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Are You Bogged Mate?
22 June @ 8:30 am
One event on 22 June 2022 at 8:30 am
One event on 22 June 2022 at 4:00 pm
As part of International Men’s Health Week, Lithgow City Council is bringing Mary O’Brien of ‘Are You Bogged Mate?’ to speak at three special sessions across the LGA.
Are you bogged mate? is all about helping country blokes talk about mental health and suicide while spreading awareness about depression in the bush. Depression in rural areas is a lot like getting bogged in the mud. It might have been a soft patch in the road or a paddock where the vehicle stopped moving. Perhaps you were able to get out of it without too much issue or were able to use a winch. But what happens when you really get stuck, right to the chassis? It takes guts to admit you are bogged – and to reach out for a helping hand to get back on track.
Mary is a passionate advocate for agriculture and was raised on the land. She understands the diverse challenges faced by the rural sector.
After spending her whole life working in rural and remote Australia, Mary knows country blokes. She’s worked with them, for them, and beside them and mostly importantly, she knows how to talk with them. This down-to-earth perspective is what helps connect men with life-saving support services.
These events are for men only. Men are encouraged to bring a young male with them (15 years and older). Free entry and food is provided.
The Are You Bogged Mate? story has been featured on ABC’s Landline. For more info visit: www.areyouboggedmate.com.au
Please RSVP to 0419 100 085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to help us with catering numbers.
The events are hosted by Lithgow City Council in partnership with the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program and supported by Resilience NSW.
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 @ 5.00pm
Clarence / Dargan Rural Fire Brigade Shed
Chifley Rd, 250M West of Zig Zag Railway, Clarence, NSW
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 @ 8.30am
Wallerawang Bowling Club
1 McKenzie St, Wallerawang, NSW
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 @ 4.00pm
Running Stream Community Hall
Castlereagh Highway, Running Stream, NSW