Men’s Health

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 screeningJim 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 Cancera 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

Five Ways to Wellbeing – building five actions into day to day lives is important for the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and organisations.  From the Mental Health Foundation.

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