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 Separated Dads WA service provides support to fathers and their children after separation or bereavement. Several hundred fathers and their children are assisted annually by Separated Dads WA. 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 have a 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
Melbourne, VIC 3000DrugInfo 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 and resources for Australian Men
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
Melbourne, VIC 3004Foundation 49 is a men's health initiative of Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, aiming to raise awareness of men's health. We offer health information, Men's Toolkit booklet, online health check, workplace info sessions, a free magazine A Whole New Ball Game. Foundation 49 encourages every man to have regular health check and not ignore symptoms. More information visit www.49.com.au
East Melbourne, VIC 3002Improve your confidence and selfesteem. Advanced Hair Studios uses the latest in technology for strand by strand replacement, hair re-growth therapy and hair loss solutions for men.
Visit our website to see the results for yourself and enquire about an obligation free hair check.
Dr Christopher Lekich , Prof Earl Owen, Dr Andrew Stirling
East Melbourne, VIC 3004A leading vasectomy centre with over 30 years history.
Practice locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and the Gold Coast.
Western Private Hospital
Footscray, VIC 3011
The Australian Centre of Excellence in
Male Reproductive Health
Melbourne, VIC 3004Free information on topics related to male reproductive health, including: prostate disease and prostate cancer, testicular cancer, male infertility, androgen (testosterone) use and misuse, and sexual dysfunction including erectile dysfunction.
Also evidence-based education for health professionals to improve their understanding of male reproductive health disorders and associated conditions.
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The Gap, QLD 4061Dr John Ashfield is a psychotherapist, with specialties in men's psychology and issues, psycho-oncology and palliative care, and general mental health. He is the author of six highly regarded mental health books, including 'Taking Care of Yourself and Your Family' .
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