Thank you for participating
Men’s Health Week (June 13-19, 2016) proved a wonderful time to promote positive men’s health messages across Australia.
This year Andrology Australia distributed over 60,000 themed resources to more than 700 individuals/organisations that held a men’s health activity during Men’s Health Week. The light-hearted resources were aimed at getting men to think about their health and wellbeing and to encourage men to talk to a doctor about any health concerns.
Another successful year of events
An online survey was distributed to 692 individuals who ordered resources and provided an email address, to gain feedback on the resources and their men’s health week activity. The survey attracted a 31% response (n=216) with key findings indicating that 95% of respondents rated this year’s theme as good/very good and an overwhelming 99% of respondents believing that the resources are a valuable source of quality men’s health promotion material.
Men’s Health Week resources were distributed right across the country, with 41% hosting activities in a major city/suburb and 59% in regional/rural or remote Australia. Community Health, GP Clinics, Shopping Centres, Workplaces and Men’s Sheds were among the breadth of participants. Andrology Australia’s men’s health messages also reached a significant number of people through external organisations’ newsletters, magazines, newspaper articles and via social media.
We would like to thank everyone for their efforts in promoting men’s health and celebrating Men’s Health Week 2016.
Don’t forget that you can still promote men’s health messages throughout the year. The “All sausage, no sizzle” and “Little drips can be a big problem” resources are now available without specific Men’s Health week 2016 dates printed on them.
Engaging men in primary care
Andrology Australia provides terrific information about engaging men in the primary health care setting including how to approach sensitive issues.
Share your men’s health promotion stories
We love hearing about what’s happening in the community. Please continue to share your men’s health stories with us via social media. Twitter @AndrologyAust or Facebook facebook.com/AndrologyAustralia