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2 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Overview Understanding & Engaging Males Understanding & Engaging Males For better health Outcomes by Bernard Denner MACA Men’s Health Educator/Advocate Centre for Advancement of Men’s Health (CAMH) Mildura Vic.

3 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Healthmannet.com.au website of CAMH/Men’s Health Averages monthly; Up to 80,000 hits & 11,250+ sessions Rated 2001 top 15% of 1.7m www domains ‘Mannet’ ranked No 2 …All Web…2004 “Who said men weren’t interested in their health”

4 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Because 'Men are Different’... Men's Health comes in all shapes and sizes. Men have different needs, at different times in their lives. They experience different outcomes even for the same problems whether that is their physical health or general wellbeing. Men react differently to life issues such as separation, divorce, death, work pressure, unemployment, early retirement, sex, relationships with their partner and kids

5 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Because 'Men are Different’... Men don't all barrack for the same football team We even like our women different,. not all men like blonds or big breasts so men are different. Sometimes we need to understand how… different men really are and do things a bit different.

6 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health 'Men are Different’ 'Men's Health comes in all shapes and sizes. Men have different needs, at different times in their life. They experience different outcomes even for the same problems whether that is their physical health or general wellbeing. As men we react differently to life issues such as separation, divorce, death, work pressure, unemployment, early retirement, sex, relationships with their partner and kids and as we know we don't all barrack for the same football team …so men are different Sometimes we need to understand how different men really are and do things a bit different.

7 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Other Factors Competitive Society… with Expectations  Workplace Status  Income/Car you drive  Family Unit…Partner & Kids  Your mortgage & SIZE of HOME This is can also be the case for Women in Workplace

8 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health We need to UNDERSTAND… WHO ARE MEN?

9 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health  Skilled / Unskilled / Seasonal  Partner / Husband  Separated / Divorced / Single  Son / Brother / Father /Grandpa  Gay/Bi  World War II Veteran  Vietnam / Iraq/ Gulf Veteran  Actor/Model

10 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health  Professional / BusinessMan  Doctor/Nurse/Health Worker  Unemployed / Retired  Student  Indigenous  Farmer / Grower

11 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Men’s Health…What is the ISSUE? It’s NOT JUST about Disease It’s NOT JUST about Injury It’s NOT so much about WHO Men ARE It’s ABOUT…Early Intervention to reduce Premature Death & Morbidity Depression for Whatever His ‘Inability’ to Cope with LOSS The LOSS of a Good Bloke for No APPARENT reason

12 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Most people assume that men, by virtue of their economic advantages in society, must be correspondingly healthy. Those who look at the health statistics of western cultures know that being male can be a risk factor for premature mortality from infancy through to old age. Despite the efforts of the health care industry to raise men’s awareness and participation in attending to their own health needs, men continue to be very poor consumers of health care services. 1 Dr David Bowering…BC Canada 2001

13 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Understanding Men’s Health We need to UNDERSTAND WHY MEN GET INTO TROUBLE It’s not just as Simple… as Being Male Men’s Health CAN BE… Time Bomb

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15 Life Expectancy of the average man Male Female Australia78.5 (CA 75.7) 83.3 (82.41) ACT Vic NSW Queensland SA WA Tassie NT Indigenous Source: Victorian Burden of Disease Report

16 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health MALE CAUSES OF DEATH ABS 2002 … Mortality Atlas Australia Cause ( ) Males Females deaths per 100,000 persons (comparison) Cancers Heart Disease Strokes Lung Diseases Accidents Self Harm

17 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health AUSTRALIAN MORTALITY RATES Northern Territory – years Cause of DeathMales Females Cancer 0 0 Drugs 0 0 Suicide 13 0 Transport Accident N/A N/A Source: ABS Causes of Death N/A – Statistics not available for publication

18 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health AUSTRALIAN MORTALITY RATES Northern Territory – years Cause of DeathMales Females Cancer 10 6 Drugs N/A 0 Suicide 19 0 Transport Accident 19 N/A Source: ABS Causes of Death N/A – Statistics not available for publication

