Australian men are not as healthy as Australian women. Men have a shorter average life expectancy, are more likely to commit suicide and become injured.
The health of Australian males, a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in June 2011, states that the Australian male life expectancy is 79 years, ranked fourth among OECD countries. Almost half of the Australian male population have had a mental health condition, about one-quarter have a disability and close to one-third have a chronic health condition.
The Australian Government launched the National Male Health Policy in May 2010, to provide a framework for improving the health of men in Australia.
Health service providers are encouraged to reach out to men, in particular men suffering depression, men in rural areas and Aboriginal men. As a result, the number of health services and support organisations aiming to meet the specific health needs and challenges of men are increasing. Some of them are listed in this category.
Clinic for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
Veronica Griffin M.Sc., PH.D. (MD.MA.) ATMS- ACNEM
Brinsmead, QLD 4870We offers comprehensive programs for men of all ages seeking help with problems related to prostate, stress, weight, fitness, hormonal imbalances and other health matters specific to men. Special programs for men (and women) who work in mines/petro-chemicals/heavy industry and are exposed to a range of toxic heavy metals and chemicals and fumes on a daily basis.
Northbridge, WA 6865FPWA provides sexual health services, education and training. Services include clinical, counselling, library and bookshop, youth services and services for people with a disability (Roe Street Centre Counselling Service, Sexual helpline and Quarry Health Centre for under 25s).
East Perth, WA 6004The unique Dads@Lifeline service provides support to fathers and their children after separation or bereavement. Several hundred fathers and their children are assisted annually by Dads@Lifeline. Many of the dads report positive outcomes as a result of the program's holistic approach to their personal situations and issues.
Arncliffe, NSW 2205A worldwide fellowship of men and women who desire to stop drinking. AA offers a program of total abstinence with the support of regular meetings and Twelve Steps for recovery. The organisation has more than 2 million members in 150 countries.
Australian Drug Foundation
North Melbourne, VIC 3051Access to quality information about drugs and drug use prevention for consumers and professionals.
Health Information for Australian Men
Malvern, VIC 3144Foundation 49 is a men's health initiative of Cabrini. It aims to assist men over the age of 20, offering health information, tools for health professionals, a free quarterly magazine titled A Whole New Ball Game and a website.
Device to assist people with sleep apnea and teeth grinding
KVG Australia Pty Ltd
Blackwood, SA 5159NOISELEZZ, Europe's top selling anti snoring mouthguard is new to Australia, available with or without a money back guarantee. One size fits all, however it is possible to mould the device to fit and make more comfortable. It should also stop teeth grinding. It lasts approximately 9 months, assuming it is used every night. Suitable for anyone with a problem and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.
Adelaide, SA 5005The Fremasons Foundation, Centre for Mens Health aims to improve health services for men and disseminate the latest health information and education resources through partnerships with the University of Adelaide and other organisations.
Bondi Junction, NSW 1355Men's Health Australia is the leading source of information relating to the wellbeing (social and psychological) of males. Men's Health Australia has been developed in partnership with the Men's Health Information & Resource Centre (MHIRC) and the Australasian Men's Health Forum (AMHF).
Stirling, SA 5152Men's Health SA, a not-for-profit organisation, provides a range of programs and consultancy services including Men’s Health and Mental Health Promotion; Men’s Health Research; Clinical Services – Specialist Men’s Counselling; Media Services and Workforce Education.