Category Archives: education

“Man Up” Documentary – Breaking the silence on male suicide

Harden up. Suck it up. Man up. We’ve been telling our men this for years, but is it healthy? Suicide is now the leading cause of death for Australian men aged 15-44. And alarming new research suggests that some men choose to take their own life, rather than appear weak by asking for help. Man […]

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It’s Time to Know Thy Nuts

It’s easy to make jokes about nuts. We’ve certainly cracked our fair share. But make no mistake: underneath it all, there’s a serious message. Testicular cancer is predominantly a young man’s cancer, and as many as 1 in 20 men who get it will die. Early detection could mean the difference between life and death. […]

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Snack foods that promote sleep

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Certain snack foods may help to improve quality of sleep, especially when these foods replace less healthy snacking options. If you like a snack before bedtime why not try replacing your nightly snack with one of these healthy alternatives. Almonds: Magnesium is a mineral with muscle-relaxing properties, and almonds contain enough magnesium to help men […]

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National Stroke Week

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Signs of Stroke FAST Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email More Sharing Services How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T. The F.A.S.T. test is an easy way to remember the most common signs of stroke. Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions: Face Check their […]

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Would you like to win a $100 Bunnings Warehouse Voucher, as well as improve the future of Men’s Sheds?

Dear Men’s Shedders, My name is Sean Ford. I’m a student at the University of Canberra and I’m currently running a study examining the benefits of Men’s Shed membership using a confidential survey that my supervisor and I developed. This is separate to the research study being conducted by Beyond Blue/Ultra Feedback which you may […]

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What Is Wisdom? What Does It Mean To Be Wise?

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a wise person? What characteristics make one person wise and another not so wise? How do you even know if a decision you make is wise or not? And why do we want or need to make wise decisions anyway? Wisdom is hailed as one characteristic […]

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Is There A Better Way To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes In Men?

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Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common problem. When present it reduces the overall quality of life. The health care costs to treat people with diabetes are high. Type 2 diabetes tends to run in families. The likelihood of developing the disease increases with age and is more common in men than women in Australia. […]

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Chainsaw Courses

Over 18 months the Kinglake Ranges Men’s Shed ran 16 Certificate II Chainsaw Operation &  Maintenance Courses for members of the Kinglake Ranges Community. The particpants ranges from 16 through to 86 and all learnt how to correctly maintain and operate their chainsaw. Funding was provided by the Scanlon Foundation, Men Building Bridges Grant, Swinburne […]

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