19 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health AUSTRALIAN MORTALITY RATES Northern Territory – years Cause of DeathMales Females Cancer Ischaemic Heart Disease14 N/A Suicide 3 N/A Transport Accident N/A 0 Source: ABS Causes of Death N/A – Statistics not available for publication

20 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health AUSTRALIAN MORTALITY RATES Northern Territory – years Cause of DeathMales Females Cancer Ischaemic Heart Disease16 3 Stomach Cancer 12 3 Lung Cancer 6 N/A Source: ABS Causes of Death N/A – Statistics not available for publication

21 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health LIFE EXPECTANCY Northern Territory MalesFemales Darwin7681 Northern Territory - Boulder6873

22 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Typical Community … MORTALITY RATES 2005 FEMALES 1Heart disease 2Stroke 3Dementia 4Breast Cancer 5Colon/Rectum Cancer 6Lung/Pulmonary 7Diabetes 8Lung cancer 9Stress (HBP) 10Vascular disease MALES 1Heart disease 2Lung cancer 3Stroke 4Lung/Pulmonary 5Prostate Cancer 6Colon/Rectum Cancer 7Diabetes 8Stress (HBP) 9Dementia 10Suicide

23 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health MALE CAUSES OF DEATH ABS 2003 … Mortality Atlas Australia Cause ( ) Males Females deaths per 100,000 persons (comparison) Cancers Heart Disease Strokes Lung Diseases Accidents Self Harm

24 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health ABORIGINAL / TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS HEALTH STATISTICS… Life Expectancy Indigenous Males Females South Australia Western Australia Northern Territory Other Australia Indigenous Australia Source: Anderson et al & ABS2003

25 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health ABORIGINAL / TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS HEALTH STATISTICS Death Rates are higher for Indigenous people… Top 5 Circulatory Diseases – includes heart disease Respiratory Diseases – includes pneumonia Injuries – includes road traffic accidents CVD diseases – includes diabetes Suicide Source: Australia’s Health 1998

26 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health ABORIGINAL / TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS HEALTH STATISTICS RISK FACTORS Overweight and obesity Indigenous people are more likely than other Australians to be classified as obese based on their body mass index (BMI). Cigarette Smoking Indigenous adults are about Twice as likely to smoke Alcohol Indigenous people are more likely to drink at unsafe levels. Source: Australia’s Health 1998

27 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Considering the whole population in the Rural WA, the major causes of death and illness include: Heart Disease Stroke, Chronic obstructive lungs Depression Lung cancer

28 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Health determinants of impact Harmful alcohol consumption Smoking Overweight and obesity Poor nutrition Physical inactivity Risk and protective factors for mental health ….EG.STRESS Comparison to urban populations, rural and remote populations in SA will have greater death and illness due to injury

29 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health EARLY MORTALITY RATES FROM Preventable Diseases Through Early Intervention Screening & Education = Preventable Outcomes

30 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health OTHER ISSUES THAT IMPACT ON MEN’S HEALTH/WELLBEING Depression/Sense of ‘Despair’ Uncertainty …’Who am I’…MID-LIFE Impact of Work…range of issues Professional Support Future…retirement /kids/self Work/Family/Relationships/Health

31 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Other Facts… Male Health… Male Health… …is it that SIMPLE

32 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health PROSTATE DISEASE 12,000 will be Diagnosed next 12mths 3,000 will die Australia 3 rd highest in world

33 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health The Engine Room for Blokes

34 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health DIAGNOSE 1.Digital Rectum Examination(DRE) 2.Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) 3. Explore under General Wait and see…if you die

35 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health TREATMENT 1.Wait and see 2.Surgery 3. Radiotherapy 4. Hormones Prevention… Latest research… Masturbation or Plenty of Sex 2.

