June 13th signifies the beginning of Men’s Health Week – why is this important to know?

Men’s Health Week seeks to bring awareness to issues that specifically relate to men, or have more of an impact on men. According to the Australian Government’s website for the National Mental Health Commission, up to five times as many men as females take their own lives every year; men are also more at risk from social violence than most other social groups.

If you, or a male you know, is experiencing mental health difficulties or needs assistance, the following numbers are dedicated to helping men throughout difficult times.

Support Groups

Beyond Blue
Ph. 1300 224 636
24/7 Availability

Dad’s in Distress
Ph. 1300 853 437
Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm

Ph. 13 11 14
24/7 Availability

Men’s Line Australia
Ph. 1300 78 99 78
24/7 Availability

Man Therapy (Beyond Blue)
Ph. 1300 222 638
24/7 Availability

Suicide Call Back Service
Ph. 1300 659 467
24/7 Availability

This year’s theme is ‘Health Elements: Living with Purpose – Building on Health’. Health is not defined by the absence of problems or issues we face, but through prosperity. Often finding a purpose in life is an integral part in becoming and remaining healthy.

Men’s Health Week encourages communities to reach out to men and boys alike and promote health and well-being through activities, events and promotions.

For a list of activities on offer in Queensland, click on the following link:

For more information about Men’s Health Week, click on the link below: