Men’s Health Week
Keeping active and healthy is for everyone, but between 15-21st June we are focusing on Men’s Health Week. So how do men fare in Australia?
- Men have an average lower lifer expectancy compared with women (79 to 84)
- Men make up an average six out of every eight suicides every day (this causes twice as many deaths as the yearly national road toll )
- Men also suffer more illness than their female counterparts
“Promoting and improving the health of men and boys and preventing male suicide is not just men’s business.” -Dr Neil Hall, Director of Men’s Health and Resource Information Centre Western Sydney University
We know that men are more likely to engage in risky health behaviours and keep things bottled up- leading to worse mental and physical health. We need to work together, to support all the men in our lives in reducing the burden of diseases and promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours.
The Australian Men’s Health Forum has produced the infographic below to help understand why we are shining a light on men’s health and what we can do to help.
How we are helping our Men’s health
- Exercise video library to help get a workout in wherever you are
- Contact us to help get you connected with a sport or recreation club
- Health resources when you can find more physical and mental health information
How can you get involved?
- Find a Men’s Health Week event
- Check in with a mate and ask ‘R U OK?‘
- Get out and Active with a male in your life to promote mental and physical health
NQSF Program Coordinator