36 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Accepted Levels International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) 1.Mild… Moderate… Severe … After 20 do you want to WAIT & SEE

37 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health RECOGNIZE TESTICULAR Cancer Abnormal swellings Self assessment in the shower GP Appointment Partner examination, best outcome. THREE Lumps is ONE too many!

38 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health The… PAP SMEAR vs. Digital Pap Smear For Women…a MUST So WHY is it so HARD for BLOKES Cancer KILLS…Early Intervention …Reduces the RISK Get Over It!!…Get it DONE.. ‘BE a MAN’

39 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health IMPOTENCE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION ‘It Doesn’t Work’ Grumpy OLD Man Problem

40 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health IMPOTENCE/SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION A recent survey found that 39% of men have problems with erections.* Impotence affects one in 10 men over the age of 21 and can lead to embarrassment and frustration for sufferers. Contributing factors to impotence may be; anxiety or depression. * Australian men aged 18-91, Aust. Study Chew K.K., et.al Int. J. Impotence Res. 1997; (supp 1) Abstract

41 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Some conditions that maybe associated with impotence are… heart disease or diabetes, circulatory problems, prostate cancer. & WORK & STRESS Lifelong Partner Syndrome # Partner's of affected men; Attitudes relating to erectile dysfunction. Prof. Doug Lording, et al., Australian Society of Impotence Medicine.

42 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Percentage of Australian men who have mild erectile dysfunction … 19% Percentage of US men who have mild erectile dysfunction … 31% Percentage of German men who suffer from premature ejaculation … 12.5% Percentage of American men who suffer from premature ejaculation … 28% Source: Sex and Relationships,

43 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health. 50% of men think about sex at work but are too tired to Perform after work…60% say work is more demanding Don’t Complain…go home lunchtime Or have a drink of water before going to bed!!

44 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health WHAT’S DEPRESSION?

45 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Factors that can impact on men  Future / Unemployment  Divorce / Separation  Workplace Stress  Sense of Achievement  Sexuality / Intimacy  Parenting

46 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health CAUSES OF DEATH Suicide Nationally MalesFemales% difference years of age  years of age Victoria years of age  years of age 

47 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health DEPRESSION In my opinion… What Really Kills Men: Divorce/Separation Unemployment/Loss of Income “Mortgage” Sense of Loss…SelfSense of Loss…Self Loss of Purpose in Life...Loss of Purpose in Life...

48 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health ‘Shit happens Message to Blokes ‘Shit happens Talk to someone Don’t self diagnose Seek ‘help’ It’s NOT Weakness to be Sick or Vulnerable Seek Financial Support if ‘things are rough’ Solutions & its going to be Better… Is just Around the Corner … be there to Enjoy It

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50 Sample of answers What makes you feel ….. depressed or ordinary? WORK WORK Men Women Uncertainty of Employment 30% 15% Retirement 7% 7% Uncertainty of Future 15% 15% Stress / Tension 38% 30% Isolation 7% 5% Management 23% 10% I’m happy with my work/ income 30% 40%

51 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Pressures at work can cause plenty of stress Make sure you take a lunch break - every working day Learn to be less than perfect Take a walk each day - this is a great ‘de-stress’ Put things into perspective - will it really matter in five years, or even next week Keep a sense of humour Take a ‘Refresher’ break Talk to Peers about Other THINGS Learn to REFER clients on

52 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health HINTS TO AVOID STRESS Identify events that leave you mentally drained Identify events that leave you mentally drained Don’t always commit yourself to other people’s expectations Don’t react to imagined insultsDon’t react to imagined insults Don’t dwell on past mistakes Don’t bottle up anger and frustrationDon’t bottle up anger and frustration Set aside part of each day for recreation Don’t be an aggressive car driver Don’t be an aggressive car driver Don’t let people rush you

53 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health FOR RELATIONSHIPS PARENTING & HEALTH FOR RELATIONSHIPS PARENTING & HEALTH

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55 Simple solutions for Males … because sometimes WE Forget that the simplest things can work.

