The Success of Men's Health Week 2019

This year MHW as run by the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre has had considerable success. The report shows the growing “pick up” of the encouragement from MHIRC for communities of all kinds across the country to DO something in their area to draw attention both to men’s contributions to the health of their communities and the need for services to reach out to boys and men in “male-friendly” ways. This was one of the themes of this year’s week. The others were “Encouraging good contact between boys and Men”, Encouraging Learning with and from Indigenous men” and “Encouraging Development of successful suicide prevention Programs”.

Once again the Australian Federal Police launched the Week, this year in the persons of Commander Mark Ney and AFP Federal Agent Daniel Mill, who represented the Aboriginal community within the Police Force. We note that learning with and from Aboriginal men have always been a theme of MHIRC and was highlighted this year.

Highlights of the week at MHIRC.

  • Over 260 events registered across the country through www.menshealthweek.org.au

  •  Over 10000 brochures, 4000 posters and 2000 checklists have been distributed.

  •  Australian Federal Police Officers launched the week in Sydney on June 11th 2019 at AFP’s Headquarters.

  •  MHIRC team has managed to reach 2 million people over 49 media interactions facilitated by Western Sydney University media team.

  •  Partnership with Sydney Film Festival to display the Men’s Health Week posters during VIVID Sydney in Pitt Street mall for 15days.

  • Social media campaigns by MHIRC and our partners Andrology Australia, Australian Men’s Shed Association and Australian Men’s Health Forum to promote the Men’s Health week have potentially reached more than 50000 people with various posts on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 500 resource packs with promotional materials from MHIRC have been distributed to event organizers across Australia.

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A full report is attached.
pdfMen's Health Week Report 20193.25 MB