Ten to Men: the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health

Client: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Ten to Men is a study on male health. It is a longitudinal study, which means we return to participants every few years for an update (a ‘wave’) so we can understand how changing life stages and circumstances affect boys’ and men’s health and wellbeing over time.

This year we’re excited to expand the number of participants in the study and have extended an invitation to a random sample of males aged 18-55 years old from all over Australia.

With more participants in the study, researchers and policy makers will be able to draw upon data from an even larger and more diverse group of Australian men to discover more about general male health, wellbeing, and lifestyles. Study findings can continue to inform policy and practice changes to improve services and programs supporting male health in Australia and into the future.

For more information visit tentomen.org.au or click on any of the topics below for the answers to frequently asked questions.

About Ten to Men

Researchers use information collected from you to identify what could most help improve the health and wellbeing of Australian men and boys. The longer you and other participants continue in the study, the clearer the picture becomes about the key factors that impact on health and wellbeing. Looking at participants’ health over time, we can see how health-related experiences and behaviours in early life affect health and wellbeing in later life.

The study’s name refers to the age range of participants at Wave 1 (i.e. 10-55 years – from ‘ten’ to ‘men’). It also refers to the study following participants over time, as the 10-year-old cohort grows into men during the course of the study.

The study is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and undertaken by the Australian Institute of Family Studies in collaboration with the Social Research Centre. If you would like more information on the Australian Institute of Family Studies, visit aifs.gov.au .

Ten to Men was developed as part of the Australian Government’s 2010 National Male Health Policy and is now guided by the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030. Data from the study is used by researchers and policy makers to improve our understanding of men’s health in Australia, and to inform government policies and programs related to men’s health.

To read about findings that have emerged from Ten to Men so far, visit the study website .

You can visit tentomen.org.au, contact the Ten to Men helpdesk on 1800 019 606, or email your query to info@tentomen.org.au