For the first time the Male.Assessment.Screening.Talking.Education.Referral (MASTER) Program is being held in Walgett specifically for Aboriginal men.
The program is aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal men by increasing their access to medical professionals, services and programs across the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD).
It will be run over three days, 11 - 13 September and will provide a number of opportunities for working men to participate.
Aboriginal Primary Health Worker Andrew Carroll said, “We will be providing a number of different health services to the men over the three days.”
“We will be offering diabetes, renal, sexual/reproductive health, hearing and vision screening, social and emotional wellbeing, alcohol and drugs, and help to quit smoking services”.
Male health workers from across the WNSWLHD will be offering the services, from the screening, providing education and where necessary providing referrals to participants in a friendly and relaxed way.
There will be around 10 stations for the men to visit and if they attend at least five, they will receive a voucher for a meat pack from a local butcher for their participation.
Aboriginal men from across the Walgett region are being urged to attend the relaxed and laid back program.
The MASTERs program was also held in Coonabarabran in June this year.
|Tuesday 11 September ||4 pm – 7 pm||Walgett RSL Club, Fox St|
|Wednesday 12 September ||9 am 3 pm|
5 pm – 7 pm
|Walgett RSL Club, Fox St|
|Thursday 13 September ||9 am – 3 pm |||
Walgett RSL Club, Fox St