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VicHealth: Time: A Social Determinant Of Health

Time is a valuable commodity that is measured and controlled, and we can often decide how it is spent. Time is commonly measured in monetary terms, but it can also be measured in terms of health. How we use our time affects our mental and physical health and wellbeing. Between May and August 2011 VicHealth conducted a survey with 25 075 participants over 18 years of age, to see how time impacts on our health.

National Male Health Policy

National Male Health Policy

Australia continued to demonstrate its health leadership with the announcement as only the second country worldwide to implement a National Male Health Policy.

Image Credits: Flickr/ Nicole Yeary

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

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.

Unemployment And Suicide In Australian Males: A Close Connection

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.

Men's Health Resource Kit 4: Practitioners’ Guide to Men and Mental Health

MHIRC: Resource Kit 4: Practitioners’ Guide to Men and Mental Health

This guide takes a mental health promotion, population health and systems approach to men’s mental health. Mental health promotion seeks to positively influence determinants of mental health through effective interventions.

Child and Family Clearinghouse (AIFS) Factsheet

AIFS: Factsheet On Engaging Fathers In Child and Family Health

This Practice Sheet summarises and builds upon the findings from the Engaging Fathers study (Berlyn, Wise, & Soriano, 2008). It provides ideas for practitioners and policy-makers about how to increase engagement of fathers in child and family services and programs.

DEEWR: Resources To Engage Boys In Education

DEEWR: Resources To Engage Boys In Education

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has produced these guides directed at teachers to enhance engagement of boys in learning. The messages from this resource hold some applicable lessons for anyone trying to engage boys and young men in learning settings.

MHIRC: Salutogenesis

Salutogenesis is an approach that focuses on factors that support human health and well-being, rather than disease. The word itself means the creation or origins of health, and comes from the Israeli/American sociologist Professor Aaron Antonovsky (1979, 1987).

'What Makes a Man a Man' Project

This is a unique, virtual male mentoring program for all Australian men who need support in the community. The program was devised by Agi O’Hara, registered psychologist with over 25 years clinical experience and a visiting lecturer in psychology for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Neonatology at the University of Sydney.

Men's Health Week Australia

MHIRC: Men's Health Week Australia

Men's Health week is an annual campaign aimed to raise public awareness of men and boys health nationally and internationally. It aims to improve the delivery of health and wellbeing services to men and boys, as well as increasing men's awareness of their own health, wellbeing and relationship options.

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