Celebrating 30 years of Men’s Health Week: Time to do your health check

From Monday, June 10 to Sunday, June 16, we’re marking a major milestone: the 30th anniversary of International Men’s Health Week. This year, we’re putting the spotlight on Men’s Health Checks. It’s the perfect time for all of us to pause, reflect on our health, and make sure we’re doing everything we can to lead happier and healthier lives.

Why Men’s Health matters

Men’s Health Week is a chance for everyone to focus on staying healthy and supporting each other. Whether you’re at school, at work, or hanging out with friends, it’s about starting conversations and taking action to raise awareness. By talking about men’s health, we can encourage boys and young men to adopt healthier lifestyles and support one another.

Men’s Health Checks

This year, the focus is on Men’s Health Checks – the physical, mental, and social checks we can all do.

Regular check-ups can catch issues early, making it easier to treat and manage them. Think of it like giving your car a service – a little maintenance goes along way to keeping things running smoothly.  Throughout the week we’ll be sharing tips and insights across our socials on the practical things you can do to help support your physical, mental and social being. 

  • Men’s Mental Health: Myth or Fact? We’ll bust common myths about mental health.
  • Men’s Physical Health: Let’s get active. We chat about the pros of movement and exercise for your general health and wellbeing 
  • Mateship: We chat with our Top Blokes grads about the importance of social connections and support networks for your overall wellbeing.

Three things you can do this Men’s Health Week

Keen to get started and show your support this Men’s Health Week? We’ve got you covered.

1. Share Nick’s tips on the ‘Big 6’

Top Blokes the ‘Big 6’ are six simple steps – water, routine, healthy food, exercise, sleep and hygiene – we can all take to build a strong foundation for positive mental health. Youth Worker Nick shares his tips on how to integrate the Big 6 into your every day life. Share the video on your socials or send it to a mate.

2. Download the ‘Big 6’ poster

Download our Big 6 poster for your school or community group. Life as a teen can be pretty tough. Display the Big 6 poster in your school or classroom and help lay the foundations for positive mental health.

3. Myth Busting: Men’s Mental Health edition

Youth Workers Dayne and Tyrone tackle some of the most common myths surrounding men’s mental health. It’s time to break the stigma and spread awareness about the realities men face. When we understand the truth, we can help more men take charge of their mental wellbeing.

Remember to follow us on social media throughout the week. Have a Happy Men’s Health Week.