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Men's Health

 

There are growing problems in men's health.

Men's sheds a Vital Link to the Health Professionals

Tackling men's mental health through community building.

Even though men and women experience similar rates of mental illness, men are less likely to use services for mental health problems. Many people are afraid of seeking help or talking about mental illness due to a fear of stigma. A key reason for poor mental health stems from isolation.

The Australian Men's Shed Association founded in 2007 aims to engage older men and create a sense of community by running workshops in their Sheds. A different approach to encourage 'blokes' to reach out was required.

Similarly, Perth based disability services provider; Mosaic, seeks to bridge the gap between isolated individuals and the community in which they live. Different events are held to suit a variety of interests and promote socialising.