[Shining the light on Men’s Health & well-being in Australia]
~ Victoria ~
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2020 Men’s Health Awards…
The Australian Men’s Health Forum [ AMHF ]has voted for this years Awards. Follow the link below to see who won….
– Special Notice:
Mornington Preserved Railway
Mornington Railway is seeking public help to locate stolen items from its Moorooduc base.
A W class locomotive number plate 241 was removed in addition to doors and fencing damaged during the incident at around 4am on Saturday 16 May.
The break-in was captured on CCTV and passed on to police.
The thieves also attempted to remove other valuable equipment from a storage shed but thankfully unsuccessful.
Mornington Railway President Andrew Swaine said it was extremely disappointing the individuals had targeted a volunteer not-for-profit organisation. “The Mornington Railway is a self-funded community organisation. It is a lowly attack on our volunteers and other supporters who enjoy our railway.”
“Locomotive number plates are of intrinsic value and are often sold between collectors,” Mr Swaine said. “We ask everyone to keep their eyes open for these items and report immediately if anyone tries to sell or dispose of these plates.”
Any information regarding the break-in is urged to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
Mornington Railway Media Contact: Secretary Robert Reed – 0432080072
Email – [email protected]
Covid-19 State information:
National Advice Hotline – 1800020080
Victoria – 1300 882 008
STAY SAFE link – https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
For health advice, including on over-the-phone nurse assessment of your symptoms call 13432584 ( 13 HEALTH )
For doctor appointments, medical advice and to get information on testing, including results and testing locations call your local doctor or search online for a GP. Telehealth consultations may be available. Check the “infosearch” column on the mens-health page.
Coronavirus hotline: 1800675398
Alfred Hospital – 90762000
Austin Hospital – 94965000
Box Hill Hospital – 1300342255
Monash Clayton – 95946666
Royal Melbourne – 93427000
Emergency – 000
If you need information about the Australian Government’s support for people impacted by COVID-19, including Economic Support Payments and allowances for people who are in self-quarantine and can’t work, visit the Services Australia website or call 132 468.
Mental health support:
For mental health support, call 1800 61 44 34
Men’s Discussion group:
Surrey Hills Neighbourhood house.
157 Union Rd, Surrey Hills, Vic, 3127
[ smoko provided – just $4.50, Fridays 9:30 – 11:30, fortnightly]
Meets up to share views on events and other topics over morning tea.
It’s where men meet to listen and contribute with other men and share
their knowledge and experiences as a safe space environment.
The initiative aims to enhance the health, well-being and lifestyle
of older men as part of the OM:NI network, an award winning program
supported by COTA with over 20 groups meeting throughout Melbourne.
Further details contact: 03 9890 2467 [ Neighbourhood house]
Melbourne Men’s support groups… Build a Brotherhood.
A place to chat… or listen, encourage or be encouraged, contribute as a peer or simply participate as a supporter of men & families…
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month…
Meetings take place in the Tennis rooms / Men’s shed, Mooroolbark, Cnr of Croydondale Drive and Ellen Rd, Mooroolbark.
Park in the fenced area in the top car park.
Walk through the gate to the tennis club which is behind the tennis courts. Please bring a gold coin donation to help cover utility costs we may use – refreshments available.
Look forward to seeing you all.
Melbourne’s population is just under 4.5 million, 49% (!?) are blokes, Men & Boys, mostly trying to make a “better” world for themselves AND others.
Here is a group of roughly a dozen men who meet up on a voluntary level to glean from a passionate professional… including a passionate “sister” of a brother who died from suicide.
This is inspiring and encouraging… check it out for yourself OR for someone you know!
See here: Facebook/Build-A-Brotherhood.
Peta Kerryn statement:
I lost my brother to suicide which made me realize the lack of support for men’s mental health. We are trying to build a brotherhood to help put an end to men suffering in silence. Men who do not know one another coming together to build a brotherhood. Hosted by myself and a trained family therapist/drug and alcohol counsellor wanting to put a stop to men suffering in silence…