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Sunday 09 April 2017

Health and wellbeing: your views needed

Posted in: Health & HIV
By Jacqui Stanford - 29th July 2015 readers are being asked to take part in survey asking people Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States their views on health and wellbeing in their communities.

The Global Health & Wellbeing 2015 Survey is being run by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre and the Brain & Mind Research Institute at the The University of Sydney, commissioned by the Movember Foundation.


Researchers are hoping to reach 10,000 people, including 2,000 New Zealanders. They say the results will be used to improve global understanding of health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on men’s health.

The study will be used to inform policy, research and education programs within the health and mental health sectors across each participating country, and the world.

“Increasingly it is very evident that across generations and across countries we have so much to learn from each other,” says Associate Professor Jane Burns, founder of the Young and Well CRC.

“This research, conducted each year, will be an ongoing platform and source of rich information that should inform policy and practice on a global scale. It will help us to fast track our understanding of how best to promote the wellbeing of the world’s people.”

Another lead partner, Professor Ian Hickie, co-director of the BMRI at the University of Sydney, encourages everyone to get involved "this is a real opportunity to capture the views of everyone... whether you are a dad, mum, aunty, uncle or a rock star, we want people to engage with this, and pass it on to the people they care about. This means they can be a real voice in helping us better understand health and wellbeing."

They have reached out to and asked us to help spread the word – if you are aged over 16, you can take part here


Jacqui Stanford - 29th July 2015

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