Men on the Cassowary Coast will have the opportunity to discover how to lead better lives with the local Freemasons set to host the latest in a series of state-wide events focussed on improving men’s mental and physical health.
On 29 February, Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, and the Tully Freemasons, in partnership with community health non-profit CheckUP, will run an information session in 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.”
Tully-Tyson Freemason Lodge representative Alf Macdonald said the group was excited to be hosting this event for the local community.
“This is another way that we can make a difference in our region,” Mr Macdonald said.
“Tell your friends, family and co-workers to join us in addressing men’s health as a community.”
The Tully Men’s Health Matters information session will take place from 2pm on Saturday, 29 February 2020 at the Tully Masonic Centre on Murray Street. Partners are welcome.