Understanding the context and causes of male health
The Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre explores men’s health in terms of the factors in society and life that build or undermine this health.
Health is a dynamic reality shaped by many factors. An individual’s health is the product of many aspects of their life, and the term used for the causes behind health status is the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).
MHIRC focuses particularly on the health status of marginalised or disadvantaged males – this includes populations such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, unemployed men, separated men, incarcerated men, new dads and other males who may find themselves at risk of increased stress and therefore poorer health outcomes.
We thank you for your interest in furthering the health of men and boys in Australia.
Host a Men’s Health Week event
Men’s Health Week events can be anything related to the physical, mental or social wellbeing of men – from yoga, to football watch parties, group exercise, or anything else that brings men together to foster friendship, positivity, and healthy environments.
Click Here to register your organisation or community group to our Men’s Health Week directory. We will use details provided in this form to contact you to provide resources to support your Men’s Health Week events and activities.
Your event can be for men of any age, it can involve teaching or learning new skills, reconnecting with nature, any sort of exercise, or it can be social – it just needs to involve men connecting with each other and building friendship, community and positivity.
Attend a Men’s Health Week event
Community initiatives are held year-round to celebrate the importance of men’s and boy’s health.
Take the opportunity during Men’s Health Week to attend a local community initiative in your area.
Contact the Men’s Health Week team to find out more.