The Regional Men's Health Initiative focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of men in rural Western Australia through:
- advocating for positive change concerning men’s wellbeing and health
- increasing community awareness and promoting the importance of men’s wellbeing and health
- empowering individuals and communities to develop and maintain support networks
- providing support mechanisms for men, families and communities affected by traumatic events
- supporting rural and regional families in progression planning.
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 organisation’s motto of "before it all gets too much" talk to a mate!
The Regional Men's Health Initiative's vision is to empower men and communities to take responsibility for their wellbeing and health. The program has been successfully operating since 2002 across the Wheatbelt, Mid-West and Great Southern regions, and with $5.8 million of funding over nine years, has expanded to the whole of rural and regional WA. This project has funding until June 2018.
The Regional Men's Health Initiative compliments those existing country health services and other allied services that support rural men.
To find other forms of assistance, please view Western Australia's rural health, financial and information support services directory.