14 November 2019

Ten To Men

Ten to Men study starts its next phase of research

Movember and the Ten to Men study team up for the next wave of research into men’s health and wellbeing.
Movember and the Ten to Men study are working together to help raise funds for men’s health and wellbeing by encouraging participants of the Ten to Men study to update their contact details.
Ten to Men is the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health and has been running since 2013. It is the first study of its kind in Australia and seeks to understand why Australian males tend to have poorer health outcomes than Australian females, and why some males have poorer health than others.
The name Ten to Men refers to the age range of the men and boys in the study – from 10 years old to adult men. The study hopes to follow the same participants over time, as they transition through the different stages of life, to understand how changing life stages and circumstances affect the health and wellbeing of Australian men and boys.
This Movember coincides with Ten to Men’s next period of information gathering. It is crucial for the study that participants keep in touch and confirm their correct contact details.
It’s been a few years since participants were last contacted. People move, they change phone numbers, jobs and email addresses. So, with this in mind, the Ten to Men study will donate $1 to the Movember foundation for every participant who updates their contact details.
Discoveries from the Ten to Men study will inform the Australian National Male Health Policy by providing findings about male health outcomes to improve programs, services and policies for all Australian men and boys.
Some insights from the Ten to Men study so far include:

  • Men who become fathers for the first time lower their risks of depression and drinking to excess, and are more likely to be able to stay off cigarettes.  
  • Men living in towns or regional centres are more likely to develop a physical health condition or anxiety compared to their city counterparts.
  • Men who live in socio-economically disadvantaged areas have an increased risk of developing depression and anxiety.

Two waves of the study have been conducted already with over 15,000 men and boys. Ten to Men is managed by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) in collaboration with the Social Research Centre (SRC) and Ipsos Public Affairs (Ipsos).
Participants can update their details by visiting www.srcentre.com.au/tentomen or calling 1800 019 606. Find out more about the Ten to Men study at tentomen.org.au