Midwest Men’s Health has located to new, larger premises at the corner of Box Street and Flores Road.
As well as being larger than its old facility on Chapman Road, the new building has other benefits, as explained by manager Robert Mosel.
“It’s more of a blokey area than the previous premises,” Mr Mosel said.
“We’ll be able to run more workshops, and consolidate on programs that we’ve already got.”
Such programs include:
• The Pit Stop program, which runs health checks around a masculine theme of car maintenance.
• A grief and loss program done “in groups of no more than eight people”.
• A music therapy program for “men and youth at risk of harm from the misuse of alcohol and other drugs”.
• And the State Government’s One Life suicide prevention strategy.
An indigenous liaison educator and community coordinator have also been employed, adding to the existing community educator and manager working at the service.
“Last year, we probably helped or assisted about 2000 people,” Mr Mosel said.
With the new facility’s increased capacity, Mr Mosel hopes more men will take hold of the resources available to them through the centre.
“Men can pop in for a chat and talk about what’s concerning them, anything that’s confidential — if we haven’t got the help you’re after, we know where to find it.”
Midwest Men’s Health is open between 8.30am and 6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8.30am to 8pm on Thursday, and between 9am and 4pm for men wishing to make appointments.