What is Men’s Health Week??


Men’s health week looks to create discussion around current male health issues and how best to solve them through education and changing public health policy & infrastructure.

Why? Because the health status of males in most countries, including Australia, is generally poorer than that of females.

The week places particular emphasis on drawing attention to preventative behaviour around medical issues men are at higher risk of suffering from including:

  • Alcohol – which kills almost 6x more males than females
  • Workforce fatalities – 94% of all workforce fatalities are males
  • Learning disabilities – 70% of learning disabilities are in males
  • Suicide – 75% of suicides are males
  • Skin cancer – 67% of skin cancer is found in males
  • Liver cancer – 66.5% of liver disease is found in males

Find the best people to engage with and highlight men’s health and what it means to be healthy.


Tom Boyd

Kicking goals for positive mental health

Simone Austin

Eat like an athlete and boost your performance and energy through nutrition

Gus Worland

TED speaker, mental fitness campaigner, media identity

Dr Ali Walker

Human connection and culture

Emma Murray

One of Australia’s leading mindfulness practitioners and high performance mind coaches

Theo Venter

Workplace safety advocate and survivor

Chelsea Pottenger

Reboot your life through Mindfulness

Planning a Men’s Health Week Event 2021

Due to the breadth of health issues men’s health week covers, there are many options that can be addressed at events. Click any of the below to browse experts in:

It’s important to engage a current expert in the relevant field who can provide new research updates and best practices. In addition, it’s rarely possible to find a ‘one-size fits all’ approach for health issues, so having the opportunity for a Q&A or a bespoke keynote made for your unique situation is a powerful resource for any organisation and the individuals within it.


Clare Desira

Top trending mental fitness, leadership and culture speaker

Mark Bunn

Expert on health, happiness and high-performance

Annie Harvey

Known as the ‘pattern interrupter’, helping the world with its mental health issues, stress and burnout

Anthony Hart

Men's mental health campaigner

Marcus Pearce

Australia’s longevity expert incorporating mental, physical & social health at work and home

John Brogden AM

Former politician, chairman of Lifeline, suicide prevention and mental health campaigner

Mitch McPherson

Founder of SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY and mental health advocate

Brant Garvey

Australian leg amputee and paratriathlete, represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics
Mark Bunn W

“Embrace vulnerability as a strength”

Mark Bunn

Expert on health, happiness and high-performance


Dr Helena Popovic

Leading authority on how to improve brain function, bestselling author and international speaker.

David Parkin OAM

Iconic AFL legend both as a coach and player

Dr Jenny Brockis

Lifestyle Medicine Physician committed to raising mental wellbeing, psychological safety and preventing burnout

John Toomey

Global thought leader, workplace wellbeing, mental wellbeing and resilience, fatigue prevention, living and working mindfully and with peace of mind

The History of Men’s Health Week

Originating in the USA in 1994, Men’s Health Week became an international movement in 2002 as a result of a decision made by representatives of major men’s health organisations at the 2nd world congress on men’s health in Vienna.

Currently, Men’s Health Week is often headlined by blue-ribbon wearing for prostate cancer awareness, however promoting positive mental health and lifestyle choices are just as vital.




Wayne Schwass

AFL legend and mental health advocate

Samantha Jackson

Celebrity health, fitness and life coach

Mark McConville

Australia’s only full-time professional comedian with a master’s degree in Suicidology

Dr Sally Cockburn

Australia's leading health communicator, known in the media also as Dr Feelgood

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