If you want to know more about male health and public health in general information and links are provided below.
LINKS FOR HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES
- Health Direct
Website / Phone 1800 022 222
A 24/7 telephone health advice line staffed by registered nurses.
- Headspace - National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Information, resources and services for mental health for young people aged 12-25.
- Kids Helpline
Website / Phone 1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline is Australia's national 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
Provides information about legal rights for people under the age of 18.
Website / Phone 13 11 14
A 24/7 freecall telephone counselling service for all ages.
- Reach Out
Online mental health services for young people going through tough times.
- Turning Point - Alcohol & Drug Centre
Website / Phone 1800 888 236
Hosts Counselling Online, a 24/7 service where you can communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern, using text interaction.
- Youth beyondblue
Website / Phone 1300 224 636
An independent non-profit organisation devoted to increasing community awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety and related disorders in young people.
- 1800RESPECT - National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service
Website / Phone 1800 737 72
A 24/7 confidential helpline for anyone experiencing violence.
Website / Phone 1300 78 9978
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.
- Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
Website / Phone 1800 011 046
Provides counselling and group programs to Australian veterans, peacekeepers and their families. It is a specialised, free and confidential Australia-wide service.
MALE HEALTH REPORTS AND RELATED INFORMATION
LINKS FOR OTHER AUSTRALIAN HEALTH STUDIES
Ten to Men has strong links to other longitudinal and repeat cross-sectional health studies in Australia. This includes the involvement of key researchers from those studies in the design and governance of Ten to Men.
- The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (WHA)
Since its inception ALSWH has provided invaluable data about the health of women across the lifespan, and informed federal and state government policies across a wide range of issues.
- Growing up in Australia (The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children)
A major study following the development of 10,000 children and families from all parts of Australia.
- The National Health Survey
This publication presents summary results from the 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from August 2007 to June 2008.
- The 45 and Up Study (Sax Institute)
The largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in the Southern Hemisphere.
- The Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study
The ABC Study is working with over 50,000 Australian residents to investigate the causes of cancer and other diseases.
- The Australian Twins Registry
ATR's vision is to realise the full potential of research involving twins, to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians
LINKS FOR ORGANISATIONS RELATED TO MALE HEALTH
- Australian Men's Health Forum
The peak national forum looking to expand the use of social determinants to improve male health and wellbeing.
- Better Men Australia
Working to make men more capable, more committed, more confident.
MENGAGE collates evidence that recognises the major health issues that are contributing to men's health.
- Men’s Health Australia
Information about the social and psychological wellbeing of men and boys.
- Australian Men’s Shed Association
The Australian Men's Sheds Association recognises a Men's Shed as any community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisation that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and healing environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men. A major objective is to advance the well-being and health of their male members and to encourage social inclusion.
- Men’s Health (SA)
Committed to achieving better health and wellbeing outcomes for men and boys, through practical innovative programs and initiatives, and by working collaboratively with other like-minded organisations.
- Men’s Wellbeing (QLD)
Developing the wellbeing of men to foster healthy relationships, families and communities.
- Men's Resources Tasmania (TAS)
A community based, not-for-profit organisation that supports and promotes the wellbeing of men and boys in Tasmania.
- Tas Men (TAS)
Seeking to build community by supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing of men and boys.