Suicide is preventable, but homophobia and stigma surrounding mental illness prevents many gay and bisexual men from seeking help and support. Still Here is an art project aimed at breaking the silence around suicide, starting much-needed conversations, and lobbying policy.
Contact! Unload is a play co-developed by Veterans telling the story of soldiers as they transition back to civilian life. This theatre production has played throughout Canada and the UK, and will be featured at the 2017 Invictus Games.
Better starts here. HeadsUpGuys is a non-profit campaign and website that features strategies for managing and preventing depression in men, as well as a depression self-check survey.
The DUDES Club provides events and activities that focus on the spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of wellness in men. The focus is on connecting men with health care professionals and other support services, as well as instilling a sense of solidarity and empowerment within the community.
Getting things done, together. The Canadian Men’s Sheds Association is a peer-run group that aims to build relationships between Canadian sheds, help new ones get started, and raise awareness of sheds. Sheds are modern, shared versions of the home workshops that have long been part of the Canadian way of life.
Tom is dealing with prostrate cancer. The waiting. The treatments. The side effects. What would you do in his place? If I Were Tom is an interactive video drama that follows Tom and his experiences with prostate cancer. The website also provides advice, tips, and resources on a range of prostate cancer related topics.
By sharing photographs and narratives from individuals affected by male suicide, Man-Up Against Suicide breaks the silence and stimulates much-needed conversations about targeted male suicide prevention in Canada.
Created in collaboration with over a hundred men who smoke but want to quit, QuitNow Men is a unique website and toolkit designed to assit men in their efforts to reduce and quit smoking.
Survival training. For. Everyone. Gather a group, assemble your kit, and start surviving. Apocalypse Made Easy! is a part of the Movember Foundation’s Social Innovators Challenge.
This free program is for guys who want to be more active, eat healthier, and get connected with their favorite hockey team. Currently the HAT TRICK pilot is running in the Okanagan Valley with the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets, but we are expanding soon.
The award-winning group-based Veteran’s Transition Program, led by Dr. Marv Westwood, assists returning Canadian veterans reintegrate into civilian life.
Exercise is an effective medicine that can be prescribed to counteract the negative effects caused by prostate cancer treatments. But most men with prostate cancer don’t exercise and many health professionals and exercise specialists don’t know how to prescribe exercise to these men. Prostate Cancer PD) is a short professional development course that is based on the latest scientific evidence and extensive clinical experience in delivering best practice care to men with prostate cancer.
Getting treated for prostate cancer negatively impacts sexual well-being. But the side effects seem worse for men who have sex with men. We are developing a comprehensive assessment tool called COMPASS to try to find out why that is, and to determine the linkages between forms of treatment and changes in sexual well-being.
Dads in Gear is an innovative 8 week program integrating three components – tobacco reduction, fathering and healthy living (i.e., exercise and healthy eating) that mobilizes men’s positive relations and fathering to prevent cardiovascular disease, as well as enhance the health of families through reduced tobacco exposure.
New Frames is drawn from research comprising a short film that sheds light on the everyday experiences, health, and wellbeing of Canada-based young men from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
This award-winning collaboration primer is a hands-on resource for organizations seeking concrete methods to create sustainable partnerships. This resource is based on the literature focusing on inter-agency collaboration and the experiences of a multi-stakeholder partnership for health promotion.
The POWERPLAY Program is an award-winning evidence-based workplace wellness program for men that offers unique resources to support healthy and active lifestyles.
This hand-painted interactive created for Bell’s Let’s Talk Day 2017 follows a day in the life of a man with depression.
Digitally recorded, in-depth, one-on-one interviews were conducted by Wellam Yu Ko with twenty-four English speaking men who were working at the time of prostate cancer diagnosis and subsequently underwent radical prostatectomy.
To better understand men’s depression we talked with more than 120 men who experienced depression and their partners. Shared here are the things most commonly said in those conversations, and content that can help you recognise men’s depression.
This project evaluates the real-world effectiveness of the Be Supported (in-home infusion education and support) component of the Be Involved program in Canada.
Underpinned by the basic premise that prostate cancer support groups have much to offer, this site details support groups’ role in health promotion through videos and postcasts.
The Man Island project is an Australian first; a team of mental health researchers working together to find out what men like, dislike, and think in order to improve counselling for male depression.