Awareness – Prevention – Education – Family
Men's Health Week runs from 13 - 19 June 2022.
It is an important opportunity to highlight the importance of men's health, and to promote and support the health and wellbeing of men and boys in our communities.
Men's Health Week focuses on not just physical health, but also men's mental health and emotional wellbeing. The week, highlights the health challenges faced by men in Australia and worldwide and run events that can be replicated year-round to improve the physical, emotional and mental health of men and boys.
Men's Health Week is designed to provoke thought and discussion about what needs to be done to improve male health.
The theme of Men's Health Week 2022 is Building Healthy Environments for Men and Boys - focusing on creating physically, mentally and emotionally healthy environments in the home, workplace and in social settings.
Men’s Health Week is coordinated by Western Sydney University.
Why men's health
All this emphasis on the health of boys and men - what's that about? They're alright, aren't they?
In many cases, the answer is no.
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). Accidents, cancer and heart disease all account for the majority of male deaths.
So let's raise awareness and start the conversation for men's health.
Here's some useful resources.