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57 RELATIONSHIPS What’s Important Communication Connection Understanding the other person Real feelings Mateship Friendship Supportive But not always Fixing Consideration Affection Above all….. that they know your LOVEAbove all….. that they know your LOVE

58 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health TIPS FOR LONG RELATIONSHIP GOALS - Short Term:  Weekends  Movies Once a Month  Kids  Work Future  Renovations

59 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health TIPS FOR LONG RELATIONSHIP (cont.) GOALS - Medium Term:  Trips Away  Romantic Weekends  Buy Something For Them  Investments Together  House/Where  Plan 5 Years Ahead For General Stuff

60 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health TIPS FOR LONG RELATIONSHIP (cont.) GOALS - Long Term:  Semi Retirement  Retreat  Overseas Trip  Trip Around Australia  Grandchildren

61 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health TIPS FOR A GREAT RELATIONSHIP 1. Talk to each other…as you did when dating 2. Spend time together. 3. Balance the time/work on your relationship. 4. No one is perfect. 5. Be attentive and romantic Relationships are flexible. 6. Relationships are flexible. 7. Try not to judge, criticise, or blame 7. Try not to judge, criticise, or blame 8. Demonstrate your commitment to the relationship 8. Demonstrate your commitment to the relationship

62 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health TIPS…Affection & MORE SEX  Use Mobile…ET Phone Home  Dinners  Surprises  Flowers  Date  Plan Little Things  Attend Kids Sport/Functions  Stuff Around The House eg: Vacuum, Ironing

63 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Romance; It’s the Thought that counts (EVEN …without an occasion) -flowers - phone call/text/ - touch/stroke -words for Men and Women

64 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health TIPS FOR Partner Survival  Make Love…Good sex regularly  Kiss your partner with Passion  Romance your partner X 2ayear  Dinner with Family once a week  Timeout from work for SELF & Family  Be NICE…most of the time  YES… means Relationships GROW

65 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Males Play an Important Role

66 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Parenting..... Is a Partnership Don’t undermine each other Set... Rules...Standards & Expectations Together

67 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health ROLE MODELLING AT HOME We are responsible for changing and modifying unacceptable behaviour. We are responsible for developing good social behavioural outcomes.

68 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health TIPS FOR PARENTING  Clear Rules  Clear Standards  Set Standards  Set Attitudes  Set Parenting Limits Helps to make Parenting Easier... even for Separated Parents Kids see Parenting as...LOVE (later in life…sucks now) Remember All Kids need Boundaries Positive Discipline

69 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Divorced Parenting Don’t undermine the other parent Set... Rules…Standards Plan stuff/holidays/their space Keep to the rules Have fun with the kids Understand their CONFUSION Remember…it will be hard

70 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Everyone has a …NANNY AT HOME The Fridge... The best place for Rules & Deals

71 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health The Good The Bad The Ugly And... The Ugly Great activity to Understand our relationship with our kids (or partner)…no Debating just Reflection

72 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW IT WILL NOT MATTER WHAT… MY BANK ACCOUNT WAS, THE SORT OF HOUSE I LIVED IN OR THE KIND OF CAR I DROVE. BUT THE WORLD MAY BE BETTER BECAUSE I WAS IMPORTANT IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD. Forest Witcraft “Within my Power” Scouting Magazine October 1950

73 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health MAN MODEL Health Promotion Men’s Health: MAN MODEL Health Promotion Developed & Founded by Bernard Denner Centre for Advancement of Men’s Health (CAMH) affiliates Centre for Rural & Regional Health Education (CRRHE) Men’s Awareness Network(MAN) mannet.com.au 12th year commencing with our program MAN….Being a Father

74 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health The Centre for Advancement of Men’s Health (CAMH) is committed to a best practice model of health promotion in furthering opportunities for men and adolescents in their local environment to take responsibility for their own health, wellbeing and welfare

75 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health …is a model of Early Intervention and Health Education that seeks to improve and create pathways for men (and adolescents) to better access the Health Care System… earlier The MAN Model of Health Promotion

