Take the first step

This week is Men’s Health Week (June 15-21) and HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies) suicide prevention charity founder Jeremy Forbes is urging local men to put their health at the forefront and seek help if they need it. 
Jeremy said it is important men look after their mental, physical and financial health and reach out to seek assistance if they need it.

“Every week is Men’s Health Week in my view. But this is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of looking after yourself and taking that first step towards reclaiming your health,” Forbes said.

“Some people have been battling with their physical health since being in lockdown – they may not have been exercising or they may have been drinking too much, some may be struggling mentally and others may be stressing about their finances if they have lost their job due to Covid or their business has faced a downturn,” he said.

“There is plenty of help at hand so I urge you to reach out and if you are worried about your mate, spouse or partner start a conversation. See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.