All about the men

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

For­mer AFL player Heath Black will share his men­tal health strug­gles with lo­cal men next month.

Mr Black will be the guest speaker at the men’s health night in Nu­murkah on June 15.

The night will cover the im­por­tance of men reg­u­larly see­ing their doc­tor and will also of­fer com­mu­ni­ca­tion with lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Peo­ple will have the chance to meet the ser­vice providers and Mr Black.

‘‘The event will utilise the en­gage­ment tool ‘pit stop’ to en­cour­age men to take bet­ter care of them­selves for a health­ier life­style and im­proved well­be­ing,’’ Nu­murkah District Health Ser­vice com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment worker Emma Knapp said.

Ms Knapp said the night would re­duce the stigma around men­tal health and ask­ing for help and get farm­ers off the farm.

‘‘Although this event is for all men in the com­mu­nity, some pro­mo­tion will specif­i­cally tar­get farm­ing com­mu­ni­ties,’’ Ms Knapp said.

Men’s Health Night is on Fri­day, June 15, from 6 pm to 10 pm at Nu­murkah Town Hall, Knox St, Nu­murkah. Tick­ets are avail­able at

Open­ing up: For­mer AFL player Heath Black speak­ing in Nu­murkah at a men’s health night. will be

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