As a part of Men’s Health Week, a male-health focused event will take place at Hermansburg in the Northern Territory on the 22nd of May. Although taking place weeks before the national Men’s Health Week (12-18th of June) the event will give Northern Australians the opportunity to attend health checks and information sessions to learn more about physical and mental health in Australia. The event will also feature recreational events like Billy Carting, movies, bush trips and a para sailing competition.
For any further details contact the event organizer Leigh Evans on 0409 606 664.
Men’s Health Week is an important seven days no matter where you are in the world. From June the 12-18th the nation will stand in solidarity with Australian men, recognizing the significance of men’s mental health issues while promoting awareness of the male approach to health.
Statistics have shown that more males will commit suicide, that more males will die at every stage of life and more males suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females of the same age.
Although men are experiencing shorter and less healthy lives, they are still less likely to visit medical practitioners. The precedent has been set that men are not concerned with their own mental health, or that the available health services are not engaging with men effectively.
Men’s Health Week seeks to resolve these issues by raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging the early detection and treatment of physical and mental diseases among men and boys. Since the 2000’s Men’s Health Week has operated in Australia, opening a forum for the discussion of the issues central to men’s health within the nation.
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