Supporting men’s health and wellbeing

Studying full time and working part-time in a cafe, twenty year old Elizabeth wanted to give back to the community, so she enrolled in the Community Service Learning Project.

‘I worked closely with the City of Tea Tree Gully Council and the Holden Hill Community Centre Men’s Shed to develop and create a pocket-sized directory of health and well-being services relevant to men,’ Elizabeth says.

‘The beauty of the Health Science discipline is that it is very broad, which helped to carry out this project.

Sociology of Health and Physical Activity is a course that enabled me to consider the influence of gender-role norms on men’s attitudes towards health and well-being issues, and the social context in which the need for a pocket-directory had arisen.’

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