Men’s Health Paper
Hi MENZ Readers,
I work out of the Canterbury Men’s Centre which supports guys by telling them about local useful services and sets up projects relevant to men.
I find myself advocating for men in different government forums and I found this course really useful for me to make a solid case for men in the health and community sector. It is post-graduate level (you need an undergrad degree I think), and extramural (long distance learning works for it).
I didn’t catch even a whiff of feminism in the course content or design and found I could openly discuss my reflections on NZ men’s jouneys without getting bashed. It was also felxible enough to give me the basic info about men’s health, and allowed me to follow my special areas of interest.
I suggest you get in touch with the lecturer if you have any questions. You can also contact me if you want more info.
Hi dontpet. I noticed that your link doesn’t work and so I’ve re-posted that link here in case some readers have a problem working it out for themselves.
……Excellent news on your statement ‘not a hint of Feminism’ and thank you for posting that….Maybe at long last a fair balance is starting to occur at some Universities in New Zealand ….
Kind regards to you…John Dutchie
NIIICE! I think this is a worthwhile thing to do. Information and direction to services can be extremely helpful and setting up projects, wow, that’s great.
Again NIIICE! I listened to a few men’s stories and watched their progress with prostate cancer recently in a hospital and to one man’s story who had prostate cancer prior to government assistance. This one man had to pay $30,000 for treatment that one company in NZ bought from America. It wasn’t exactly easy on the family to find that money. The words I heard from men’s opinions is that, “men advocating for men’s health has made the difference”.
NIIICE course too. It’s good to see.
‘Sexist’ stance hurts men
By REBECCA TODD – The Press
A “sexist” attitude towards health funding means men are missing out despite being more likely to suffer heart attacks and cancers than women, Canterbury health-promotion workers say.
A new report, The State of Men’s Health in Canterbury 2009, paints a dismal picture of men’s health, but says little is being done to improve it.
Canterbury Men’s Centre manager Donald Pettitt said there had been a strong focus on women’s health for the past 20 years, but men had the worst health-related behaviour and worst health outcomes over that time.