Men on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland will have the opportunity to learn how to improve their lives by putting their health first, with the Maleny Freemasons to host the latest in a series of state-wide events focussed on improving men’s mental and physical health.
On 28 February, next week, Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, and the Maleny Freemasons, in partnership with community health non-profit CheckUP, will run a free public information session in the town as part of the Men’s Health Matters awareness campaign.
The state-wide campaign began in September 2019 and is visiting towns all over Queensland until March this 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 state-wide and grassroots level, is part of our charitable focus, which is why we’ve partnered with CheckUP to bring this potentially life-saving initiative to communities across Queensland,” Mr Mark said.
The free public 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, diabetes and heart disease, mental health 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,” Ms Liddy said.
“The importance of mental and physical health can’t be ignored and providing a safe environment for attendees to have conversations about these matters is essential.”
Maleny Freemason Arthur Trass said they’ve been promoting the event around the region and are hoping for a good turnout on the 28th.
“It’s important that we make an effort to concentrate on how we’re doing from time to time, no matter what age,” Mr Trass said.
“Please join us in supporting one another and learning about how to lead better lives through improving men’s health. Partners are also welcome.”
The Maleny Men’s Health Matters information session will take place from 7pm on Friday, 28 February 2020 at the Maleny Masonic Centre on 30 Tamarind Street.