As we come into Men’s Health Week from 10 – 16 June, it is important we take a few moments to stop and do a quick “how’s my health” checklist. A recent article published by The Conversation said “men can expect to die approximately five years sooner than women, and men are more likely to die as a result of unintentional injury and suicide relative to women”. The authors state “one possible explanation is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor and less likely to be honest once they get there”, primarily because men have bought into a cultural script about masculinity that says we need to be tough, strong, brave and self-reliant.
At CatholicCare our mission is to listen and respond to the needs of local communities by working together to build a stronger, fairer and kinder society that values children, young people and families. Through Christ’s mission, we seek to provide opportunities for people to realise their full potential.
For the second consecutive year, NSW has had the lowest rate of children and young people admitted to "out of home care” in the country. These encouraging results were announced recently by the Secretary of the NSW Department of Community Services, Michael Coutts-Trotter and based on data provided by the NSW Productivity Commission