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National Men's Health Links

ALZHEIMER'S AUSTRALIA

For information on dementia and memory loss.
www.alzheimers.org.au
National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500

ANDROLOGY AUSTRALIA

For information on male sexual and reproductive health including prostate disease, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, male infertility, testosterone deficiency and sexual dysfunction including erectile dysfunction.
www.andrologyaustralia.org

1300 303 878

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGING

www.health.gov.au

Contains information on a comprehensive range of health
related topics including:

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health: www.health.gov.au/indigenous

• Alcohol-related health issues: www.alcohol.gov.au

• Bladder and Bowel Website – for information & advice on the prevention & management of bladder control & bowel problems: www.bladderbowel.gov.au

• Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres: www.commcarelink.health.gov.au Information about community, aged care, disability and other support services.Help to arrange respite care when carers need a break. To contact your local Centre, phone 1800 052 222 during business hours or, for emergency respite support outside standard business hours, phone 1800 059 059

• The National Public Toilet Map: www.toiletmap.gov.au

BEYOND BLUE: THE NATIONAL DEPRESSION INITIATIVE

For information on depression, anxiety and related substanceuse
disorders, available treatments and where to get help.
www.beyondblue.org.au
Info line: 1300 22 4636

BRAINLINK

For information on conditions of the brain including stroke,
head injuries, brain tumours and progressive neurological
diseases.
www.brainlink.org.au
1800 677 579

CANCER COUNCIL

For information on all aspects of cancer. Specially trained staff are available to answer questions about cancer and offer emotional and practical support. Free service for the cost of a local call anywhere in Australia.
www.cancer.org.au

Cancer Council Helpline: 13 11 20

CARERS AUSTRALIA

For information and support for carers including counselling, advice, advocacy, education and training.
www.carersaustralia.com.au

State and Territory Carers Associations: 1800 242 636

CONTINENCE FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA

For information and resources about bladder and bowel management, continence services and assistance schemes available to you.
www.continence.org.au

The National Continence Helpline: 1800 33 00 66

DIABETES AUSTRALIA

For information on diabetes.
www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

1300 136 588

FOUNDATION 49

A Cabrini Health Initiative. For men’s health information covering all aspects of physical and emotional health in each decade of life.
www.49.com.au
For more information phone: 03 9508 1567
or email admin@49.com.au

GAMBLERS HELP

Free and confidential helpline, 24 hours, 7 days a week. For state-wide Gambler’s Help Counselling Services, search the internet (e.g. www.google.com.au) for ‘Problem Gambling’
in your state (i.e. ‘Problem Gambling New South Wales’).
1800 858 858

HEART FOUNDATION

For information on cardiovascular disease – heart, stroke and blood vessel disease – including risk factors and warning signs, plus advice on healthy eating and physical activity for improved
heart health.
www.heartfoundation.org.au
Heart Health Information Service: 1300 362 787

INDEPENDENCE AUSTRALIA
Independence Australia is committed to offering great value and real choice. As Australia’s leading national provider of continence, wound care and health and well-being products we have the largest range in Australia. Independence Australia carries over 12,000 products and we have Australia’s most competitive prices. We deliver products in a timely and efficient manner from our national network of warehouses.

For more information visit us www.independenceaustralia.com/health-solutions

MENSHEDS AUSTRALIA

Mensheds play a significant and practical role in addressing isolation, lonliness, depression and other health issues for men by connecting men with their communities and mainstream society.
www.mensheds.com.au
02 9890 8351

MENSLINE AUSTRALIA

Run by Crisis Support Services. Professional telephone support and information service for men, specialising in relationship and family concerns. Available nationally, 24/7, for the cost of a local call.
www.menslineaus.org.au
1300 78 99 78

NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH ALLIANCE

For general information about Health Service, Policies and Professionals.
www.ruralhealth.org.au
02 6285 4660

THE NATIONAL STROKE FOUNDATION

For information and advice on stroke prevention, treatment, recovery and support.
www.strokefoundation.com.au
1800 787 653

THE NATIONAL TOBACCO CAMPAIGN

For information and resources on successfully quitting smoking.
www.quitnow.info.au
Quitline: 131 848

PALLIATIVE CARE AUSTRALIA

For information on palliative care – specialised care and support for people living with an eventually fatal condition.
www.palliativecare.org.au
1800 660 055

ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE

Royal Flying Doctor Service is a not for profit organisation that delivers extensive primary health care and a 24 hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.
www.flyingdoctor.org.au
1800 467 435

SUICIDE CALL BACK SERVICE

Run by Crisis Support Services. A free nation-wide telephone support service with professional counsellors for people at risk of suicide, their carers and those bereaved by suicide.
www.crisissupport.org.au/SuicideCallback.aspx
1300 659 467

UROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AUST & NZ
www.urosoc.org.au



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LIONS

www.prostatehealth.org.au/
This website provides extensive information on prostate cancer and includes an email helpline. It is recognised as one of the best professionally developed health websites and is produced by the Australian Prostate Cancer Collaboration with funding from Lions Clubs.

Mibbinbah & Men's Health



About Mibbinbah & Men's Health 

The generally poor health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is well documented and known. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men are particularly at risk of premature death and disability. To date there is little evidence that would support specific approaches to increasing the engagement of men in programs. However, there is a real sense among workers and researches that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Spaces may be effective and culturally supportive ways of connecting men with one another. This in itself can be healthy.

Men’s spaces can also provide men with the means of connecting with those people who may be able to provide them with the resources they need to improve or maintain their health and wellbeing. There is also the possibility of moving forward to a place where many more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men are in a confident and strong position to make a significant contribution to communities. ‘Mibbinbah’ (Men’s Place) is part a part of this movement.

The Mibbinbah research project comes under the umbrella of Chronic Disease (Conditions) Program of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH). It can be thought of as two distinct but related projects: Men’s Spaces Pilot Project and Men’s Chronic Conditions Project. The first is a pilot project which seeks to identify, celebrate, and explore existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men’s Spaces. Specifically, the project will seek to discover why men might feel that certain Spaces are safe and how they can be well facilitated.

This will be done through the employment of Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Project Associates. These Project Associates (PA’s) will be trained in the use of participatory action research methods. These will help in developing and sustaining these Spaces during the research methods. These will help in developing and sustaining these Spaces during the research program. Further training in Indigenous leadership, community communication, media and computer and internet skills will enhance sustainability. Initially, the pilot phase will involve seven sites jointly funded by the CRCAH and beyondblue.

The second project will seek to understand if and why participation in chronic conditions programs by Indigenous males is improved through association with safe and well facilitated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Spaces.

The research program has been developed and deployed under the joint leadership of Jack Bulman, and Rick Hayes, leading researches in non-anthologising approaches to health promotion in both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Males Spaces.

Text extracted from http://www.mibbinbah.org/about-mibbinbah-mens-health

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