There are 44 Men’s Health Peer Education (MHPE) volunteers in Queensland.
The majority of volunteers are located in South East Queensland (i.e. Brisbane, Sunshine or Gold Coast), however, a significant number of volunteers are also located in major regional centres such as Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and the Wide Bay and Darling Downs regions. Indigenous volunteers are also amongst our volunteer team, based in Brisbane, Cairns and Thursday Island.
Volunteers receive ongoing support from a number of sources. In addition to the National MHPE magazine, QLD volunteers also receive a National and State newsletter which keeps them in touch with local happenings and updates on the program.
Volunteer representatives, both at the state and regional level, are also available to provide ongoing support and mentoring. See who to contact for further information.
Queensland volunteer involvement in activities or events which promote Men’s Health include:
- various health expos
- pit-stop (health screening)
- presentations to small groups
- contributing articles to local ESO newsletters
- informal chats with mates, encouraging a proactive approach to looking after their health.
Significant events volunteers have taken part in to promote the Men’s Health message have included:
- Amberley Air Shows
- Oakey Fly-In
- Leyburn Motor Sprints events
- Men's Shed National Conferences
- Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia National Conference
- DVA's annual major health promotion event — Veterans’ Health Week
On 5 October 2018, the Tin Can Bay RSL Sub Branch conducted an information day which was attended by no less than 50 community groups who provided displays and offered information on their respective services.
MHPE local volunteer Ms Ann Warren organised the men’s health information stand and on the day was assisted by MHPE Queensland State volunteer Representative Kevin Moss.
Pictured are Ann Warren and Kevin Moss presenting to the Tin Can Bay RSL Sub Branch Information Day organiser, Ms Maureen Costello, an X Box provided through DVA Community Grants for use by the Sub Branch.
Partners of Veterans Association annual fund raising day held on 6 October 2018 at Standown Park (veterans) Caravan Park located between Gympie and Tin Can Bay Queensland.
The MHPE stand was organised by volunteer Mrs Allison Bowman (also a hard working PVA member) who was assisted on the day by MHPE Queensland State Representative Kevin Moss.
Pictured are Allison Bowman and Kevin Moss discussing men's health topics with Mr Ralph Stephenson.
“Recall training” is an annual refresher training for current volunteers conducted in Brisbane every year. The annual recall training provides an opportunity for all Queensland volunteers to meet, network and share ideas in a collaborative open environment.
- QLD MHPE Co-Ordinator
Phone: (07) 3223 8715
Email: MHPEQLD [at] dva.gov.au (subject: MHPE)
- QLD MHPE Volunteer Representative
Email: kevin.moss04 [at] gmail.com (subject: MHPE)