some of the great men’s projects across Australia that are building mateship at a local level.