Men's Health Week

About Men's Health Week

Men's Health Week is an opportunity to promote the health of men and boys across the globe, highlighting the importance of men's health and what it means to be healthy. 

During this week we'll be focussing on men’s mental health and what we can do collectively across the UQ community to help. According to Beyond Blue, one in eight men will experience depression, and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives. Perhaps more worryingly, men in our lives make up an average of seven out of every nine suicides every day in Australia. To put that into perspective, the number of men who die by suicide every year in Australia is nearly double that of the national road toll. Accepting support, overcoming stigma and changing the idea that men need to be tough and keep going at the cost of their health is something as a society we want to overcome.

This Men's Health Week, let's get together, talk about Men's Mental Health and help Break the Stigma! Discover what's on at UQ below.

If you would like to know more about Men's Health Week, please visit the national website here.


Push Ups and Pizza!
Raise awareness for Men's Mental Health while de-stressing and stretching your legs during study and exams. Drop by the UQ's Push Up Station at the Grassy Knoll and let's push for better mental health! There will be FREE pizza available from 11am to help you to recharge as well as Mental Health Champions to available to talk to.
Men's Health Week - Student Blogs
A Student-staff Partnerships group have come together this semester in an effort to raise awareness of men's mental health during Men's Health Week! Read their heart-felt blogs highlighting their thoughts and experiences on masculinity and mental health from various perspectives.
Panel Discussion: gender formations of culture and self-care
Join Professor Kenneth Pakenham, Franc Hayes, Dr Mair Underwood, Lachlan Henry and Elias Blanch, as they discuss how gender formations of culture can serve as an impediment to self-care whilst exploring the relationship between masculinities and mental health issues.

Mental Health Strategy Survey

Have your say in the next Mental Health Strategy at UQ! The university is looking to understand students’ knowledge around mental health and wellbeing as well as their awareness of the support services. Complete the survey and provide your feedback to help identify gaps in support at UQ and help shape a plan that will best support students’ mental health and wellbeing over the coming years!