Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre
Social Connections and Relationships

Men and women need more than just passing acquaintances to be healthy. Part of the reasoning behind the men's sheds movement is to encourage the kinds of social interactions among peers around hobbies, sport, family etc that helps to promote better health. These resources provide evidence and resources for improving the way that systems and services can become structured to facilitate better social connections among men.

Isolation and loneliness are risk factors for poor health

Isolation and loneliness are risk factors for poor health, and are increasingly affecting younger men. GPs can play an important role in recognising and addressing the problems using the tools and services being developed to help tackle the issues.

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Emergency Contcat & Crisis support

If someone’s life is in danger or there is an immediate risk of harm, call 000.
Suicide Call Back Service: Call 1300 659 467

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Relationships Australia: Renovate Your Relationship Toolkit

renovate your relationship This booklet presents managing and repairing relationships in the form of a toolkit of techniques. This approach can make it more engaging and accessible for men who are used to dealing with repair guides or manuals and is therefore more likely to be actioned.

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Men's Health Peer Education: Men's Social Connectedness

mhpe logo This issue of the Men's Health Peer Education (MHPE) stresses the importance of social connectedness and its benefits to men's health and wellbeing.

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Relationships Australia: Men And Separation - Navigating The Future

men and separation Separation can be a highly traumatic process for both men and women. This booklet provides a guide for men going through divorce or separation, offering a resource that can help them manage the trauma more effectively.

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COPMI: Dads Doing It For Your Kids Campaign

dad poster COPMI produces resources for health workers and fathers that promote involvement in family health by fathers. Usually this is based around contexts of family environments managing mental illness but the resources available are useful for engaging fathers in most contexts. 

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Journal Of Epidemiology & Community Health: Family Matters More For Men's Well-Being

CRW 0197 Research from the University College London published in August 2012 reveals that there is a direct connection between the size of a person's social network and their psychological wellbeing. For men more than women, there is a benefit from the extended social networks that come from having a partner.

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