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Mens Health Week – Making healthy connections

Father and son pilates at Bondi Beach. Photo: Angus McPherson

From the Director of Student Wellbeing, Matthew Porter

The health status of males in Australia, is generally poorer than that of females.

More males die at every lifespan stage than females. More males have accidents, more males take their own lives and more males suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females at the same age. The sad news is that in most cases these conditions are manageable if not preventable.

Meanwhile, men are less likely to visit their general practitioners and are less likely to access specialised support services such as counselling.

This poster provides a nice visual representation of 10 simple steps that we can all take each day to address these alarming trends.

All of the students, staff and fathers who attended our Sunrise Pilates session on Thursday morning made a significant step in getting their day started on the right track. Long may it continue.

A huge thank you goes to Mark Mitchell and his team at Advanz Therapies for supporting this event. For more information on his physiotherapy, pilates and exercise services go to:

For any of our students or their families struggling with mental health help is always available. A range of support services is listed in the A-Z of Wellbeing in the student diary or contact the relevant Head of House.