Some useful links on men’s health and wellbeing
COVID-19 Coronavirus – avoid misinformation:
Mentemia is a free app for blokes that coaches mental wellbeing.
Let’s End Loneliness – resources, research and more from the New Zealand Coalition to End Loneliness.
Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Dr Vivek Murthy MD. Available on Kindle and apple Books.
Bloke’s Book – Canterbury men’s centre.
“Take a Simple Drive to a Healthier Life” by Dr Roger Smith. It is available on Mac app “Apple Books” for free. Pay version available on Kindle too.
Low-risk alcohol drinking advice.
Prostate cancer screening – Jim Duthie, Urological Surgeon at Tauranga. Also the social media consultant for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ.
Prostate check decision tool.
Pelvic Floor exercises – they’re for blokes too.
Know your bones – check your fracture risk and more.
Blue September – the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s national awareness campaign.
Screening for Bowel Cancer – a free programme offered every two years to men and women aged 60 to 74 years
Get the Tools – Get the tools, the nuts and bolts of men’s health
Anger Management – four key strategies
Men’s Health NZ – Men’s health, let’s talk about it
Health Navigator – from acne to the zika virus, you’ll find it all here
Depression “Living with a Black Dog” – a guide for carers, partners and sufferers.
Spanner in the Works. Knowing when to have your car checked is no different than keeping your body in peak condition.
Man Alive – Tane Ora. Awakening the unique spirit of men to build communities that work for everyone
Senior Chef – Recipes for 1-2 seniors from the Canterbury District Health Board
1737 – a crisis counselling service for anyone
Advance Care Planning is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end-of-life care. It is about identifying what matters to you.
Handy apps for your mobile device, available from Google Play or the App Store.
- GoodSAM Alerter – will alert any nearby trained volunteers to a cardiac arrest
- AED Locations – will locate the nearest Automatic External Defibrillator to your current phone location
- St John NZ CPR – teaches the life-saving skills of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and shows you how to use an AED
- Drink Control – easily track and manage your alcohol consumption