Entries in Help-Seeking Behaviours (14)


Does men’s health policy deserve our special attention? (Seminar)


The Deakin public health policy seminar series is targeted at senior researchers, academics and policy makers.

Date: Tuesday 10 June 2014 Time: 12pm for 12.30pm until 2pm (sandwich lunch) Location: Conference Room, Deakin City Centre, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Panelists: Dr Carol Holden, Tass Mousaferiadis, Dr Daniel Perkins

Does men’s health policy deserve our special attention? Despite poorer health outcomes and lower health service engagement there are few specific initiatives focusing on men’s health. Why do men not access healthcare more regularly and should health services do more to improve the engagement of men? Alternatively, why is there a need to focus on men’s health policy separately when the health care system cares predominately for male focussed diseases and chronic conditions?

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Men die earlier but women's health gets four times more funding |

A spectacular gender gap has resulted in men's health problems being allocated a quarter of the funding women's health research gets, ranked just ahead of parasitic infections.

This is even though men die four and a half years earlier than women, and are 60 per cent more likely to die from cancer.

It is one reason there is still no reliable test to detect aggressive forms of prostate cancer, a bigger killer than breast cancer.

Men's health ranked 36th for federal government health research funding in 2012, behind sexually transmitted infections and just ahead of parasitic infections, an exclusive analysis by News Corp Australia shows.

Since 2003 women's health research received more than $833 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council compared to less than $200 million for men.

Breast cancer received $60 million more than prostate cancer and ovarian cancer $64 million more than testicular cancer.

The smaller funding for men's health research is a paradox given their average life expectancy is just 79.7 compared to 84.2 for women.

And the fact that one in two Australian men will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 compared to only 1 in 3 Australian women.

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EMALE Issue 121 (April 2013)

In this month's issue:

USA launches men’s health & wellbeing framework

men’s health week 2013 launched

UK & Australian professionals reveal reasons men don’t get help

Negative Health Effects of Your Desk Job

men’s health services training programs

Events, workshops and services

  • The National Men’s Health Gathering, October 22 - 25 2013, Brisbane Convention Centre
  • Restoring Natural Harmony Weekend Workshop for Men

Here are 4 important men's health things we think you should know about...

From the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney.

2013 is shaping up to be a huge year for people working in male health. There's plenty on!

1. The eternal question: how do we get men to become involved in programs?

Not surprisingly, this is one of the most common questions as organisations consider how to meet the health needs of males. Engaging Men is an important training event to be held in Newcastle on March 14 and 15.

At just $400 for a full two-day program, you'll come away being a better worker with an improved ability to reach out to men and help them help themselves. It's the kind of event that will pay for itself just in improved attendance at your own events (think Men's Health Week)!

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Report: "What Works To Engage Fathers?"

On September 14th of 2011, the 'What Works To Engage Dads?' forum, was held at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney.

Following on from what was a most enjoyable and most useful day, we are very pleased to share with you the report from the event.  Please find a copy of the report available for you to download here.

This report provides a fitting summary of the day and we hope that you will share it around with your colleagues and in your practices.

Adopting an approach that actively includes fathers is proven to pay great dividends in improving child and family health outcomes.  Not only is being father-inclusive good for your client families, it is also hugely positive for your own organisations by adopting a stance that acknowledges the vital roles of both parents in family health.

I would like to thank you for making the time to attend this forum and be part of what is very a much an innovative approach in health.  And I would like to thank our sponsoring partners and speakers for making the day possible.

All the best,


Men's Health Information & Resource Centre
University Of Western Sydney