Canada Research Chair for Men’s Health Promotion, Dr. John Oliffe talks about the importance of applying what you know and learn to make better choices. Dr. Oliffe founded the University of British Columbia’s Men’s Health Research Program and focusses on masculinities as it influences men’s health behaviours along with its impact on families and quality of life.  With over 20 years of emergency medicine experience prior to becoming a researcher, a personal connection and a passion for finding answers have helped him create programs and materials that drive changes in men’s health behaviours.

In this conversation he talks about mental health, impacts of COVID, and spends a lot of time helping dads learn insights about how to create and sustain healthy relationships. Much of his wisdom comes through his research on distressed relationships. He talks about the mistakes men make as well as surprising findings he and his team didn’t expect to see, but can make a huge difference for improving relationships.

This is an interesting, enlightening, and empowering conversation that will help everyone improve their health and well-being.

You can learn more about Dr. John Oliffe and UBC Men’s Health Research at: https://menshealthresearch.ubc.ca/

Follow UBC Men’s Health Research on twitter @MensHealthUBC 

Other resources mentioned: Heads Up Guys: https://headsupguys.org 

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The Dad Central Show is sponsored by Dove Men+Care. Dove Men+Care believes care is the best of a man, because when men care for themselves and others, there is a positive impact.

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