The principles that underpin our work
  • Respect for our First Nations people, honouring their rich culture, customs and beliefs and connection to our lands and waters
  • Challenging traditional gendered and social norms that may negatively influence male health and wellbeing
  • Adopting a social model of health and recognise the interplay of social, economic, cultural, environmental and political influences on health and wellbeing
  • Proactively embedding consumer engagement into all of work – ensuring that it is grounded in the needs and experiences of those we serve and partnering with them to define and implement solutions
  • A strengths-based approach focussed on harnessing personal and collective strengths and empowering men and boys to make good choices
  • Knowledge is power and we work to raise awareness and improve the health literacy of men and boys across their life course and empower them to take action
  • Prevention is better than cure and we actively seek to reduce risk, prevent ill health and optimise wellbeing
  • Healthy Male supports the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 and will make an important contribution to achieving its goals across the priority health issues of mental health, chronic conditions, sexual and reproductive health and conditions where men are over-represented, injuries and risk taking and healthy ageing.


Priority population groups

Our work and priorities in 2021-2026 will embrace the nine priority population groups of the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males
  • Males from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Males living in rural and remote areas
  • Males with a disability
  • Males from CALD backgrounds
  • Members of the LGBTIQA+ community who identify as male and those who do not wish to be limited by definition
  • Male veterans
  • Socially isolated males
  • Males in the criminal justice system

We are mindful of the intersectionality between and diversity within each group.