During Men’s Health Week, communities across Australia reach out to men, boys and their families to promote health and wellbeing through engaging activities, events and promotions.

These events create the right setting for conversations about the elements that make us healthy – life, purpose, health and wellness and everything in-between – because they are locally tailored to the needs of men and boys and their local communities.

That’s why our 2016 theme ‘HEALTH ELEMENTS’ is about encouraging communities to start those conversations about the elements of life that build health and life’s purpose.

The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.

Robert F. Kennedy

This idea of ‘purpose’ is about deciding what matters most – and only local people can take the lead in deciding what that is. Our belief is that by working together with a focus on local action, we can improve the outcomes for the health of our men and boys and their families and communities. 

Men’s Health Week is your week of conversation, reflection and action on what issues impact on the health of boys and blokes in your community – and doing something that makes things better.

And for over a decade, this idea has shown itself to be a great way to start having those conversations about what it means to be healthy in the different areas of our lives.