Draft Western Australian Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy

Closed 10 Aug 2018

Opened 28 May 2018

Feedback Updated 13 Jun 2019

We Asked

The WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy was developed to provide direction to the WA health system and its partners to deliver strategies that improve the physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of men and boys living in WA.

We asked for feedback on the draft Policy to inform and guide its development.

A series of community consultation forums also occurred from June to August 2018 and provided an opportunity for face-to-face feedback in addition to the online survey.

You Said

A total of 107 responses were received via the online survey from various stakeholders groups. The online survey generated nearly 500 separate comments that were accurately processed, analysed and considered.  

Seventy seven per cent of respondents provided their views in the survey as an individual, with the remainder expressing views on behalf of a group or organisation.

Feedback from respondents showed there was broad support for the Policy’s guiding principles, vision, purpose, goals, priority populations and areas for action.

The feedback highlighted a variety of other priority population groups to consider for possible inclusion in the Policy, the need for a condensed version of the document and the importance of implementation and monitoring.

We Did

Health Networks re-drafted the Policy to incorporate the consultation feedback with guidance from the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy Reference Group.

The Policy was launched in Men’s Health Week (10-16 June 2019). A copy of the Policy and a Summary Document is available from 

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/U_Z/WA-Mens-Health-and-Wellbeing-Policy

Thank you to everyone interested in men’s health who participated in the consultation of the draft WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy.

For further information on the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy, please contact Health Networks on 9222 0200 or email  healthpolicy@health.wa.gov.au.

Overview

The draft Western Australian Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy (the Policy) was developed by the Health Networks Branch, Department of Health Western Australia (WA) to demonstrate the WA health system’s commitment towards achieving the priority areas of the National Male Health Policy: Building on the strengths of Australian males.

The purpose of the Policy is to provide direction to the WA health system and its partners to deliver strategies that improve the physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of men and boys living in WA.

The primary audience of the Policy is the WA health system. However, improvements in men’s health require the involvement of a range of agencies beyond the WA health system working collaboratively to achieve common goals. Therefore, it is recommended that the approaches outlined within the Policy are adopted by multiple agencies.

Why We Are Consulting

The feedback received will inform and guide the development of the Policy as well as support its implementation across the State.

A series of community consultations will be occurring between June-July 2018 and provide an opportunity for face-to-face feedback in addition to this online survey. Further information about this will be made available closer to the time.

About the Survey

The survey is expected to take about 10 minutes to complete.

All responses to this survey are anonymous and will remain private and confidential.

The survey does not ask specific questions about every section of the Policy. There is however opportunity for you to provide general or specific feedback about the Policy at the end of the survey if you wish.

Before commencing this survey, please ensure you have downloaded the Policy and have it available to refer to.

You may exit the survey at any time and can save your progress by providing your email address.

The survey will close on 5pm on Friday 3 August 2018.  

To begin the survey, click on the 'Online Survey' link below.

Audiences

  • Citizen Space Training
  • Event Participants
  • Health Network Leads
  • Consumers
  • Doctors
  • External Agencies
  • Royal St Staff
  • Public and Aboriginal Health Division
  • Students
  • HealthPathways
  • WA Health services and staff
  • State government agencies
  • Non-government organisations
  • Peak bodies and associations
  • Local governments
  • Research institutions
  • Universities
  • Contracted service providers
  • Aboriginal health
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • Primary Care
  • Researchers
  • Policy
  • Planning
  • Allied Health
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Carers
  • Consumer
  • Medicare Local
  • Midwife
  • Non Government Organisations
  • Population Health
  • Prevention Professionals
  • Policy
  • Planning
  • Primary Care Teams
  • Researchers
  • Academics
  • HealthPathways WA
  • External agencies
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Allied Health
  • Carers
  • Consumers
  • Doctors
  • External Agencies
  • HealthPathways WA
  • Non Government Organisations
  • Nurses
  • Peak Bodies
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Population Health
  • Prevention Professionals
  • Primary Care

Interests

  • Policy development
  • Community engagement