WA Men's Health and Wellbeing Policy: Annual Check-Up

Closed 25 Sep 2020

Opened 24 Aug 2020

Feedback updated 2 Feb 2021

We asked

The first anniversary of the launch of the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy (the Policy) was celebrated during Men’s Health Week in June 2020.

A 12 Month Check-Up of the Policy was carried out to assist in understanding:

  • the level of awareness of the Policy
  • men’s health and wellbeing related activities that have been carried out in the previous 12 months
  • any issues and/or opportunities regarding the Policy that have arisen.

You said

An on-line survey was developed and was open for a period of five weeks (24 August - 25 September 2020). A total of 37 responses were received.

Overall, the feedback indicated that the majority of respondents were aware of the Policy and most people had some level of familiarity with its content. Despite the challenges of implementing the Policy (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic), a wide variety of men’s health and wellbeing events have occurred in the 12 months under review. The feedback was supportive of the purpose of the Policy as it provides a good framework to support the health and wellbeing of men and boys living in WA.

We did

Your feedback was summarised in the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy: 12 Month Check-Up Report. A copy of the 12 Month Check-up Report is available on the WA Department of Health website.


The Western Australian Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy (the Policy ) was launched in Men’s Health Week 2019 (10-16 June). The purpose of the Policy is to provide direction to the WA health system and its partners to deliver strategies to improve the physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of men and boys 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.

A copy of the Policy and Summary Document is available on the WA Department of Health’s website. https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/U_Z/WA-Mens-Health-and-Wellbeing-Policy

Why your views matter

We recently celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of the Policy. The WA Department of Health continues to work with stakeholders to promote the Policy and its implementation.

The purpose of this consultation is to determine the level of awareness of the Policy, understand men’s health related activities that have been carried out and identify any issues and/or opportunities that have arisen.

The results of this consultation will be used to compile a report that will be made available on the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy website. Feedback or summaries of feedback may be included in the report.

The survey is open to all areas of the WA health system, any organisations or individuals.

Completing this consultation 

Your privacy is important to us. Your data will be stored confidentially. Any personal information collected will remain separate from your responses and will not be linked to you in any way.

When you have finished the survey, please press the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the last page.

If you have any queries or need assistance, please contact Health Networks either by email healthpolicy@health.wa.gov.au or phone 9222 0200.

The survey will close on 11:59pm on Friday, 25 September 2020

To begin the survey please press the Online Survey link in the green box below.


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