IMPROVING MEN’S HEALTH

THE PATH TOWARDS EQUALITY AND WELLBEING STARTS WITH MEN’S MENTAL HEALTH

Across society, men face unique challenges that can impact their mental wellbeing, including societal pressures, stigma around expressing emotions, and inadequate mental health support tailored to their needs. 

To address these issues and promote equality, we are committed to securing further funding and resources to enhance men’s mental health services.

Equality for men and women, irrespective of race, heritage, or financial situation, is at the heart of our efforts. Ensuring equitable access to mental health support for all individuals is fundamental to building a cohesive and fair society. 

Just as there is a Minister for Women, we advocate for the establishment of a Minister for Men, who would specifically address men’s health issues, including mental health. This dedicated role would ensure that men’s mental health receives the focused attention it deserves within the government framework.

 

We have already secured over $300,000 in funding dedicated to men’s health initiatives.

HERE ARE OUR PROJECTS:

SUICIDE PREVENTION FELLOWSHIP

The Hon. Sarah Game secured $100,000 from the Labor Government to support the Suicide Prevention Fellowship in Men’s Mental Health in collaboration with the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation (BMHRF) and Flinders University.

MEN'S HEALTH CHECKLIST

The Hon. Sarah Game secured $250,000 for the Men’s Health Checklist (MHC). The MHC  app that hopes to function as a daily “checklist” that men can use to audit their day to day health so doctors can use the information to give better diagnoses, prescriptions and overall medical advice.

GRENFELL STREET URGENT MENTAL HEALTH CARE CENTRE

The Hon. Sarah secured $100,000 for the Grenfell Street Urgent Mental Health Care Centre, so that their services may be advertised to ensure the community is aware the centre provides free 24 hour service for people experiencing mental health crisis.

These funds will be utilised to develop and expand mental health programs, provide better access to counseling services, and support community-based initiatives that encourage men to seek help and support each other.

We recognise that addressing men’s mental health is not a one-time effort but requires sustained investment and attention.

Our commitment to this cause reflects our broader goal of equality for all, regardless of gender, race, heritage, or financial situation

We are committed to securing further funding and resources to enhance men’s mental health services.

Get In Touch

Parliament House South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

08 8237 9536

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