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POPULATION HEALTH NEWSLETTER 
Special Issue: Men's Health Online Resource Show Bag
Men's Health Week, June 2020
Welcome to the Men's Health Week special edition!

This Men’s Health Week and beyond we are encouraging all men to reach out and have a healthy conversation with a trusted friend or health professional about their own health – physical and mental.

The Population Health team has compiled a list of useful men's health resources and local services across the Hepburn Shire and neighbouring towns.

Please pass this resource on to the men in your life.
MEN'S HEALTH WEEK AMBASSADORS

We would like to thank our Men's Health Week Ambassadors for their contribution to Men's Health Week 2020. Thanks for your honesty and your willingness to share your reflections and insights on men's health with our local community.

Click here for a showcase of Men's Health Week videos
 
GENERAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Do you know what health screening you should be getting at your age? 

Knowing what screening you should be having and when you had your last health check up is no different to knowing what model of car you drive and when it is was last serviced.


Life can get busy but taking the time to listen to your body and keep a regular check is an important part of keeping your body in peak condition. The following online resource; Spanner in the Works? is a great way to find out what health screening you should be considering for your age and things you need to be thinking about as you get older.

Spanner in the Works?  Hard copy booklets are available across Central Highlands Rural Health campuses.

Other trusted websites:

Heart Foundation

Diabetes Australia

Stroke Foundation

 
PHYSICAL WELLBEING

Keeping physically active is great for our overall health and wellbeing. There are a number of ways to keep active, from walking the dog, playing sport, heading to the gym or going for a bike ride. Your local Neighbourhood House is a great place to find out about local activities offered in your area.

For some it has been a challenging time keeping active during this precendented time of isolation. Some have adapted and continued to improve their physical fitness so it has been different for everyone.Tasman Nankervis is a Program Assistant with Healthy Mind and Movement at Kyneton Health. This Men’s Health Week, Tasman shares his experiences of ‘ISO’ – both as an Exercise Physiologist, and as a competitive mountain biker. He regularly publishes articles on his website about his greatest passions – racing and coaching.

Click here to read Tasman's Men's Health Week article.
 
HEALTHY EATING

Eating a balanced diet is a positive step to a healthy body. The following links can help with decoding confusing food labels and encouraging the importance of eating enough fruit and vegetables every day.

Decoding food labels

Eat Brighter, Live Lighter: Buy more colour

If you would more information about the relationship between food and your health consider speaking to a local dietitian for some advice.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Men's Health Fact: 1 in 8 men will experience depression and 1 in 5 will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives. Remember to check in on your mates and start a conversation about your health and wellbeing. 

Check out the following links for more information and if you have any concerns, please see your GP.

Beyondblue has a range of online mental health resources for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention

Black Dog Institute provides research resource and support around mental health and have some great self-assessment tools including; Anxiety Self-Test, Depression Self-Test and ibobbly (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resource).

Farmstrong is a wellbeing programme for the rural community

Touch Base - LGBTI Mental Health resources

Lifeline – Crisis Support and suicide prevention
Call 13 11 14

Movember Conversations online interactive toolkit

RUOK Suicide prevention charity
 
ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS 

It's important to remember the affect our drinking habits have on both our physical and mental health but also the impact it can have on our loved ones. 

You can assess your alcohol consumption and the potential risks using the Alcohol and Drug Foundation's Drinking Calculator.

If you are concerned with you alcohol or drug consumption and would like to talk to someone please contact the Central Highlands Rural Health Access team on 03 5321 6539.
 
FAMILY VIOLENCE

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, please contact the following:

000 - If you are concerned about your safety

Safe Steps 1800 015 188 - For family violence information, support and referrals via phone 

Berry Street 5331 3558 - For family violence crisis services 

The following link provides a detailed list of Family Violence Support Services in the Hepburn Shire.
 
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Healthy Male (previously Andrology Australia) offers a range of evidence based and easy to read men's reproductive health resources.

Androgen deficiency online fact sheet

Erectile dysfunction and general men’s health video

BPH Prostate enlargement online fact sheet and video

Men, Sperm and Healthy Babies video
 
Prostate cancer video 

Testicular cancer online fact sheet
 



LOCAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES


Allied Health Services

 
Diabetes Educator
Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry

Visit Central Highlands Rural Health Physical Wellbeing for more information.












 

Mental Wellbeing

 
Psychology
Social Work and Welfare
Alcohol and Other Drugs – withdrawal and counselling service

Visit Central Highlands Rural Health Mental Wellbeing for more information.






 

Oral Health


General Adult Dental Services
Emergency Dental
Denture Services

Visit Central Highlands Rural Health Oral Health for more information.
 


 

Population Health 

Central Highlands Rural Health provides a broad range of health promotion activities and initiatives to the communities in the Hepburn Shire in response to community interest and need.

The Population Health Team focuses on key priority areas including healthy eating, active living and mental wellbeing. Visit Central Highlands Rural Health Population Health for current programs and initiatives and for more information.

A suite of health promotion videos can be viewed here and shared with family and friends.

To keep informed in the future, please subscribe to our Community Newsletter.

Local GPs

Contact for any health concern and for a check-up


Springs Medical (Daylesford, Trentham & Kyneton)
Creswick & Clunes Medical Centre 



 

Pharmacy’s


Visit your local pharmacist for any health advice or health check-up
 
Clunes Pharmacy Fraser Street Clunes
Creswick Pharmacy Albert Street, Creswick
TerryWhite Chemmart Pharmacy Vincent Street, Daylesford
Trentham Pharmacy High Street, Trentham
 


 

Community Services


Neighbourhood Houses
Clunes
Creswick
Daylesford
Trentham

Lions Australia
About Lions

Rotary Australia
About Rotary

Sporting Clubs
There are a number of local sporting clubs ranging from AFL, soccer, cricket, golf, bowls and more. Reach out to the clubs in your area for more information about getting involved.

U3A
About U3A
 

Men's Sheds


Clunes Men’s Shed
Ph: 5345 4078
 
Creswick Men’s Friendship Shed
Facebook: @CreswickMensShed
Email for more information.
 
Daylesford Men’s Shed
Email for more information.

Cool Country – Trentham Men’s Shed
Ph: 0423 020 699
Email for more information.

Australian Men's Shed Association has a range of resources supporting Men's Sheds and the men who attend. They have developed a fantastic podcast; The Shed Wireless: detailing and discovering all things Men’s Sheds, and other interesting stuff.
 

Support Groups

 
Men’s Group – Daylesford
Contact: Greg Govinda, 0466 339 287
Visit the website for more information.

 
NEED SUPPORT?

Click here for a comprehensive range of support services and resources compiled by Movember.

BADAC - Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative

1800 RESPECT (Counselling and support service): 1800 737 732

Men’s Referral Service (Men's Family Violence Telephone Counselling): 1300 766 491

Touch Base - LGBTI Mental Health resources
 

Evaluation


We would appreciate your feedback on this resource. Please take a moment to reflect on the information by completing a short survey. 
 
Access survey here
 

Many thanks for your support!

Please continue to share your men's health images and use the following hashtags: 

#centralhighlandsmenshealthweek2020 #communitiestogether #preventingsuicidetogether #activehepburnshire #hepburnshiremenshealthweek2020 
 
Listed resources and services were current from June 2020. For more information about local services and men's health information please
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