Coordinator Mark Powell saw International Men’s Health Day as an opportunity to focus on men’s mental health, the case-study ‘working collaboratively to support the mental health of men experiencing difficulties regulating their emotions’ was chosen as the focus for the all-male panel.
The panel included local practitioners John Parkinson (Mental Health Nurse), Dr Matt Birtles (General Practitioner) Trevor Jacobson (Social Worker), Xavier Farrelly (Criminal Lawyer) and Chris Kendall (Clinical Co-ordinator, Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD)).
The meeting was held at St John of God hospital and well received by the 16 attendees.
The group plan to use the same method of selecting a health day, MHPN webinar case study and experts in that field for future network meetings.
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