It’s Men’s Health Week 9 -15 June!
If it’s time you, or a bloke in your life got something checked out – do it this week!
Supported by the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre of UWS, the Department of Health and Beyond Blue, Men’s Health Week has a direct focus on the health impacts of men’s and boy’s environments.
According to the ABS, a boy born in Australia in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78.0 years while a baby girl born at the same time could expect to live to 82.3 years old. Right from the start, boys suffer more illness, more accidents and die earlier than their female counterparts.
Men take their own lives at four times the rate of women (that’s five men a day, on average) and accidents, cancer and heart disease all account for the majority of male deaths. Check out the statistics here.
Men’s Health Week serves to ask two questions:
- What factors in men’s and boy’s environments contribute to the status of male health?
- How can we turn that around and create positive environments in men’s and boy’s lives?
Men’s Health Week focuses on bringing together local services, groups and individuals to tackle the most important health issues relevant to local blokes. You decide what your health priorities are – this site will help you with ideas from health experts.