It has been a busy few months for Men’s Health and Wellbeing WA. With the departure of Kellie Lewis, CEO in December 2016 it has been ex-Board member Simon Yam that has stepped up to the plate to lead Men’s Health and Wellbeing in the new year.
In this edition of our Newsletter you will be able to access a number of reports published by Men’s Health and Wellbeing WA, receive an update on how we are progressing with gaining political support for a WA Men’s Health Policy, as well as an update on some of our key projects and events.
Please let us know if you would like to make a contribution, promote an event through the newsletter or give us any helpful feedback for improvement.
Yours in health and wellbeing, The Men’s Health and Wellbeing WA Team
The State of Men's Health
We have now completed the sector needs analysis which has identified seven key needs by the sector, these are outlined in more detail in the link below. The data from this report was provided to both government parties as a part an Information Briefing document provided to both government parties leading up the election as well as numerous key stakeholders.
With the recent appointment of the Labour government has committed to a WA Male Health Policy. Men’s Health and Wellbeing WA will be meeting with the Deputy Premier, Minister for Health and Mental Health, Hon. Roger Cook MLA to discuss the part that we will play in the development of the policy. This is an exciting time for the sector with the support of the Premier and Health Minister there is a great scope for improved health and wellbeing for males across the WA community.
Our regional Western Australian health and wellbeing needs analysis has been completed and there are two versions of the report available on our website. The focus over the last two months has been a social media campaign to gain traction for a WA Male Health Policy leading up to the election.
With the first quarter of 2017 already behind us there are a number of key events to look forward to over the coming months with Men’s Health Week being held in June and Mental Health week being held in October. For more information about both these events refer to the links provided. Also, follow the link and update yourself on what is happening at the national level in men’s health and wellbeing.
For further details about any of the event listed above please contact us for more details.
Joining Men’s Health and Wellbeing WA provides you with the opportunity to be part of a strong and credible network of organisations and individuals who are dedicated to providing the leadership to drive improved health and wellbeing outcomes for boys and men in Western Australia.