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.
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 3051DrugInfo provides easy access to information about alcohol and other drugs, and drug prevention. Services include a website that has information for the general public, as well as a resource centre, a telephone and email information service and a specialist library service for health professionals.
Health Information for Australian Men
Malvern, VIC 3144Foundation 49 is a men's health initiative of Cabrini, aiming to raise awareness of men's health. It assists men over the age of 20, offering health information, tools for health professionals, workplace information sessions and a free quarterly magazine titled A Whole New Ball Game. Foundation 49 also encourages every man to have a regular health check. For more information visit our website.
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.
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.
Dr Christopher Lekich , Prof Earl Owen, Dr Andrew Stirling
East Melbourne, VIC 3004A leading vasectomy centre with over 30 years history.
Natural Penis Extender
Sydney, NSW 2000ProExtender Penis Enlargement System is a safe and permanent method of naturally increasing penis size and improving sexual performance with out the need for expensive and possibly harmful surgery.
Western Private Hospital
Footscray, VIC 3011
Accredited Paternity testing
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