Men’s Health Week 2020 runs between 15 and 21 June. It’s a time to raise awareness regarding the health issues affecting men and boys today. It’s also about encouraging early detection and treatment of disease.
Men’s Health Week aims to help men develop a greater understanding of the health problems they may face in life as well as gaining the courage to do something about it.
It is also an opportunity to celebrate the great work being done across Australia to improve the health of men and boys.
WORKING TOGETHER FOR MEN’S HEALTH
Promoting and improving the health of men and boys and preventing male suicide is not just men’s business. This year’s theme is Working Together for Men’s Health.
It highlights the need for everyone in the community (not just men) to collaborate and work together to achieve real progress.
THINGS YOU CAN DO DURING MEN’S HEALTH WEEK
The COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges to our world in 2020. With the current social distancing measures in place, the 2020 Men’s Health Week campaign has moved online.
People around the country are hosting virtual community events all week. To find an activity taking place in your local area, simply click on the link below for your state or territory:
Other things you can do during Men’s Health Week include:
- Getting in touch with your 3 best mates to avoid social isolation
- Hosting an online event (such as a virtual coffee catch-up)
- Sharing a positive message about the men in your life on social media and tag #MensHealthWeek
MEN’S HEALTH RESOURCES
If you or someone you know needs help, Men’s Line Australia offers support for Australian men. It’s a telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns.
You can call 1300 78 99 78 to talk with a counsellor anywhere, anytime. You can also access free professional support, no matter where you are in Australia via online or video counselling. Visit the MensLine Australia online counselling for more information.
Other useful resources to check out include:
- Dads in Distress (free help for separated Dads). Call 1300 853 437
- SANE AUSTRALIA (for people living with a mental illness) 1800 187 263 or chat online
For more information, visit the Men’s Health Week website.
YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS AT WORK
Labourpower values your health and wellbeing and is committed to wellness in the workplace. We are proud to partner with Workactive to bring you safety and wellbeing programs throughout the year.