76 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health The MAN model has developed a pathway for the education and empowerment of men to deal with their health needs preventively rather than reactively. Pathways to Men

77 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health The MAN Model develops opportunities for men… to discuss their health concerns to understand male health/wellbeing in a Male setting or as Aussies say … ’Bloke friendly’ at: Pubs/Hotels Sporting Clubs Workplaces or in the Paddock

78 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health MAN Model. Men’s Health Sessions…examples Men’s Health Sessions…examples to date over 25,500+ men across Australia/Canada Attended % Male Population Daylesford180Regional…20% Ouyen330Remote/rural…75% Central Q/land685Remote…50% Nth Territory112Very remote…80% Bendigo 330 Regional…15% Kalgoorlie 110 Remote…10% Melbourne 400 Suburb… 5% Kangaroo Valley 105 Boutique Town 15% Canada BC 750 Regional Canada Blair Athol Coal…Wimmera Water…Walpeup Research Canadian Fire Fighters…Police & Teachers…Council Workers…Remote Doctors…Kalgoorlie Miners

79 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health We need to Break Down BARRIERS We need to make sure that men, who are not necessarily "at risk" or require urgent attention, find their appointment worthwhile. Practitioners sometimes find it difficult to engage men who are not at risk or presenting with signs of symptoms or illness You don’t have to be sick to see a Practitioner

80 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Counseling Men Men need tips Directions…as they won’t ask Guide posts or pointers Don’t assume men will know the answer to their problem

81 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Tell a Bloke the Problem Most Blokes want to Fix Problems Men’s health is about …Knowing the problem

82 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health STEPS TO BETTER HEALTH & WELLBEING Regular medical check upsRegular medical check ups Counselling EARLYCounselling EARLY Value of ‘Sharing Issues’Value of ‘Sharing Issues’ Group workGroup work Acknowledging there are IssuesAcknowledging there are Issues

83 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health STEPS TO BETTERHEALTH Healthy Living Healthy Living...Can Prevent:  Heart Problems/Stroke/Cancers  Stress/Depression/Anxiety...And Promotes : Living Longer and Happier

84 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health HEALTHY LIFE STYLE  Healthy Diet  Exercise  Feed your Well-being  Control of Addictive Habits  Alcohol/Drugs/Cigarettes/Sex/Work?  Balance Family /Self/Work Be addicted to life/love/valuing yourself

85 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Don’t let Embarrassmentor ‘I’m Too Busy’ OrDepression/Stress Put Your HEALTH at …Risk

86 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health 1. A substantial decrease in general sex drive. 2.Lack of energy. 3.Decrease in strength and endurance. 4.A significantly decreased enjoyment in life. 5.Sadness, irritability. 6.Erections less strong & lasting. 7.Deterioration in sporting & leisure activities ability. 8.Falling asleep after dinner. 9.Decreased work performance. 10.Loss of weight too quick Motor Bike/MG/Younger Woman & New Look Male Menopause…10 signs

87 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Recognize Your Risks General health Family history Well-being

88 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health 10 Tips to General Good Health 1.Wake up Happy 2.Exercise is good…with a partner 3.Start the day off with a healthy breakfast 4.Make sure you have a good lunch 5.During the day Smile a bit/lighten up 6.When did you have a health check up? 7.Healthy diet/exercise/social drinking 8.Time out for yourself and your family 9.Think about your health & wellbeing 10. Go to bed happy and you will sleep well

89 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Counselling For Men Needs to be… Relevant Constructive Meet IMMEDIATE need Provide pathways through Issues Success breeds Confidence Men will then journey Hidden Issues.

90 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health Message to Blokes Mid-Life Crisis It’s OK Better Healthy & Happy With the MG or Motor Bike or Mustang Boat & Fishing Time Out Than Old & Grumpy Unhealthy & Grumpy Really OLD & GRUMPY

91 © Centre For Advancement Of Men’s Health The Message - Think about Your Health & How to Balance Work & Family

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