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Men’s Health Week

Monday 13th June 2016 to Friday 17th June 2016

During Men's Health Week communities across Australia reach out to men, boys and their families to promote health and wellbeing.


Waverley College Men’s Health Week aims to get our students to reflect on their health and identify ways it can be improved. We need to acknowledge that there is a significant gap between the health of men and women in Australia – at Waverley College, we are doing something about that!

Men’s Health Facts

  • 34% of men are obese.
  • 48% of men do not meet daily physical activity recommendations.
  • More men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer.
  • 1 in 2 Australian men have had a mental health problem at some point in their life.
  • On average 5 men each day take their life through suicide in Australia.
  • Men make fewer visits to the GP but more visits to the emergency department than women.

Men's Health Week Activities


Lunch activities to be held in the gym:

Day Activity Year group
Tuesday June 14 Beep test Year 7 (5A) & Year 8 (5B)
Wednesday June 15 Cross Fit (5B)

Meditation (5A)

Years 10/12

Years 7/9/11

Thursday June 16 Cross Fit (5A)

Meditation (5B)

Years 9/11

Years 8/10/12

Friday June 17 Yoga (5A and 5B) Years 11/12



The week will also include guest speakers on men’s health issues such as mental health, cancer awareness, healthy foods and good nutrition choices, sleep, addictions and anger management. Presentations will include:

  • Fresh Ed

Fresh ED – Personal Care & Wellbeing seminars.

  • Liam Knight

Liam Knight has an incredible personal story of recovery from a violent attack, but his focus is geared towards safe partying rather than his injury. Check out his foundation which gives you a better understanding of what he is about: