Below are some resources, papers and articles that can be useful for professionals who are working with men around their general health.

Australian Government Publications

Introduction to working with men and their family relationships guide [PDF 880 KB]
A resource to engage men and their families. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and indigenous Affairs, 2009.

Father-inclusive practice [PDF 576 KB]
A tool to support the inclusion of fathers in a holistic approach to service delivery. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and indigenous Affairs, 2009.

Victoria Health (2010): Men’s Health and Well Being Strategy Background Paper [PDF 927 KB]
This is a valuable well put together analysis of the challenges of addressing men’s health and well being. Men’s experiences of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault and their impact on well being a given some mention.

Victoria Health (2010): Men’s Health and Well Being Strategy 2010-2014 [PDF 688 KB]
This document produced out of the background paper is useful, however for some reason the issue of men’s experiences of sexual abuse or sexual assault has disappeared, even though they mention Living Well’s services as an example of best practice?

Department of Health and Ageing National Male Health Strategy 2010

The Policy provides a framework for improving the health of all males and achieving equal health outcomes for population groups of males at risk of poor health. It provides practical suggestions for action designed to guide directions into the new decade especially in areas where we know we can make a difference in improving the health of Australian males, and those with the poorest health. The National Male Health Policy – Building on the Strengths of Australian Males, has nine supporting documents providing in-depth analysis of some of the issues raised in the Policy. It also has some practical suggestions for males about what they can do to improve their own health, and some guiding principles that can be used when developing programs and policies affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males.

National Male Health Policy

Other websites

The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders
N.A.M.E.D.’s mission is to provide support to males with eating disorders and their families, to make the public more aware of the issue, and to be a resource of information on the subject.

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