Information for participants
Ten to Men is the first study of its kind in Australia and is guided by the National Men's Health Strategy 2020-2030. This means that outcomes from this study work directly towards improving the health and lifestyles of men in Australia.
Ten to Men participants are selected from Australia’s male population. Every one of our approximately 15,000 survey participants help us to make important discoveries.
So if you are one of our participants – Thank you! Your ongoing participation is vital to the success of the study.
All Ten to Men participants receive regular updates about survey waves and an annual print newsletter with study news and research highlights.
What happens with your information?
Your individual results are combined with other participants’ results before they are analysed. Individual participant data is never shared or released. All participants are protected by strict State and Commonwealth privacy laws, with oversight from an independent Ethics Committee.
Confidentialised (meaning unable to be traced back to an individual) findings from the study are entirely public, and shared with policy makers and health professionals to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of Australian men and boys. The media frequently report on our research.
Ten to Men supports important men’s health initiatives such as Movember, and Beyond Blue and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Your participation in Ten to Men research may have helped these causes.
Ten to Men does not directly offer advice or health services. If you have any immediate concerns about your health or mental health – or those of someone else – please contact one of the services on our men’s health services list.
Insights from the research so far
Based on Ten to Men surveys, we have found that:
- Less than half of adult Australian males had recently visited the dentist.
- Between 2013/14 and 2015/16, the proportion of Australian men drinking 7 or more drinks in a typical session decreased significantly.
- Around half of Australian men had between five and 15 close friends or relatives. A small minority (4%) had no close friends or relatives.
- Having friends is good for wellbeing. Men with at least one close friend or family member have significantly better mental health outcomes. They are less likely to be depressed, experience anxiety or report suicidality.
More study findings are available on the Research findings page.