Men's Health Peer Education

Last updated: 
16 January 2020

What is the Men’s Health Peer Education (MHPE) Program

The MHPE Program raises awareness about men's health issues in the veteran community. The program supports and educates members of the veteran and ex-service community and encourages men to share responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

How it works

MHPE operates in all Australian states and territories through a network of trained volunteers.

MHPE volunteers share information in a number of ways, including:

  • giving talks on health issues at ex-service organisation meetings
  • setting up or working with a men's shed
  • running stands at community expos, field days or health conferences
  • organising or supporting a Veterans’ Health Week or International Men's Health Week event
  • distributing the MHPE Magazine and other health resources
  • chatting about health issues to mates at social events
  • encouraging and supporting veterans to take part in our Health Promotion initiatives such as Pit Stop training, the Cooking for One or Two program and 10,000 Steps Challenge

Men’s Health Peer Education Magazine

The MHPE program publishes a free Men's Health Peer Education Magazine twice yearly. Each issue covers a specific health theme, and features articles by health professionals, our staff, and volunteers.

You can read the magazine online, or, if you'd like a free hard copy, complete an order form and menshealth [at] dva.gov.au (email it to us).

More MHPE resources

To help you manage your health and wellbeing we have also developed a quick health quiz and health information guide.

If you'd like to find out more about MHPE in your local area, you can contact your state or territory's MHPE coordinator:

What other help is available

AT-Ease

A health and wellbeing portal that provides resources for you and your family.

Veteran Health Check

A health check with your GP that can help optimise physical and mental health and wellbeing and connect you with support after you transition from the ADF

Free mental health care for veterans

We can cover the cost of treatment for all mental health conditions without having to prove the conditions relate to your ADF service.