June 15 – June 21
This week we’re focusing on how we can best support the boys and men in our lives. We’ve pulled together a list of important tips and resources to help boys and men preventatively manage their health.
We’re supporting Men’s Health Week to focus on all of the boys and men in our lives. We’re doing this because their life expectancy is shorter than their female counterparts, they suffer more illness and accidents and men take their own lives at four times the rate of women – that’s five men a day, on average. We’ll be providing tips on how to start a conversation and male-friendly health services this week to help you understand the health impacts of men’s and boys’ environments and how we can change the statistics.
One way you can help manage mental health and support the men in your life is by having a conversation. While it may seem like there is never a perfect time or place, preparation is key! Some considerations that you may take into account include: practicing what you want to say (to yourself or with others), and choosing an environment that is conversation friendly. For more key considerations and tips to understand, recognize and manage mental health, sign up for our upcoming TYF workshops.
Now that we understand more about the impacts of health on men and boys and how to start a conversation, we can begin to preventatively manager our health. Follow the link in our bio for a list of male-friendly health services. A good place to start is speaking to your local GP and Beyond Blue.
Need Support? If you know someone who requires urgent assistance or support, please contact:
Suicide call back service: 1300 659 467
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Support for AFL Players: If you are a current or past AFL Player and would like to know more about our specialised wellbeing and mental health services please contact the AFL Players’ Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 03-8651 4300 (Mon to Fri, 9am – 5pm).
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Tackle Your Feelings has added extra online sessions for the month of June!
We are delivering what are usually face-to-face workshops, virtually online to help community coaches & club members understand, recognise and manage the signs of mental health.
Click here to sign up to one of our free online workshops.