Skip To Content
 

MHIRC: Resource Kit 2: Practitioners’ Guide to Effective Men’s Health Messaging

This guide outlines how the design of health promotion programs should be based on research evidence that explores the complexity of links between men, masculinity and health, and be tailored to the respective audience.

Men's Health Resource Kit 2: Practitioners’ Guide to Effective Men’s Health Messaging

 

Overview

This chapter begins by providing a brief overview of masculinity and manhood and of cultural expectations of males. This includes the need to appear masculine and how societal expectations influence this and in turn how this may influence the design of health messaging and health promotion initiatives.

Male health seeking behaviour is discussed along with barriers and enablers of service access for men. Such barriers include fear of stigmatisation, and unhelpful features of a service delivery environment and communication.

The chapter concludes with suggested strategies for engaging males, and discussion of setting based approaches and workplace programs.

Resources Available

 

Sign up to our e-newsletter

© 2011-2018 Men's Health Information & Resource Centre, University of Western Sydney. All Rights Reserved. Site by Liquid Vision

The Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre received funding from the Australian Government.

Western Sydney University's Men's Health Information & Resource Centre