Men in Yeppoon 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.
This Saturday, Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, and the Yeppoon Freemasons, in partnership with community health non-profit CheckUP, will run an information session in Yeppoon 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 empowering people to lead better lives 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 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.”
Yeppoon Freemason Philip Livingston said the Men’s Health Matters campaign was a great opportunity for local Freemasons to serve the community.
“Us men tend not to worry about our health, so this forum will be a good starting point for anyone wanting to make a positive change in relation to their overall wellbeing,” Mr Livingston said.
“We encourage everyone in Yeppoon and the wider area to come along to this free event.”