Keynote speaker Glenn Mitchell, a sports commentator for the ABC, has through his period of 2 decades as a broadcaster suffered with a mental illness. Glenn will talk about the value of “Effectively Engaging with Men”, a resource recently launched by ConnectGroups which has already received over 25,000 downloads.
It is exciting to see the state governement's ‘Men’s health and wellbeing policy’ for WA coming to life. It is now at the public comment and input stage.
Follow the link below to the draft of the policy.and an online survey to give your feedback.
2 public forums will be held in the Perth metro area (dates below) and several regional forums will take place also (dates and locations to be announced soon).
This policy will set the agenda for the health and wellbeing of men and boys in WA.for the years to come, so lets make sure it's comprehensive and sound. Add your voice, and pass this info on to your networks too.
Health Networks of the Department of Health WA invites you to provide feedback on the draft WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy.
The purpose of the Policy is to provide direction to the WA health system and its partners to deliver strategies that improve the physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of men and boys living in WA. It outlines WA’s response to the National Male Health Policy.
A community consultation is planned for June and July and opportunities to participate include:
community consultation forums across metropolitan and regional areas
an online survey – closes 3 August. Takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
There will be 2 forums held in the metropolitan area:
Metropolitan forum 1
The Minister for Health Hon. Roger Cook MLA will be providing an opening address.
Date: Friday 15 June 2018, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: The Rise, 28 Eighth Ave, Maylands Register online by 5.00pm, Monday 11 June 2018
Metropolitan forum 2
Date: Friday 29 June 2018, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley Register online by 5.00pm, Monday 25 June 2018
Anyone with an interest in men’s health and wellbeing is invited to attend. Dates for the regional areas will be released shortly. If you think the Policy is of particular importance to yourself or your members but attendance at a larger forum is not preferable, please contact Deb Hamm, Logistics/Administrative Support on 0431 408 637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Smaller consumer focused meetings can be organised or we can provide you with basic questions to encourage discussion of the Policy at one of your regular meetings/forums.
The inaugural meeting of the new Board of Men's Health and Wellbeing WA (9 April 2018). Top left to right - Keith Read,
Dean Dyer, Russell Goodrick, Dennis Beros (Chairperson) Front left to right - Neill Hahn (Secretary), John Rich, Eugene Wynyard (Treasurer). Board member's profiles at READ MORE.
A new board
The new board thanks and acknowledges the work of the outgoing board, particularly its role in successfully engaging the current Western Australian Government in a landmark commitment to develop a Male Health and Wellbeing Policy (now in draft).
The new board's intention is to position MHWWA as a powerful advocate for positive change for men and boys as the peak body for the male health and wellbeing sector. Initial focus is on growing the membership base through effective engagement strategies..