Men’s Health Week: re-imagining masculinity
Published on: 18 June 2020
This week the Senior School welcomed Man Up to the campus as part of Men’s Health Week which takes place from 15 to 21 June.
Man Up, a Perth-based organisation, is focussed on empowering men to overcome issues such as domestic violence, anger, depression, divorce, drug and alcohol addiction and suicide.
‘Male culture’ was the first topic explored with our Year 10 Health and Wellbeing class which covered building good language and attitudes around your mates, stereotypes of masculinity from the past and how this has developed over time, and the transitions and stages that men go through during life.
‘Male relationships’ was another topic covered with boys in Year 10 which involved discussions around the value of relationships, how to build positive ones, and how to foster and nurture relationships into the future.
“Both talks were really well received by our boys and generated plenty of positive engagement,” commented Liam Casson, Director of The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing.
“The presenters included old boy Gareth Shanthikumar (’15). It is always a pleasure to welcome back past students who’ve gone on to achieve in their respective fields and can inspire current and future generations of students with their life experiences and wisdom.”
“Part of our current mission is to empower our young men and appropriately challenge society’s attitudes towards masculinity, and we look forward to continuing these important discussions through our Pastoral Program and Health and Wellbeing curriculum.”
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