Regional Men's Health Initiative
Project status: Ongoing
The Regional Men's Health Initiative is a program which focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of men in rural Western Australia through:
- Providing support mechanisms for men, families and communities in crisis and those affected by traumatic events
- Establishing sustainable support networks and reduce local isolation for vulnerable men and families
- Supporting rural and regional families in progression planning
The Program has been successfully operating since 2002 across the Wheatbelt, Mid West and Great Southern regions, and with $5.8 million of Royalties for Regions funding over nine years, has expanded to offer services to the whole of rural and regional WA.
Education is delivered through three key areas:
- Talking about blokes physical, mental and social /spiritual wellbeing (community education sessions)
- Delivering the men's health Fast Track Pit Stop Program (health awareness and listening)
- Advocacy work for men's wellbeing and spreading the organisations motto of "before it all gets too much" talk to a mate!
The Regional Men's Health Initiative compliments existing country health services and other allied services to empower men, their families and communities to take responsibility for their wellbeing and health.