Entries in Occupational Health & Safety (8)


MensWatch - Male Peer Support Training Program

Enables men
to support other men in their workplace, organisation or community.

Trains men with knowledge and skills to support other men experiencing challenges with personal, relationship or mental health issues.

Equips men to take action to prevent male suicide and self-harm.

Builds capacity in workplaces, organisations and communities for male mental health and wellbeing.

Ideal for Workplaces, Community groups, Organisations, Churches & Church associated NGOs.

Over two days (or equivalent) we teach MensWatch participants about:

  • Principles of skilled helping
  • Taking care of themselves as helpers
  • Common problems that men experience
  • Mental health
  • Helping men in a crisis
  • Self-help strategies for psychological wellbeing
  • Surviving relationship breakdown
  • Accessing the right kind of professional support

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    The other gender divide: where men are losing out |

    The feminist movement is working to tackle misogyny and its many harmful consequences, but should it address misandry, the male equivalent, too? Photograph: Tim Wimborne/Reuters

    It's difficult to deny that women suffer more than men as a result of their gender, and highlighting the myriad ways in which this happens is one of the cornerstones of modern feminism – which is currently enjoying a revival in the UK and elsewhere.

    But justice isn't a relative concept. If it were, we could suggest we should care less about racism against black people just because Asian people in this country are more likely to be victims of racially-motivated hate crime.

    Obviously that's nonsense. But so might be ignoring issues that affect men more severely than women just because women, overall, have it worse.

    Delving into the data reveals a surprising array of areas in which men might have the hardest time. Here's six worth thinking about:

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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

    Health tips for Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) workers

    Assoc. Prof. Gary Misan, Ms Chloe Oesterbroek, Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, UniSA

    There is no doubt that long swings, twelve hour shifts, long hours sitting in front of computer terminals or driving machinery, as much as you can eat and drink laid out free all day every day in the mess halls, disturbed sleep patterns from shift work and feeling too tired or that there is no time to exercise make it difficult for FIFO workers to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. However, there are some things you can do to lessen the load and stay fit and healthy (Scott 2000).

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    In Praise of Men (North & South, NZ)

    When I told a group of women friends I was going to write a celebratory essay about men, I picked up a faint, unspoken chill of disapproval. No matter that all of them are married to good men who trudge off to work every day, love their kids, clear the gutters and seem unlikely to suddenly declare they need a year off "to find themselves". But perhaps the women were more concerned than reproachful: writing in praise of men is risky business. It's inevitably interpreted as being anti-female, or at least anti-feminist, and every word must be inspected for unintended offence before being laid down on the page. Yet can you imagine tweaking the title of the book Why There Are No Good Men Left to Why There Are No Good Women Left - or Why There Are No Good Maori Left, for that matter? Even if the author of No Good Men intended to go beyond the cliche, she'd have been confident her female audience would be amused - and presumably didn't care if men were not.

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