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MEN AND FAMILIES – Keeping Boys and Men Healthy

Men's Health Week 10-16 June 2019.

25
Jun
2019

Depression - Get Up Get Dressed & Do Your Best - Book Launch - QLD

About Chris
I had a 22-year career in the Royal Australian Air Force, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type One while I was away in 2004 on attachment as the Head Coach of the RAAF National Rugby Union Team, I was aged forty at the time and was subsequently medically discharged from the Air Force in 2006.
I basically took my medication and thought that would be it for my Bipolar but in 2009 it came back in a big manic way; I lost my job as a Mining Sales Manager, separated from my wife and daughter and spent over a hundred thousand dollars. I then went through a stage of having a manic high episode yearly followed by bouts of depression. There is always a huge cost to me losing a relationship or job or sometimes both.
I experienced bouts of Severe Depression, where thoughts of Suicide entered my mind, if not for thoughts of my daughter Jasmine, I not sure where it may have led. I am also very thankful for my friend Jaye for her continued support and for sharing the story of losing her own mother when she was a teenager; also for the tools and technique’s she has taught me to stress-less.
I have been in the Public Mental Health system including Nambour Hospital a number of times. Each time I have learnt and grown and become more resilient. I currently use a Bipolar Management Plan and a number of strategies to remain well at work and home.
Five out of seven my manic episodes I have had the police involved, with them taking me to hospital. One episode in January 2012 I had charges filed of Assault of Police, Public Nuisance and Driving Under the Influence. Luckily I had these charges dropped through the Mental Health Court.
2012 was a bad year for me with three episodes; I was on my medication in the lead up to each episode. I realise now that having Bi Polar is bloody hard work and you need a variety of treatments to manage the Illness. It’s 2019 now and I have only had one episode since 2012 due to Jaye, my Bipolar Management Plan and other strategies.
The song by Soul Asylum “Runaway Train” has some great lines that bring back memories.
“Like a madman laughing' at the rain
Little out of touch, a little insane”
One episode I have been Manic dancing in the rain one night in Brisbane CBD, dressed only in a T-shirt; I guess people watching would have thought, a little out of touch a little insane. This book came from my owned lived experience of Depression. These are suggestions to get you out of bed, off the couch, to the kitchen or outside. Anything to get you out of the dark place, if you cannot get out of bed you cannot see a specialist or doctor when needed.
I realised from these experiences that with Depression you are hurting that much, that you just want the pain to go away, and you think about options to do this. In a Mania episode the thoughts are more of an impulse and you are not concerned about the consequences. I hope some of my words and pictures inspire you to choose a different path, one of better health.
Chris Filmer - Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Mental Health Advocate – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 0499 592 112

26
Jun
2019

MAN CAVE – YARRA RANGES - VIC

26-06-2019 10:00 am -12:00 pm

This is a new social support group meeting for men with chronic ill-health conditionssuch as but not limited to leukaemia, prostate cancer, other cancers, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, musculo-skeletal issues, mild mental health problems – and others.  Men off work with long term accident injuries are also welcome.  Men from anywhere may join us.

We will share our situation and what has been happening for us.  Morning tea is provided.  There may be an occasional guest speaker, outing, movie, walk, etc. This is a down-to-earth group for men with no jargon or academic lectures.  Respect, attentiveness to others and privacy are key principles.

It is essential that you book with the Organiser for a private initial chat by phone before attending.

NAME:              Brian Mier

PHONE:            0418 326 670

EMAIL:             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

26
Jun
2019

MAN CAVE – YARRA RANGES - VIC

26-06-2019 7:00 pm -9:00 pm

This is a new social support group meeting for men with chronic ill-health conditionssuch as but not limited to leukaemia, prostate cancer, other cancers, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, musculo-skeletal issues, mild mental health problems – and others.  Men off work with long term accident injuries are also welcome.  Men from anywhere may join us.

We will share our situation and what has been happening for us.  Morning tea is provided.  There may be an occasional guest speaker, outing, movie, walk, etc. This is a down-to-earth group for men with no jargon or academic lectures.  Respect, attentiveness to others and privacy are key principles.

It is essential that you book with the Organiser for a private initial chat by phone before attending.

NAME:              Brian Mier

PHONE:             0418 326 670

EMAIL:             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

18
Jul
2019

28th International Conference on Insights in Ophthalmology - ITALY

Being successful in the previous 2 conferences in the series, Ophthalmology Summit 2017 in London, United Kingdom, Ophthalmology Summit 2018 in Berlin, Germany, this year we are moving forward with the 3rd meeting in the series, CME accredited Ophthalmology Summit 2019 in the city of history and monuments, ROME, ITALY.

The conference will be held in the first quarter of the year during April 18-19, 2019. Ophthalmology Summit 2019 has a great scholarly Scientific Program with 2 days of methodical sessions. This Ophthalmology Congress Program Board has agreed on a broad topic list to be presented at the congress. This programme will feature new research findings, chances to learn from world famous connoisseurs and discussions with contemporaries and aristocrats.

22
Aug
2019

4th International Conference on Digital Pathology

22-08-2019 9:00 am - 23-08-2019 6:00 pm

"EuroScicon Ltd is glad to invite all the experts in the arena of Pathology to its premiere 4th International Conference on Digital Pathology (Digital Pathology-2019), which is going to be held at Zurich, Switzerland during August 22-23, 2019. The Theme of the conference is “Digital Pathology Image Analysis: Advancements, Opportunities, and Challenges for the 21st Century.”
Digital Pathology-2019 brings together the pathologists from both Industry and academia to discuss the advancements and challenges in the broad sector of Pathology but not limited to Molecular Pathology, Cytopathology, Histopathology, Clinical Pathology, Breast Pathology, Immunopathology, Cancer Pathology, Gynaecological Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Chemical Pathology, and all other allied fields.
So come and be a part of Europe’s best conference. "

Name: Caroline Marks
Phone: 442382146717
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

08
Nov
2019

Manhood Men's Gathering - QLD

08-11-2019 4:00 pm - 10-11-2019 3:00 pm

Explore Healthy Masculinity – Manhood weekend embodies a community of men that have been supporting each other for over twenty years. Come along to relax in the bushland, participate in workshops, share ideas and laughs with other men. This is an open ground to navigate bringing the best of yourself to being a man.

This year's theme, in the wake of #metoo, is healthy masculinity - but you get to define what that means for you.

It's a men's weekend of community, belonging, acceptance, yarns, laughter, food, nature and workshops.

We see the pain of so many men around us... and we offer a firm handshake without judgement or condemnation, and the company of a few good men who might just remind you of who you are as a man. Manhood is a non-discriminatory space - ALL men over 18 are welcome.

The weekend has a varied program of facilitated workshops to foster the wellbeing of men, healthy relationships, families, personal growth and community. You are welcome to join any workshop you like, or none at all.

Enquiries/information - Find us on Facbeook https://www.facebook.com/Manhoodgathering/ or phone Rob on 0410 174 276 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Name: Rob Booth
Phone: 0410 174 276
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To be confirmed

The Maleny Community Men’s Mouse - QLD

The Maleny Community Men’s Mouse has be operating since 1996.

Please contact Michael Laughing Wolf for more details
Phone: 0416577079
E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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