The Australian Men’s Health Forum brings you the Men’s Health Connected Online Summit this June

by Spanner in the Works

Men’s Health Connected is a free, month-long summit for everyone who’s committed to improving the lives and health of men and boys in Australia.

We know it’s difficult to gather in person right now, which is why we’ve created this opportunity for you to get together online with men’s health leaders from around Australia.

What’s the current state of older men’s mental health in Australia? How is COVID-19 impacting the mental health of men over 65? What are the key things we can do to keep older mentally well and healthy? These are some of the big questions we’ll address during today’s event.

The Australian Men’s Health Forum is hosting a month-long, online summit called Men’s Health Connected that includes a day dedicated to older men’s health.

Held on Friday 5 June on zoom, the event – called “Working with older men – responding to COVID-19” – will be of particular interest to men over 65 and people working with and running services for older men.

The event is free though you will need to register to attend:

Working with older men online event

There are four sessions throughout the day starting at 10am with a session called “giving older men a voice” which will ask the question “who’s advocating for blokes over 65. Speakers include Dr Anthony Brown, a leading men’s health expert and distinguished member of the Australia Associate of Gerontology.

Session 2 at 11.45 is titled “the impact of COVID-19 on older men” and looks how different services are responding. Lindsay Oates, President of the Victoria Men’s Sheds Association and Christopher McNamara, Head of Community Services and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia are among the speakers.

After lunch, a 2pm session on mental wellbeing will explore “what’s working for older men” with a panel that includes Wes Carter OA of the Men’s Work Project WA and Frank Cowell of Shed Happens.

The day wraps up with a final session reflecting on the conversations of the day and giving attendees an opportunity to contribute to the discussion.

Visit to find out more about the AMHF Men’s Health Connected program.

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