Friday, November 19, is International Men’s Day, a day created to promote a unified celebration of manhood and the positive contribution that men make to society. This year the theme is Better Health For Men and Boys.
Men often carry their burdens silently and many have been under increased stress due to the pandemic. International Men’s Day is a good reminder and opportunity to check in with the men in our lives.
There are resources and programs available to men on the Mornington Peninsula to support their health and well-being. For Indigenous men, Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association in Hastings hosts a weekly men’s group on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm, where they participate in cultural activities. Lunch is provided and friendship and camaraderie are fostered. For more information, call 0403 528 034.
An online program open to all men is Breathe:Brother, a breathwork program that promotes good health and connection for men. Breathe:Brother is hosted by Peninsula resident Dingo Spender, pictured, who is a qualified breathwork teacher. Dingo came to study and practise breathwork through healing his own gut health issues, ongoing depression and grief. The next program runs from November 15-19.
For more, go to the website below.