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Men’s Health Week: Making healthy connections

15-Jun-2018

Men’s Health Week is all about making healthy connections. Each year around one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness, and the rates are higher for people who are living alone. By making healthy connections, men are more likely to create a support network, experience less loneliness, and increase their wellbeing.

To help encourage men to seek help when they need it, MensLine Australia offers remote and after-hours phone and online counselling. We know from our data that most men call about problems with their relationships – this can be with family, friends, work colleagues, or it can be about loneliness.

Too many men are quietly struggling, but they can reach out for support.

Men’s Health Week is encouraging men to make healthy connections with their families and the community. In keeping with the theme, we’re featuring a few articles from MensLine Australia that have useful advice on how to make a connection.

Social Connections – Having a strong circle of people around you is one of the most beneficial ways to maintain your mental health. It’s important to develop and maintain social connections from the past and present. We share some tips for keeping your social connections strong.

The power of a good support network – Having a good support network can help you to maintain your mental health and wellbeing. Support networks can take many forms, but for most people, it is a combination of family, friends and colleagues that offer support during the good and bad times. We share some tips on building your network.

Emotional wellbeing – Looking out for and maintaining your emotional wellbeing can help to improve your mental health. We share some tips on how to stay on top.

MensLine Australia is a national 24/7 support and counselling service. Our counsellors are experienced in men’s mental health issues. If you need support, call MensLine on 1300 78 99 78.

 

If you need mental health support, call to speak to one of our professional counsellors:

MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

SuicideLine Victoria 1300 651 251