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Tuesday
Mar202012

Men's Health Peer Education Magazine

The Men's Health Peer Education (MHPE) program was funded as part of the supplementary package of support provided by the Australian Government in response to the validated findings of the Vietnam Veterans' Health Study.

The MHPE program trains volunteers to provide health information to their veteran peers to assist them in making informed lifestyle choices around their health. The program is open to all veterans or partners of veterans.

To support the MHPE volunteer network and program, a magazine is produced. Articles are contributed by MHPE volunteers; health professionals and DVA staff.

The magazine is available online and may be downloaded as a PDF document:

Current Issue

Previous Issues

You can also order a copy of the Men's Health Peer Education Magazine by completing the following order form (PDF) and emailing it to .

Tuesday
Mar202012

Men's Quick Health Check online resource

The Men's Health Peer Education (MHPE) program was funded as part of the supplementary package of support provided by the Australian Government in response to the validated findings of the Vietnam Veterans' Health Study.

The MHPE program trains volunteers to provide health information to their veteran peers to assist them in making informed lifestyle choices around their health. The program is open to all veterans or partners of veterans.

MHPE provides a Men's Quick Health Check online resource

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Thursday
Jul212011

Movember funds build world’s biggest shed – online!

Shed Online takes the concept of Men’s Sheds and puts it into cyberspace!  This shedonline website is somewhere men can get together, without leaving their homes and find friendship, information or just see what’s happening in the shed.

As a direct result of funds raised by Movember Mo Bros and Sistas, our men’s health partner, beyondblue, was recently able to launch The Shed Online initiative. It is a website where men can socialise, network, make new friends and share skills; aiming to replicate all the positive things men get from being in their own sheds or in a community Men’s Shed. 

To give you a bit of background, the inspiration for The Shed Online comes from the 400 Men’s Sheds which are thriving Australia-wide.

“In those sheds, in towns across the country, men can get together, work on projects shoulder to shoulder, learn new skills and if they feel comfortable, they can talk to one another about light-hearted or more serious issues,” said Chairman of beyondblue The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC

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Thursday
Apr032008

Kincumber Men's Shed blog

Kincumber Men's Shed now has a blog up and running with history, events, information and photos.

Wednesday
Jul112007

Men, Depression and Nursing Homes

A Bloody Depressing Thought: The relationship between older men, aged care and depression. 

Abstract

This paper will examine some of the different ways in which older men interact with aged care; as well as speculating on the risk factors for depression for these men. Given the scarcity of direct research about older men and aged care this will be done through examining existing research and practice in the areas of men’s health, ageing and aged care, particular attention will be given to qualitative research with older men living independently in the community.

The deficiencies of these discourses in regard to older men will also be discussed. Suggestions for working with this group will also be considered, using salutogenic population health as a model for engagement.