Men’s Health Week: calling communities to support all men, young and old
International Men's Health Week is celebrated every year around the world in the middle of June. It is an important opportunity to highlight men's health and what it means to be healthy.
Each day in Australia, six out of eight people who take their lives are male. This year, Men’s Health Week (15-21 June) coordinated by Western Sydney University’s Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC), aims to raise awareness about suicide as the single most pressing issue in society for men and boys.
“Everybody has a father, son, brother, partner, mentor, friend or colleague who would benefit from positive support. Sometimes men have less opportunity to seek out support and may have difficulty voicing their issues. By communities working together – people of all genders, cultures and ages – we can start to address these issues and improve health outcomes,” said Dr Neil, Hall, MHIRC Director.
Pick up your phone, send a text or get together online with the men in your live to share vital support that they need.
For 24/7 crisis support call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14. For men’s health information and support resources, visit the Men’s Health Week website.