Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre
Resources For Organising Groups & Events

What can you share with us about better ways to run a men's health program or event? This section aims to draw together learnings and insights from past events to give you an idea of what works well and what doesn't work so well in running services and events.

2019 AMHF Men's Health Report card released

The Men’s Health Report Card 2019 produced by the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) highlights a number of areas of concern including the fact that men in Australia are dying six years younger than women on average.

AMHF, the national peak body for men’s health, is calling on politicians at federal, state and territory level to invest more time, money and resources into improving the lives and health of men and boys.

AMHF President Jonathan Bedloe said:

 “This report card on the state of men and boys’ health in Australia tells us we must do better.

“Our sons are less educated than our daughters. Our brothers die younger than our sisters. Our fathers are more likely to die at work than our mothers. Our male friends are more likely to die by suicide than our female friends.

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Riverstone Men's Shed: Good Practices In A Men's Shed

Riverstone The Riverstone Men's Shed provides a good model for how effective a men's shed can be in integrating the community and promoting male health. In 2014, there are approximately 950 men's sheds around the country and the movement has proven so successful that it has become an accepted model for meeting the needs of older men's health and wellbeing.

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AIHMS: Men's Health Promotion Kits

aimhs For practitioners who wish to provide resources that cover a broad spectrum of male health topics, these kits can provide materials for emotional and physical health aspects. The Male Health Promotion kits have been specifically designed to provide a set of resources to cover various topics of men's health within practices, or at events. A merchandising stand is available to order.

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COTA: Organisational Resources From The OM:NI Groups

COTA The OM:NI groups offer a useful model for commencing and operating an older men's network. The outcomes from OM:NI are relevant to organisers of other male-oriented groups.

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WSU: Research That Informs Mens Shed-Based Practices

amsa This a list of research publications that provide evidence to support the wellbeing of men in shed-based contexts.

This document lists research, mostly from Australia, which provides the most recent evidence and insights as to why and how ‘men’s shed’ or workshop-based practice can enhance men’s lives and wellbeing in some community settings.

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