Men’s health matters to Murilla Freemasons
MEN in Miles will have the opportunity to discover how to lead better lives with the local Freemasons set to host the second in a series of statewide events focused on improving men's mental and physical health.
Next Thursday, November 21, Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland and the Miles Freemasons, in partnership with community health non-profit CheckUP, are running an information session as part of the 2019 Men's Health Matters awareness campaign.
The statewide campaign began in Beaudesert in September and will visit towns all over Queensland until March next year.
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Gary Mark said Men's Health Matters was an important part of the charity's work in the community.
"Improving men's mental and physical health both at a statewide and grassroots level is part of our charitable focus, which is why we've partnered with CheckUP to bring this potentially lifesaving initiative to communities across Queensland," Mr Mark said.
The free information session will be delivered by a healthcare provider and will cover a range of topics such as nutrition and physical activity, early detection of cancer, important check-ups, diabetes and heart disease, mental health and wellbeing, and relationships.
CheckUP CEO Ann Maree Liddy said this format is the perfect vehicle to spread awareness about men's health and wellbeing.
"We are delighted to have formed this partnership with Hand Heart Pocket and Freemason Lodges throughout the state to deliver this campaign," she said.
"The importance of mental and physical health can't be overstated and providing a safe environment for attendees to have conversations about these things is essential," Ms Liddy said.
Miles Freemason Ted Gibbons said the Men's Health Matters campaign was a great opportunity for local Freemasons to serve the community in a new way.
"Serving the community is what being a Freemason is all about but providing a forum for men to talk and learn about their health is an exciting new avenue for us," Mr Gibbons said.
"It's true that men are often uncomfortable discussing these things with others, so if the session can help change that and convince men to make positive changes in their lives, then we all benefit.
"I encourage everyone in the Miles region, including partners to make the time to attend."
The Miles Men's Health Matters information session will take place on Thursday, 21 November at the Miles Golf Club.
Drinks will be served at 5.30pm, followed by a barbecue from 6pm and the information session at 6.30pm.
For more information about Murilla Freemasons Lodge contact Ted Gibbons on 0428820141.
For more information about Hand Heart Pocket follwo this link.
To find out more about CheckUP, follow this link.