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Health At Work

Since most men spend about a third of their waking hours at work, finding ways to incorporate health into the workplace is one way of improving male health rates.

Conversely, the health impacts of not being able to find work or undertaking dangerous or stressful work are well-documented.

This section provides resources that promote healthy workplaces and examine programs that improve male health at work.


The Men's Health Forum: Sick Of Being Unemployed

A new report produced by the Men's Health Forum and The Work Foundation shows the health issues of unemployed men and that support services are failing to address health issues experienced by them.

Image Credits: Flickr/ Nicole Yeary

The Sydney Morning Herald: How To Die At Work: Be Male

Men are performing the deadliest jobs and riskiest tasks at work. Out of all workplace fatalities in Australia in 2012, 217 deaths were male and 12 were female. In two of the three most deadly industries, transport and construction, all of the fatalities were male.

Unemployment And Suicide In Australian Males: A Close Connection

There has been little connection made between unemployment and suicide deaths in males, a factor that overlooks the importance of employment in male health and identity. This research offers evidence that unemployment influences suicide outcomes in males especially between the ages of 30 and 50.

University Of Melbourne

Melbourne Institute: Sons’ Unexpected Long-term Scarring Due To Fathers’ Unemployment

This research paper from the Melbourne Institute focuses on the long term effects of unemployment on subjective wellbeing in a family context for 17-24 year old sons living with at least one parent.

The Young Foundation: 'Who Is Going To Employ Me?'

The Young Foundation: 'Who Is Going To Employ Me?'

The UK Young Foundation has worked with UK charity MIND to develop a resilience intervention program for men aged 45-60 who have been out of work for more than a year. It addresses ways in which some of the common challenges in engaging men were overcome.

FaHCSIA

National Homelessness Clearinghouse: Male-Specific Barriers For Homeless Men To Find Employment

A report that examines personal and social barriers faced by homeless people attempting to get back into work.

Berlin Social Science Centre

Berlin Social Science Centre: Mothers' and Fathers' Work Hours, Child Gender, and Behavior in Middle Childhood

Boys whose fathers work long hours can display delinquent and aggressive behaviour, according to a longitudinal study that used data of more than 1000 children in Western Australia.

BeyondBlue: Men@Work Program

This smartphone app will enable men working in male-dominated industries to develop personalised mental health plans that they can update to assess their mental health and use to improve their wellbeing.

Resource Kits for increasing physical activity at work

Resource Kits For Workplace Physical Activity

These physical activity resource kits are designed to promote increased physical activity at work. The kits can encourage staff to take up physical activity at work using simple strategies.

Working Through The Night

University Of Quebec: Night Work And The Risk Of Cancer In Men

This research examines possible links between night shiftwork and the prevalence of certain cancers in men. Is there a connection?

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