Social Health

Social health refers to a person's ability to form and maintain positive relationships and interact effectively with others in society. It involves being able to communicate, empathise, establish and maintain meaningful connections with others. For men in Australia, having friends and other social connections that you can safely interact with can help navigate feelings of loneliness and isolation, which can improve their mental, emotional and physical health [1].

Unfortunately, men in Australia suffer high levels of social violence, including homicide and street violence, where they are more likely to be victims than women, particularly if they are from disadvantaged and marginalised communities [2].

For more information on social health, or information on how you can get involved in your community, please visit the following websites:


1.Better Health. Strong relationships, strong health 2021; Available from:

2.Australian Bureau of Statistics. Personal safety, Australia 2023; Available from: