More males die at every stages through the life course, more males have accidents, more males take their own lives and more males suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females at the same age.
Meanwhile, men are less frequent visitors to general practitioners, and the perception is that they don’t care about health or that health services are not well-prepared to interact with men effectively.
Men’s Health Week aims to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
It is important that men make use of health services to preventatively manage their health and find out before it’s too late if problems exist. But equally, health services need to know how to reach out to, communicate with and engage with men to be effective in helping them when they do come through the door.
This week we ask all men, boys and their families to think about the below tips on staying healthy and make sure they are taking action.
Services you may want to access if you or a loved one needs help include:
Stay tuned to our socials this week as we share ways to access mental health support, suicide prevention training and services, important check-ups for men and more tips to for Gold Coast guy’s to stay healthy.