In November this year, the National Men's Health Gathering, incorporating the National Men's Health Conference, and the National Indigenous Men's Health Conference will Reconvene for the first time in 3 years. This is an important event. The First National Men's Health Policy is now over 7 years old, men are in the spotlight, often for the wrong reasons, though there is a growing conversation recognising that men, and boys benefit from considered and well implemented support. The male suicide rate is gradually getting some recognition. Is there beginning to be a level of empathy for some high profile men - Steve Smith for example - who have made errors of judgement - with an understanding that mental illness is a real threat when they are subject to an unrelenting public profile?
Men's Resources Tasmania would like to encourage innovative programs, services, individuals and organisations to sell their wares at the coming National Conference. Tassie needs to be well represented, to ensure we can bring home some innovations from elsewhere. However we frequently lead the way. Which innovative Tassie programs and services, supporting men and boys really well, would you like to see represented at the National Men's Health Gathering? We'd love to hear your thoughts...
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