Wellbeing and Health for Men and Boys

June 13, 2022 - June 19, 2022

International Men’s Health Week is celebrated every year around the world. It is an important opportunity to highlight the importance of men’s health and to promote and support the health and wellbeing of men and boys in our communities. Men’s Health Week focuses on not just physical health, but also mental health and emotional wellbeing.

This Men’s Health Week LiverWELL aims to shed light on the liver health of men and encourage a supportive environment, where men feel free to get tested, and treated for liver health concerns.

It is revealed that men are more likely to experience liver diseases such as alcoholic liver disease due to higher rates of alcohol use disorder, which if left untreated can progress to fibrosis, a buildup of scar tissue. Fibrosis can then lead to serious long-term liver issues, such as cirrhosis, in which severe scarring results in poor liver function and sometimes cancer. Because of this, it is important that we support the men in our lives to seek medical guidance and professional help if drinking in excess has become a habit.

Men are also on average much less likely to seek mental health support than women. This can sometimes lead to the development of substance abuse issues such as recreational intravenous drug use, which could potentially expose them to hepatitis C. On account of this, it is important that men who engage in intravenous drug use get tested, and treated to take control of their liver health.

To find out more about International Men’s Health Week click the link below.

International Men's Health Week
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We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands where we work - the lands of the Woi-Wurrung Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We express our gratitude to them for their continued care and curation of these lands and waters. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

LiverWELL observes and honours the Kulin Nation's intrinsic connection to land, sky and water, and the creator Bunjil. LiverWELL is committed to being led and informed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on bridging health outcomes for communities and improving liver health.