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Thursday
Jun092016

Male Health in Australia - A call for action

Despite three decades of adverse statistics, male health policy or rather the lack of it, continues to fail the Australian male

Research continues to demonstrate a disproportionate gender differential in death and illness for males in Australia

The National Male Health Policy (NMHP) released in 2010 lacks endorsement, an action plan or adequate funding by the current Federal Government

The Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) has produced Male Health in Australia A call for action.  Click here to read the eight page paper.

To read a one page summary click here.

The paper is the basis for the call for action that AMHF is making to the political parties.  Click here to read What’s Next?

AMHF has also produced a PowerPoint presentation.  Click here for a copy.

Everyone is encouraged to use these resources during and beyond Men’s Health Week.

AMHF is the peak national forum promoting a social approach to male health and wellbeing.

W: www.amhf.org.au
E: admin@amhf.org.au
P: 0414 950 902.

Wednesday
Nov252015

Talk About Men: International Men's Day Masculinity Debate now online | YouTube video | SoundCloud audio

The International Men's Day Masculinity Debate, presented by Talk About Men, was a wonderful evening full of stimulation discussions.

The event is now online at the following locations:

You can listen to the entire unedited audio of the event on Soundcloud at

https://soundcloud.com/greg-andresen-947415028/talk-about-men-international-mens-day-masculinity-debate-2015-sydney

Pete Nicholls' introduction (Dads in Distress) is up as a YouTube video at https://youtu.be/svotrFdUc1o.

Nic Tovey's talk (Soulcraft) is up as a YouTube video at https://youtu.be/HcMj9IONpKc.

Greg Andresen's talk (One in Three Campaign) is up as a YouTube video at https://youtu.be/5nDx_erUDdU. You can also read a transcript at http://www.oneinthree.com.au/news/2015/11/19/talk-about-men-international-mens-day-masculinity-debate.html.

Tanveer Ahmed's talk (psychiatrist, author and local politician) is up as a YouTube video at https://youtu.be/H3-Idfi_N5M.

Tuesday
Nov032015

Helping Men Get Help | Glen Poole (UK)

COMING TO PARRAMATTA, MELBOURNE, NEWCASTLE, WOLLONGONG & DEVONPORT

Helping Men Get Help is a unique course that’s been designed for professionals who want to help more men and boys access public services and social projects. Designed and presenting by leading UK Men’s Health Consultant Glen Poole.

Who is HELPING MEN GET HELP for?

The course is designed for service providers in areas such as health promotion, parenting, education, social work, mental health, support groups, community workers and youth workers. The course if for anyone concerned with helping men and boys get better access to and outcomes from their existing services, or anyone interested in developing new services and projects for men and boys.

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Monday
Sep152014

One third of domestic violence victims denied services

Following last week’s launch of Our Watch – a new national initiative aimed to prevent violence against women and their children – the One in Three Campaign has released a new analysis of the latest Australian data on male victims of family violence.

Senior Researcher Greg Andresen said, “We are very glad to see violence against women being taken so seriously by the Australian Government. However we are extremely concerned that one third of victims of sexual assault and family violence are excluded by Our Watch and its sister organisation ANROWS simply on the basis of their gender.”

The analysis of the ABS Personal Safety Survey and the AIC Homicide in Australia, 2008–10, published today by One in Three, challenges the claim that the vast majority of family violence is committed by men against women and children. Using the same data sources as Fact Sheets recently released by ANROWS, the new data analysis paints a very different picture of gender and family violence in Australia.

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Monday
Jun092014

High male death rates throughout the world must be tackled, says new global men’s health body

Globally, men die five years earlier than women and are 50% more likely to die between the ages of 15 and 60. In countries classified as ‘least developed’ and ‘less developed’ by the United Nations, adult mortality fell faster among women than among men between 1992 and 2012. In every part of the world, men’s health outcomes are substantially worse than women’s yet this inequality has as yet received little national, regional or global attention from health policymakers or healthcare providers.

A new organisation, Global Action on Men’s Health has therefore been launched today, at the start of International Men’s Health Week 2014, with an urgent call to improve the poor state of men’s health in every part of the world.

Backed by eight organisations based in four continents, Global Action on Men’s Health (GAMH) wants the World Health Organisation and other international public health bodies, as well as individual governments, to acknowledge the scale of the problems facing men and boys and to take sustained action to tackle them. This work should sit alongside continuing action to improve the health of women and girls.

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