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Join some of WA's leading specialists, as they explore the links between physical and mental health and the empowerment of self-management.

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IN AUSTRALIA:

1 IN 2 MEN LIVE WITH A CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION

3 IN 4 MEN ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE

3 IN 5 MEN WILL DIE PREMATURELY

Men have a lower life expectancy, die more often from preventable causes and are substantially more likely to suicide and participate in self-destructive behaviours than women. With declining mental health and increasing risks of life impacting disease, it is time we came together to address the critical, chronic health conditions affecting Western Australia’s men and boys.

Join West Australian Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken and a panel of leading health experts to discuss an integrated model of evidenced based research that will improve the physical, mental, social and emotional well-being of men and boys living in WA.

Western Australian men continue to experience poorer health outcomes than women across almost every indicator of physical and mental health and wellbeing. They are over represented in early death from heart disease, suicide, diabetes and cancer and live with a total disease burden greater than women. Research led by specialists at Fiona Stanley Hospital seeks to integrate an evidenced based platform of mental and physical health to prevent early death and life impacting conditions.

If we do it together, we can make our men and boys healthier.

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Dr Dharjinder Rooprai

Head of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist; Mental Health, Armadale Kalamunda Group

3 in 4 victims of suicide in Australia are men. There are many contributing factors to a decline in mental health as men age and we need to address them all equally to improve their overall productivity, health and wellbeing.

Prof Bu Yeap

Endocrinologist, Fiona Stanley Hospital & Professor, The University of Western Australia

As men age, their testosterone levels decline and their risk of diabetes and heart disease increases. An integrated model of health and wellness, backed by evidenced based research, can reverse this trend and offset disease.

Prof Peter Klinken AC

Chief Scientist of Western Australia

Closing the gaps in the integration of mental and physical health to improve health outcomes in Western Australia.

ADDITIONAL Q&A PANELISTS

Prof Girish Dwivedi

Wesfarmers Chair in Cardiology; Consultant Cardiologist at Fiona Stanley Hospital; Laboratory Head at Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research.

Dana Henderson

Chief Executive Officer, Spinnaker Health Research Foundation

STATE LIBRARY WA THEATRE, 25 FRANCIS STREET PERTH

5:30PM WED 7 OCTOBER 2020 - REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL

For all accessibility enquiries, please email dani.ryder@health.wa.gov.au or call (08) 6152 6278

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