Sporting chance - using sport to improve men's health
Program - Tuesday 9th June
How can we engage more men and boys in programs that improve their health? According to the National Men’s Health Strategy, investing in outreach programs that seek to connect with men at social settings such as sporting clubs is one way to do this. This one-day event focuses on ways that different programs around Australia are using sport to engage men in programs that are designed to improve their physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.
Men's health workshop - changing Australia's 'risky drinking' culture
Program - Wednesday 10th June
Associate Professor, Steve Roberts of the prize-winning "Men's Risky Drinking" project funded by VicHealth, will running an interactive afternoon workshop exploring how we can change Australia's 'risky drinking' culture. The workshop begins with a short presentation of Steve's research examining social dynamics, drivers and outcomes with a specific emphasis on the implications of single event risky drinking.
The Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre, Western Sydney University presents a one-day symposium on the social determinants of boys’ health and wellbeing. This event will be of interest to health workers, social workers, community workers, academics, researchers, teachers and anyone with a general interest in boys’ wellbeing.
International best practice tells us that one of the key ways to improve men’s access to healthcare is by developing male-friendly services. Australia’s men’s health sector is a world leader in developing innovative, male-friendly approaches to engaging men in health services. This event explores ways we can help the health service to develop new approaches to working with men.