Men’s Health Week (12-18 June 2023) has particular significance to ParaQuad Tasmania.

Men feature disproportionately in people who sustain Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), making up more than 80% of cases every year in Australia – the most common age group is 15-24 year olds.

More than half of SCIs are caused by land transport crashes, followed closely by falls.

ParaQuad Tasmania’s BodySafe Education Program is designed to make young people aware of risk-taking behaviour that could lead to life-changing injury.

BodySafe is presented free to young people in Years 9 to 12, by a person with a Spinal Cord Injury.

BodySafe is a free program provided to schools and colleges statewide. It’s an interactive and dynamic program aimed at students between years 9-12 and is carefully aligned with the Australian Curriculum (Health). It discusses risk taking behaviours and the prevention of Spinal Cord Injury and physical trauma (such as motorcycle and car accidents or risk-taking decisions).

Schools around Tasmania regularly ensure their students experience the BodySafe Education Program during their high school or tertiary school years.

Why not ask your family’s high school or college if it presents the Program to its students?

This Men’s Health Week, we remind you to take care of yourselves, look out for your mates and call out risk-taking behaviour.

Contact or call 6228 9500 to book a free BodySafe session.

Follow our Facebook pages, ParaQuad Tasmania and Physical DisABILITY Sports Tasmania, and PQ Tasmania Healthcare Supplies, along with Instagram to see more information focusing on Men’s Health Week.

And if you’re looking for resources about, or support with men’s health, find some organisations here:

Australian Men’s Health Forum

Healthy Male

Men’s Resources Tasmania

Tasmanian Men’s Sheds Association

For immediate help:

-Lifeline 13 11 44

-Beyone Blue 1300 22 46 36

-MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78