Men's Health Connected - Working with rural and remote men

Men and boys living in rural and remote areas are at increased risk of a range of physical illnesses, injuries, mental ill-health and suicide. This event brings together experts and practitioners who are committed to improving the mental health of men in rural and remote communities.

Morning - Session 1: 10am – 11.30am (AEST)

Drought, bushfires, COVID-19 – how are rural men coping?

Speakers include:

  • Mary O'Brien, Are You Bogged Mate?
  • Tim Saal, Manager - Rural and Remote Programs, Rural & Remote Mental Health
  • Warren Davies, The Unbreakable Farmer

Morning - Session 2: 11.45am – 1.00pm (AEST)

Strong, stoic and silent? Does suicide prevention work for rural blokes?

Speakers include:

  • Owen Connolly, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • John Clark, Rural Alive and Well Tasmania
  • John Patterson, Freemasons Victoria
  • Lauren Dunkley, RAMHP Communications Coordinator, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
  • Claire Gander RAMHP Strategic Projects Manager, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

Afternoon - Session 3: 2pm – 3.15pm (AEST)

Hard to reach? What approaches are working with rural men?

Speakers include:

  • Adrian Payne, Men's Health Education Rural Van (MHERV), Warners Bay Rotary
  • John Harper, Mate Helping Mate
  • Owen Catto, Regional Men's Health Initiative
  • Terry Melrose, Senior Community Educator, Regional Men's Health Initiative
  • Matt Hull, Case Manager/Field Officer, MATES In Construction Northern Territory

Afternoon - Session 4: 3.30pm – 5.00pm (AEST)

Open forum – learning from each other

All day event

Thursday, June 4 2020