Health related agencies and information for Sheds and Shedders.
Whether you’re looking for some health advice or a guest speaker for your Shed you’ll find some useful contacts below.
The Asthma Foundation WA is a leading community organisation that provides education and support services for people with asthma, their families and carers.
Beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia
Diabetes WA is the peak body and voice of diabetes in WA providing a range of support and education services to make living with diabetes easier, offering programs that inform the community about the ways of safeguarding against or reducing the impact of diabetes, including type 2 diabetes prevention initiatives.
Food Sensations for Adults is a FREE nutrition and cooking program that is hands on, fun and provides a safe environment to learn new recipes and skills. It has been successfully run at many Sheds around Perth – is yours next?
Andrology Australia is the centre for male reproductive health, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered by Monash University.
The Men’s Health Contact List is compiled by Andrology Australia with the aim of directing men to services that will help them make good decisions about their health. It folds to credit card size for easy storage in the wallet.
The Andrology Australia Men’s Health Contact List is available at no charge and can be ordered online.
Men’s Health and Wellbeing WA is the peak independent not-for-profit charity organisation dedicated to representing and promoting the health and wellbeing of boys and men in Western Australia.
The Men’s Health Peer Education is a program of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
that raises awareness about men’s health issues and encourages men to share responsibility
for their own health and wellbeing.
A searchable listing of services available to men in Western Australia across a broad range of health and wellbeing areas including crisis services, relationships, fathering, eating right, being active, weight control, alcohol and drug use, preventable diseases, suicide prevention, legal and financial support, and domestic violence.
It encourages men to be proactive in taking control over their physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing (provided by the Men’s Health and Wellbeing WA).
PROST! offers men with a prostate cancer diagnosis ongoing support through an evidence-based tailored group exercise program supervised by qualified exercise physiologists to help their recovery from the various treatments for prostate cancer such as incontinence and sexual dysfunction. The group nature of the program and the coffee club held after each exercise session also supports men with their mental health.
The program is for “ordinary” blokes (all sizes, shapes and ages) and aims to achieve extra-ordinary outcomes for them from their cancer journey. Prior to registration all participants must declare any pre-existing medical conditions potentially affected by exercise and undertake a pre-exercise assessment for their overall fitness to participate. The exercises are moderate in intensity and fun. Two one-hour sessions a week are offered at each location. The attendance cost is $12 per one hour session, for which some private health insurers provide a rebate of $10 a session (e.g. HBF).
PROST! operates from three locations: Subiaco Football Club’s gymnasium at Leederville Oval; in Nedlands at the University of WA in the Exercise and Performance Centre; and in Fremantle at BFT gymnasium in Queen Victoria Street. Their fourth location will soon open in Joondalup at the West Perth Football Club’s gymnasium at Pentanet Stadium, Joondalup Arena.
To register go to their website and look for PROST! Registration.
PCFA is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families.
The Regional Men’s Health Initiative is comprised of a team of people who are passionate about raising awareness of men’s health in regional communities.
A Men’s Health initiative by the Australian Men’s Shed Association.
Australia’s high incidence of mesothelioma corresponds with the country’s extensive history of asbestos use. Because of this use, Australia has the second-highest mesothelioma death rate in the world, trailing only that of the United Kingdom.
The Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos.com) has created a comprehensive guide about asbestos in Australia.
A general information guide from UK based Optimale to better understand male menopause conditions and their effects on men’s mental health. It has information on the physical and emotional changes associated with male menopause, the effect on men’s wellbeing and their impact on daily life and other useful information.
Gout is a type of arthritis. Small crystals form inside and around the joints, which can cause sudden, severe pain.