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6 August, 2021

Are you bogged mate?

Places are still available for the free event ‘Bogged in Clifton,’ which is a barbecue lunch followed by a discussion on overcoming mental health challenges.

The event, to be held at Clifton Senior Citizens Centre on Saturday 14th August, will be led by Mary O’Brien (above).

Ms O’Brien visits regional communities across Australia which are ‘bogged’ mentally, as depression in the bush is a lot like getting bogged in the mud.

'Are you bogged mate?’ is based around four fence posts:

1. Engaging directly with rural men – letting country blokes know that they matter by speaking their language and meeting them in their comfort zone.

2. Changing the landscape – breaking down the stigma around mental health and bringing this crucial topic into the spotlight. We do this through spreading awareness, as well as straight-talking speaking engagements and education events that challenge, enlighten and empower.

3.  Bridging  the  gap  – connecting rural men to the resources available, supporting and directing them to the right places while bringing the conversation to rural communities.

4. Being a voice for rural men – speaking up for those who often won’t, we want to light the path to understanding and be a strong advocate for all.

To RSVP for catering purposes, contact Kate Flynn on 0400 173 315.

The event is supported by the Clifton Show Society.

For more information about ‘Are you bogged mate?’, visit here.

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