Blokes taking charge of their health
Community nurses present interesting, informative night
A MEN’S Health Night at the Biggenden Bowls Club was supported by the male population of the Biggenden and surrounding areas.
Organised by the Biggenden MPHS Community Nurses Letitia Missingham and Sue Fowler, the night was full of information from various presenters pertaining to impacts on men’s health.
There were talks on sleep, prostate health, mental health and alcohol.
Ms Missingham said the aim of the night was to bring to light the life expectancy discrepancy between men and women and why that might be the case.
The presenters spoke about a wide variety of topics covering how to get a good sleep and the importance of having regular check-ups with your doctor for blood pressure and prostate.
Also covered was being aware of mental health and good contact points such as Country Callback, and being aware of what is classed as a standard drink.
Ms Missingham said the night was also an attempt to break down barriers preventing men from seeking medical advice or help when they knew something wasn’t right with their health.
The evening was well attended and the information was well received with comments such as “very informative” and “interesting guest speaker topics”.
The Biggenden MPHS Community Nurses would like to thank the Biggenden Bowls Club for the use of its venue and Biggenden Butchers and the Biggenden Bakery for their donations for the evening.
Letitia Missingham The night was also an attempt to break down barriers
Community nurses Letitia Missingham, Sue Fowler, Biggenden MPHS Don Heather MacKellar and Ken Young at the men’s health night at Biggenden.
PUTTING HEALTH FIRST: Occupational therapist Thomas Hennessy, ATODS Chris Duncan, North Burnett Prostate Cancer Support Group’s Russ Tyler, Alan Fowler and Don Proctor at the the Biggenden men’s health night.
Ian Frampton, Cr Robbie Radel, Tyler and Conrad Hetherington at the men’s health night.
Men from across the region took advantage of the information offered at the health night.
This group found the men’s health night very informative.