Although we’re currently running our annual Gender Diversity in the Australian IT Market presentation in partnership with the #TechDiversity Awards Foundation, we also want to celebrate the men in our workplace and lives! That’s why we’re shining a light on Men’s Health Week – June 10th to 16th.
While men’s life expectancy has increased significantly since the Middle Ages, a boy born in Australia in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78.0 years, while a baby girl born at the same time could expect to live to 82.3 years old.
What is being done?
Men’s Health Week provides a platform to challenge and debate key issues in men’s health. It also helps to raise awareness amongst men that they aren’t as bulletproof as they’d like to think. This week aims to break down the stigma that is often associated with men’s health issues, and to encourage them to look after their health and wellness, after all it isn’t “weak to speak”.
There are a range of events across the nation aiming to support and raise awareness for Men’s Health Week. From free BBQ’s (Yes, you read that right…move over Bunnings!), to bulk billed thorough health check-ups and even workshops and trivia nights.
How can you get involved?
You can find a comprehensive and up-to-date list of events that are going on in your state here.
Now that we’re well and truly into winter, we can expect a sniffle or sneeze around the office as the dreaded man-flu sets in. Although a laughing matter for many, this presents the perfect opportunity to encourage that colleague to visit the doctor for a thorough check-up, however reluctant they may be.
Will you be participating in any of the events for Men’s Health Week?
If so we’d love to hear from you!
As always, please let me know if there are any particular topics you would love us to look into or you have any queries or concerns.
You can call me on 03 9963 4804 or email me directly.