News • 14 Jun 2019
Men’s health week – how Open Minders stay mentally well
Due to the health status of men being generally lower than females, the spotlight this week is on the health of our Australian men for Men’s Health Week 2019. As mental health is a key part of a man’s overall health and wellbeing, we spoke to a few men at the Open Minds Woolloongabba head office to find out how they stay mentally well.
Men's Health Week occurs each June and the awareness week aims to challenge and debate key issues in men's health and to raise the profile of men, their health outcomes and health needs in Australia.
Inactive men are 60% more likely to suffer from depression than those who are active, and 70% of developmental and learning disabilities affect boys.
The top three reasons for reduced lifespan in Men are cardiovascular disease, suicide, and motor vehicle accidents.
So what can we do to stay mentally well? Hear from some of the Open Minders at head office to find out what they do:
If you or someone you know needs immediate support, here are some Mental Health Resources for men:
If you would like to book an appointment to see a professional, contact the Open Minds Mental Health Hub at Morayfield.