Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre
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.

Men in the firing line as jobs tumble – Crucial to take new tack on suicide

Men in the firing line as jobs tumble – Crucial to take new tack on suicide, say Shravankumar Guntuku and Dr Neil Hall. 

The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing the poor to be more vulnerable; homeless and consequently depressed. 

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BeyondBlue: Heads Up

beyondblue heads up Heads Up calls on business leaders to make a commitment and start taking action in their workplaces. Over 2,500 Australian business representatives has contributed their knowledge and experience to this initiative.

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

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

"Reduction in melatonin may allow levels of hormones to increase over an extended period..."

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Resource Kits For Workplace Physical Activity

PhysActKits 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.

"The healthiest Australian employees are almost three times more productive than their unhealthy colleagues..."

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BeyondBlue: Men@Work Program

bb movember logos 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.

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

wzb 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. 

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

FaHCSIA 2 A report that examines personal and social barriers faced by homeless people attempting to get back into work.

"The problem is once you’re out of the system and out of the cycle it’s very hard to get back into it again..."

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

Resilience 270px 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.  

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

Uni Melbourne 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 effect on the son's wellbeing is affected by how and why the father came into unemployment..."

Job loss and unemployment create difficulties in both individuals and the families who rely on the income that a job would or used to bring into the household.

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Unemployment And Suicide In Australian Males: A Close Connection

unemployed 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.

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

dangerous job 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.

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The Men's Health Forum: Sick Of Being Unemployed

mhf workfoundation logo 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.

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