GAMH WEBINARS

FORTHCOMING WEBINARS

MEN AND CANCER: SAVING LIVES, REDUCING SUFFERING

MONDAY 10 OCTOBER 2022, 08.00 UTC

Men are more likely than women to develop and die from cancer. This webinar explores how better policy and practice can change that.

Speakers:

  • Dr Mohammed Saab, University College Cork, Ireland – Improving Men’s Awareness and Early Presentation
  • Richard Price, European Cancer Organisation, Belgium – Putting men on the cancer policy agenda in Europe
  • Amon Lukhele, Outreach Scout Foundation, Malawi – Tackling prostate cancer in Malawi
  • Peter Baker, Global Action on Men’s Health, UK – Eliminating HPV-caused cancers in men

The webinar will be chaired by Dr Anthony Brown, GAMH’s chair.

Please register for the Men and Cancer webinar here.

 

PREVIOUS WEBINARS

ADDRESSING MEN’S HEALTH AND MASCULINITIES IN THE AMERICAS: A PUBLIC HEALTH IMPERATIVE

THURSDAY 30 JUNE 2022

A webinar on men’s health and masculinities in the Americas was hosted jointly by GAMH, PAHO (the WHO Region for the Americas) and the Center for Men’s Health Equity at Georgetown University (USA) on 30 June 2022.

Dr Frank Anthony, Minister of Health of Guyana, made an opening statement. He was followed by Dr Benno de Keijzer Fokker (Instituto de Salud Pública, Universidad Veracruzana, México) who gave an overview of men’s health and masculinities in the American region.

Dr Sonja Caffe, Regional Advisor on Adolescent Health at PAHO) presented the findings of a forthcoming PAHO report on men’s health and masculinities in the Caribbean. Isabel Yordi Aguirre (Gender and Health Programme Manager, WHO Europe) talked about the European Men’s Health Strategy and Dr Noel Richardson (Director, National Centre for Men’s Health, IT Carlow, Ireland, and a GAMH member) discussed Ireland’s national men’s health strategy. Isabel’s and Noel’s presentations provided case-studies of what might be possible in the American region.

This webinar is a clear indication of PAHO’s interest in men’s health and we hope it will also prove to be a spingboard for a deeper-level of engagement, ultimately leading to the development of a regional men’s health strategy. PAHO’s next step is, by September, to publish a technical report on men’s health and also the report on men’s health in the Caribbean.

More information about the webinar, including the video recording and Benno’s and Sonja’s slides, is available here.

 

MEN IN MIND: ADDRESSING MEN’S MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

MONDAY 6 JUNE 2022

Men’s mental health and wellbeing continues to be overlooked in policy and practice despite increasing evidence of men’s distress and its consequences, such as alcohol and drug misuse, gambling and other addictions, body image disorders, aggressive and violent behaviours as well as suicide. This webinar explored some key issues in male mental health and what needs to happen if progress is to be made. It will contribute to GAMH’s policy work on the issue, including a forthcoming report which will inform our advocacy programme.

PROGRAMME

  • Black men’s mental health – Professor Derek Griffith, Centre for Men’s Health Equity at Georgetown University (USA)
  • Men and trauma – Cody Ragonese, Senior Program Officer at Promundo-US
  • MindFit Toolkit and digital resources – TC Carling, President and CEO, Canadian Men’s Health Foundation
  • Discussion – next steps in policy and practice

The webinar was chaired by Steve Robertson, Emeritus Professor of Men, Gender and Health at Leeds Beckett University (UK) and Editor, International Journal of Men’s Social and Community Health.

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here. Abstracts of the webinar presentations are here.

This GAMH webinar was supported by the Center for Men’s Health Equity at Georgetown University (USA), Promundo-US, Canadian Men’s Health Foundation, and the International Journal of Men’s Social and Community Health.

 

DELIVERING MEN’S HEALTH WEBINAR

MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2021

Too many men are still dying far too young. But we now know what needs to be done. This webinar highlighted programmes and projects that have successfully engaged men and improved their health outcomes. It demonstrated how the ideas and tips in Global Action on Men’s Health’s Delivering Men’s Health report can be put into practice.

This event was organised by Global Action on Men’s Health and its official journal, the International Journal of Men’s Social and Community Health.

PROGRAMME

  • Welcome – Anthony Brown, GAMH and webinar chair
  • Delivering Men’s Health – Peter Baker, GAMH Director
  • Men’s Health Promotion in Waiting Rooms – Michael Whitehead, Men’s Health Clinical Nurse Consultant, St. Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney, Australia
  • Counselling with Men in Mind: Understanding and Responding to Men’s Distress and Suicidality – Zac Seidler, Clinical Psychologist, the Director of Mental Health Training at Movember and a Senior Research Fellow with Orygen at The University of Melbourne. Australia
  • ScreenMen: Empowering Men to Screen – Chin Hai Teo, UM eHealth Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya
  • Addressing Men’s Health in the Western Pacific Region – Kira Fortune, Coordinator of the Unit on Social Determinants of Health and Violence and Injury Prevention at the regional WHO office of the Western Pacific
  • Discussion

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here. Abstracts of the webinar presentations are here.

 

IF NOT NOW, WHEN? MEN’S HEALTH POLICY WEBINAR

MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has made very clear the need for an urgent and comprehensive men’s health policy response.

This webinar shared information about progress on men’s health policymaking around the world and about how the case can be made for its further development.

There were presentations on national men’s health policies, local men’s health policies, how men’s health has been incorporated into other health policies, and current campaigns for men’s health policies, followed by a discussion.

GAMH’s latest report, Delivering Men’s Health: A Guide for Policymakers and Service Providers, was also launched at the webinar.

This event was organised by Global Action on Men’s Health and its official journal, the International Journal of Men’s Social and Community Health.

PROGRAMME

  • Welcome – Anthony Brown, GAMH and webinar chair
  • The case for men’s health policies and opportunities for and barriers to progress – Peter Baker, GAMH Director
  • Regional policy: The European Men’s Health Strategy – Alan White, Emeritus Professor of Men’s Health, Leeds Beckett University
  • National policy: The Australian Men’s Health Policy – John Macdonald, Emeritus Professor and Foundation Chair in Primary Health Care at the Western Sydney University; former Director of the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre 
  • Local policy: The Quebec Men’s Health and Wellbeing Action Plan– Philippe Roy, Professor of Social Work, University of  Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Men’s health in other policies: Denmark’s policy on fathers’ mental health – Svend Aage Madsen, Director, Men’s Health Society Denmark
  • Current campaigns for men’s health policies: Germany – Doris Bardehle, Men’s Health Foundation Germany
  • Discussion

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here. Abstracts of the webinar presentations are here.

 

Other GAMH webinars are also available to view:

Men’s Health Week (29 April 2021)

From the Margins to the Mainstream (17 June 2020)

From the Margins to the Mainstream  (1 July 2020)

3 May 2022