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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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