Through benevolence, leadership and partnership, the Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Well-being – Northern Territory (FCMHW-NT) aims to drive, enable and support outstanding male health and well-being research that:

  • Generates new knowledge
  • Is responsive to consumer and stakeholder priorities
  • Embraces innovation
  • Is broadly disseminated and published in peer-reviewed academic journals
  • Advances health education, policy and practice
  • Responds to social, economic and environmental determinants of health
  • Promotes health equity through intersectoral action
  • Enhances health promotion, prevention and early intervention efforts
  • Is culturally responsive
  • Improves population health and well-being outcomes across the lifecourse
  • Has an enduring impact on individuals, families and communities

In addition, the FCMHW-NT aims to support the development of the next generation of leading researchers while catalysing funding opportunities and further investment in male health and well-being research, policy and practice initiatives.

  • Secure optimal health and well-being for males, their families and communities.
  • Support strong leadership and capacity building in male health and well-being research.
  • Ensure beneficence of Freemasons SA/NT philanthropy.

The Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Well-being (FCMHW) reflects a partnership between Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies), the University of Adelaide, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and the Masonic Charities Trust. It involves the establishment of two Divisions – one in South Australia, the other in the Northern Territory. Menzies is leading the NT Division, called the Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Well-being Northern Territory (FCMHW-NT).

Established in mid-2020, the FCMHW-NT supports world-leading, multidisciplinary research excellence in male health and well-being. In doing so, the FCMHW-NT is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of boys and men, including that of their family and communities.

Over the next three years, the FCMHW-NT will embark on research covering five key themes:

  • Indigenous male health
  • Boys and young men’s health
  • Equity and social determinants of health (including employment, education and justice)
  • Fathers and families
  • Social and emotional wellbeing (including healing, alcohol and other drugs, gambling, and mental health)

Through this focus, research projects delivered through the FCMHW-NT will help position both Divisions as national and global leaders in men’s health research.

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Project dates:
  • July 2020 - June 2024