Men's Health Week on the Mid-North Coast

Men’s Health Week 2014 was celebrated with gusto at both Port Macquarie Base Hospital and Coffs Harbour Health Campus this year.

A real team effort between the Work Health Safety Unit, RAMHP, health promotions and community health, meant a wide variety of information, guest speakers and give aways along with a BBQ lunch resulted in a great day had by all.

At Coffs Harbour Steve Powell Physiotherapist and Dr Sergio Alverez talked about physical health, and Darcy Budden and Colleen Ryan covered off on men’s mental health.

At Port Macquarie , Dr Guy Hingston spoke to very engaged audiences about the importance of annual health checks.Dr Hingston kindly donated copies of his Gold Book for Men: Men’s Service Manual for Life.

A conservative estimate of over 160 men attended both events. There was also plenty of women present collecting information to take home to their menfolk.

Special thanks to Mental Health for donating $50 BCF vouchers as door prizes, and Dr Pegram and Dr Beswick for sponsoring the event.

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Attendees of the Men's Health Week Event in Port Macquarie