2015 Men’s Health Gathering
Men’s health and wellbeing is everyone’s business. This is the foundation on which the Australian Men’s Health Forum in conjunction with a consortium of leading agencies on the Central Coast of NSW will be hosting the 2015 Men’s Health Gathering.
With the theme of Sharing the Knowledge, the 2015 conference promises you an opportunity to contribute, debate and discuss the successful ways that we can all increase men’s health and wellbeing. Against the back-drop of the beautiful Central Coast, this conference is not to be missed.
Incorporating the 8th Aboriginal Men’s Health Conference and the 11th Australian Men’s Health Conference, the 2015 Men’s Health Gathering is open to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men and women through participation as a delegate, or the submission of a conference paper.
Key benefits of the conference are:
- Immerse yourself in cultural activities, the highlight of which will be a corroboree with dancers from across Australia, and on-country visits to many cultural sacred sites on the Central Coast.
- Learn from leading International and local experts on current and developing practices
- Increase your capacity to engage and work alongside men and boys to create safer and happier communities.
- Celebrate the collective experience and great work that is being done in the sector
This gathering will provide a fertile environment to hold challenging discussions and broaden our understandings of working with men and boys to increase our community’s health and wellbeing.
Your conference hosts are:
The Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) is an alliance of organisations, service providers and individual men and women, actively engaged in or interested in addressing the physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual, educational, social, spiritual, sexual and relationship needs of men and boys in Australia and any other issues that impact on them. For more information on the AMHF visit their website.
A consortium of agencies on the NSW Central Coast that are actively involved in the advancement of men’s health and wellbeing, including:
- The Central Coast Men’s Interagency
- The Central Coast Community Council
- Men’s Sheds Central Coast (comprising 9 sheds)
- Mingaletta Aboriginal Men’s Group
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation
- The NSW Men’s Health Forum
- Wyong Neighbourhood Centre
- University of Newcastle (Ourimbah Campus) – Family Action Centre
The conference program has been carefully designed by a dynamic group of people actively working in the men’s health sector. Their involvement in the program development has ensured that the content and design is both relevant and current.
The organising committee consists of:
- Matt Stubbs, Interrelate
- Stuart McMinn, Interrelate
- Kim Hopkins, Wyong Neighbourhood Centre, Men’s Sheds Central Coast & AMHF
- Ed McCarthy, Central Coast Community Council
- Gene Blow, Queensland Health
- Richard Fletcher, University of Newcastle – Family Action Centre
- Greg Millan, NSW Men’s Health Forum & AMHF
- Corinne Kemp, Centre for Social Impact