International Men's Health Week is celebrated every year around the world in the middle of June. It is an opportunity to highlight the importance of men's health, and to promote and support the health and wellbeing of men and boys in our communities.
Men's Health Week focuses on not just physical health, but also men's mental health and emotional wellbeing. During the week, we highlight the health challenges faced by men in Australia and worldwide and run events that can be replicated year-round to improve the physical, emotional and mental health of men and boys.
Through a series of promotions, events and publicity around the country, Men's Health Week is designed to provoke thought and discussion about what needs to be done to improve male health.
Coordinated in Australia by the Centre for Male Health at Western Sydney University
Men’s Health Week is coordinated by the Centre for Male Health at Western Sydney University. Our close connections with community and government organisations across Australia enable us to develop the kinds of networks and partnerships that bring together people who care about better health for men and boys.
Men's Health Week works on the understanding that the best people to improve men's health in Australia are those who live, work and engage with men and boys in communities around the country.
Event organisers will receive digital resources to support their efforts in engaging local men and boys and help them run successful events during Men's Health Week.
Contact the Centre for Male Health for more information.
Men’s Health Week 2023
The theme of Men's Health Week 2023 is Healthy Habits - focusing on encouraging men and boys to build healthy habits by identifying small changes they can make that benefit their health and wellbeing.
Men's Health Week was started in the United States by the US Congress in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
In Australia, there were small and localised Men's Health Week events in Victoria and then in New South Wales from about 2000 onwards. Since then, Men’s Health Week has gained traction, with organisations and community groups across the world celebrating the contributions men and boys make to our society.
In Australia, Men’s Health Week provides a platform for challenging and debating key issues in men’s health and to raise the profile of men, their health outcomes and health needs around the country each June. Our approach celebrates the strengths of men, the contributions they make, and the important roles they play in society.
CHAMPIONING MALE HEALTH Brought to you by the
Centre for Male Health
The Centre for Male Health
received funding from the Australian Government.
Centre for Male Health
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797 Penrith NSW 2751 Australia
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