Men’s Health Connected event series to turn spotlight on men’s health in June

Posted 29th May 2020 in General

Throughout June, the Men’s Health Connected online summit will be shining a spotlight on a range of areas specific to men’s health including mental health and suicide prevention. 

Hosted by the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF), the free event series highlights the work being done to improve the lives and health of men and boys in Australia. 

Bringing together experts from a range of areas, the event series will tackle topics including government policy, suicide prevention, men’s mental health research, online and digital approaches, services and support available for men and boys nationally.  

According to Life in Mind Project Lead, Amanda McAtamney, the event series demonstrates the importance of raising awareness around the specific needs of a significant priority population. 

“Life in Mind is dedicated to amplifying and supporting suicide prevention efforts and we welcome this month-long initiative by the Australian Men’s Health Forum. We look forward to forthcoming discussions around how we can support the sector to address the important needs of men and boys nationally” she said. 

Check out the program below for more info: 

WEEK ONE – Monday 1 June to Saturday 6 June

The theme for week one is around Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, including sessions on how suicide prevention can become a national priority.. 

WEEK TWO – Tuesday 9 June to Friday 12 June

Week two focuses on the health of men and boys, and how health is shaped by lifestyle and social determinants including education, experiences of fatherhood, work and money, relationships and access to male-friendly support services.

WEEK THREE – Monday 15 June to Sunday 21 June

Week three coincides with Men’s Health Week (15 – 21 June) which will focus on the delivery of various online programs for men and boys of all backgrounds through the Men’s Health TV channel on Facebook.

WEEKS FOUR AND FIVE – Monday 22 June to Tuesday 30 June 

The theme for weeks four and five is around men’s health research, men working in early childhood education and the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males.

Register for Men’s Health Connected via the Life in Mind events page

Learn more about Men’s Health Connected via 
https://www.amhf.org.au/men_s_health_connected