What is the M5 Project?
Currently, 5 men die every hour in Australia from potentially preventable illnesses. This has to stop!
The M5 Project is a bold new movement that will use the number ‘five’ to break down the barriers that prevent Australian men from going to a GP, and ultimately, save men’s lives.
The M5 Project is being managed by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as their GPs are at the forefront of dealing with men’s health issues every day. With the assistance of seed funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, this initiative has drawn together a diverse group of health organisations all focused on ensuring men live long and rich lives.
Men can get involved in The M5 Project in a number of ways – it can be as simple as directing someone to this website, printing off a poster to put up on your club or office or simply by chatting to a mate. All it takes is five minutes to get involved and get people thinking.
As a start, men can take five preventive steps:
- Share your family history with your GP
- Know your healthy weight
- Check your blood pressure
- Stop smoking – it’s the only health option
- Maintain a healthy mind and a healthy body