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Wednesday
Jun112014

More man-friendly health services needed to stem suicide flow

Suicide continues to be one of the top 10 causes of death amongst men, with suicide prevention campaigners using a Canberra conference to call for more "male friendly" health services to encourage men to seek help.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of male death according to the most recent ABS data which found three-quarters of people who died by suicide were male.

Of the 2535 suicide deaths in Australia in 2012, 1901 were men and 634 were women, which equates to almost seven suicide deaths a day. 

Men are three times more likely to commit suicide - and three times less likely to seek help - than women, the 2014 Men's Health and Suicide Prevention Conference in Canberra was told on Wednesday. 

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Professor John MacDonald, director of Men's Health Information and Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney.

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Sunday
Jun012014

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

Deakin public health policy seminar: DOES MEN’S HEALTH POLICY DESERVE OUR SPECIAL ATTENTION?

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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Monday
May122014

Share your story: A safer future for children

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is investigating how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.

In its first 16 months of operation, the Royal Commission has travelled to every state and territory of Australia including many regional areas, to hear from more than 1,500 people in private sessions. The Royal Commission’s call centre has received over 11,000 phone calls from the public and held 11 public hearings.  

Historical data suggests that males were more likely to be sexually abused in institutions than females, and males were also likely to take more than five years longer to report that abuse. 

If you were sexually abused as a child while in the care of an institution in Australia you can share your story with the Royal Commission. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, or how long ago the abuse occurred, every person’s story is important.

The first step is to let the Royal Commission know that you are interested in sharing your story.

Call: 1800 099 340 between the hours of 8am and 8pm from Monday to Friday

Email: Send an email to contact@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Write: GPO Box 5283, Sydney, NSW 2001.

Discussing child sexual abuse can be difficult. The Royal Commission can refer survivors of child sexual abuse to counsellors or special support groups. 

For more information about the work of the Royal Commission and support services available visit www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au or call 1800 099 340.

 

Wednesday
Jan082014

Working with men and relationship issues - opportunities and challenges (Video)

One of the highlights of the 2013 National Men's Health Gathering in Brisbane was the Men and Vulnerable Families Forum Plenary Session featuring presentations by Dr Warren Farrell (USA) and Glen Poole (UK). Titled Working with men and relationship issues – opportunities and challenges, this event explored many contemporary issues around men, fathers and relationships, and how to better support them.

The entire event, including an extensive Q & A session, filmed on Friday 25 October 2013 at 9am, is now available on YouTube.

Chaired by Andrew King from Groupwork Solutions, the two keynote speakers were:

Watch the complete event:

Watch excerpts:

Glen Poole:

Dr Warren Farrell:

Q & A:

Friday
Dec272013

University of South Australia Male Studies courses commencing in 2014

The first of the University of South Australia Male Studies courses planned for 2014 is now accepting applications for enrolment.

You can find information about the first of the courses on offer – the Professional Certificate in Male Health and Male Health Promotion here.

You can also download a Registration Form, which must be completed if you are intending to undertake one or both courses in 2014, from here. Processing of enrolments will commence early in the New Year.

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