Our vision, mission and values

We're working towards generations of healthy Australian men.

Healthy Male is a trusted source of information and facilitator of action on men’s health. We collaborate with the various communities, health professionals, researchers, peak bodies, partner agencies and government to achieve our vision. We do this through our work across six pillars:


Building a strong, viable, resilient organisation that demonstrates value and stands the test of time


Strengthening existing and building new alliances and partnerships to inform our work, extend our reach and enable collective action


Advocating for men’s health issues and priorities, influencing policy and practice, amplifying the voices of men and boys from all walks of life and driving the translation of research into meaningful action


Informing, educating, encouraging, supporting and empowering men and boys to take action on their health

Building capacity

Informing, educating and supporting the health workforce to proactively engage with and meet the needs of men and boys across their life course and reducing system-level barriers to best care

Reducing inequity

Focusing efforts on priority population groups to co-create solutions and facilitate collective action to close the health and wellbeing divide

Our values are the fundamental beliefs that guide our work and the way we achieve our vision of healthy Australian men and boys.


We honour and value ourselves, each other and all those with whom we collaborate.


We know that there is no such thing as an ‘average’ Australian man or boy. We respect the rich diversity of ages, cultures, languages and religions in our communities and the diversity of individuals within those communities. We acknowledge the diversity in our bodies, sex characteristics, sexualities and gender identities and consider the needs of all people who could benefit from our work.


We prioritise our efforts towards those who are most at risk of poor health outcomes in our communities.


We take a holistic, person-centred approach. We are curious, we listen and we seek to understand the experiences and perspectives of all those who we work with.


Our work and our information are grounded in the best available research evidence and expert opinion.

Our principles

There are several fundamental principles that underpin our work.

Respect for our First Nations people

Honouring their rich culture, customs and beliefs and connection to our lands and waters

Challenging the norms

Challenging traditional gendered and social norms that may negatively influence male health and wellbeing

A social model of health

Adopting a social model of health and recognise the interplay of social, economic, cultural, environmental and political influences on health and wellbeing

Proactively embedding consumer engagement

Ensuring our work is grounded in the needs and experiences of those we serve and partnering with them to define and implement solutions

A strengths-based approach

Focusing on harnessing personal and collective strengths and empowering men and boys to make good choices

Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power and we work to raise awareness and improve the health literacy of men and boys across their life course and empower them to take action

Prevention is better than cure

Prevention is better than cure and we actively seek to reduce risk, prevent ill health and optimise wellbeing

National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030

Healthy Male supports the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 and will make an important contribution to achieving its goals across the priority health issues of mental health, chronic conditions, sexual and reproductive health and conditions where men are over-represented, injuries and risk taking and healthy ageing.

Our work and priorities in 2021-2026 will embrace the nine priority population groups of the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030. We are mindful of the intersectionality between and diversity within each group.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males

Males from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds

Males living in rural and remote areas

Males with a disability

Males from CALD backgrounds

Members of the LGBTIQA+ community who identify as male and those who do not wish to be limited by definition

Male veterans

Socially isolated males

Males in the criminal justice system

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