PRIZE IS IN THE MALE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

CLOVERDALE pho­tog­ra­pher Michelle Car­berry has taken out first prize in St John of God Health Care’s na­tional Healthy Men, Healthy Minds photo com­pe­ti­tion.

Ms Car­berry’s por­trait of her son and his great-grand­fa­ther, Nearly a cen­tury be­tween these two, beat more than 200 other en­tries to win first prize, an iPad Air 2.

Her photo, taken just over a year ago, cap­tured a spe­cial mo­ment be­tween her grand­fa­ther Bill and her son Henry.

“We took a hol­i­day to New Zealand just over a year ago so we could in­tro­duce Henry to my grand­fa­ther, his great-grand­fa­ther,” Ms Car­berry said.

“The two of them were ly­ing on the floor play­ing when I quickly snapped the photo.”

The Healthy Men, Healthy Minds photo com­pe­ti­tion ran dur­ing Men’s Health Week to raise aware­ness of the one in 10 Aus­tralian fa­thers who ex­pe­ri­ence peri-natal anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion.

En­trants were re­quired to sub­mit a pho­to­graph that showed the pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ship be­tween a child and a sig­nif­i­cant male in their life.

It was the fourth time St John of God Health Care has run the com­pe­ti­tion, which helps pro­file the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Raphael Ser­vices.

Raphael Ser­vices pro­vides spe­cial­ist ser­vices to par­ents and fam­i­lies who suf­fer from anx­i­ety, de­pres­sion and other men­tal health is­sues dur­ing preg­nancy and fol­low­ing child­birth, a time known as the peri-natal pe­riod.

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