June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 | Articles


Supporting Men’s Health Week

This week we’re focusing on how we can best support the boys and men in our lives. We’ve pulled together a list of important tips and resources to help boys and men preventatively manage their health.

This week we’re focusing on how we can best support the boys and men in our lives. We’ve pulled together a list of important tips and resources to help boys and men preventatively manage their health.

Why men's health?

 

We’re supporting Men’s Health Week to focus on all of the boys and men in our lives. We’re doing this because their life expectancy is shorter than their female counterparts, they suffer more illness and accidents and men take their own lives at four times the rate of women – that’s five men a day, on average. We’ll be providing tips on how to start a conversation and male-friendly health services this week to help you understand the health impacts of men’s and boys’ environments and how we can change the statistics.

 
Starting a coversation

 

One way you can help manage mental health and support the men in your life is by having a conversation. While it may seem like there is never a perfect time or place, preparation is key! Some considerations that you may take into account include: practicing what you want to say (to yourself or with others), and choosing an environment that is conversation friendly. For more key considerations and tips to understand, recognize and manage mental health, sign up for our upcoming TYF workshops.

 
Male-friendly services

 

Now that we understand more about the impacts of health on men and boys and how to start a conversation, we can begin to preventatively manager our health. Follow the link in our bio for a list of male-friendly health services. A good place to start is speaking to your local GP and Beyond Blue.

For Support:
https://mensline.org.au/
https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/
https://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/I-Need-Help-Now
https://www.qlife.org.au/
https://www.quit.org.au/
https://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/

For information:

https://www.menshealthweek.org.au/
https://www.ruok.org.au/

 

Need Support? If you know someone who requires urgent assistance or support, please contact:

  • Suicide call back service: 1300 659 467
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
  • Emergency: 000

 

This article was provided by Tackle Your Feelings – a mental health training program for Community Footy Clubs, funded by the Z-Zurich Foundation and Zurich, Australia. 

Championing positive change in mental health

www.tackleyourfeelings.org.au.