STROKE- THINK F.A.S.T
The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T. test as an easy way to remember the most common signs of stroke. Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions:
Face Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
Arms Can they lift both arms?
Speech Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
Time Is critical. If you see any of these signs call 000 straight away.
Men's Sheds - workshop activities
Find a shed near you
Citizen’s Advice Bureau - Scores of local community, hobby, sport and support mobs are listed in the bureau's community guide. Find one that suits your interests.
Poetry in Paradise - non-judgmental poetry recitals each month at Southport library
Computer classes for seniors are held at the Lynne Richardson Community Centre, 2A Gidgee Ct, Molendinar. For further details, CLICK HERE then on "For Seniors" in the heading.
The Commonwealth Government’s Stay Smart Online Alert Service is a free service for Australian internet users who are provided with easy to understand online safety and security information and solutions to help protect their online safety and privacy. The resource also informs users about the latest threats and how to address any risks to their devices or computer networks.
First Aid Accident & Emergency offers a free CPR Community workshop aimed at teaching people the basics on CPR and how to save a life in a compact and interactive 60 minute workshops. The workshop runs on the last Sunday of each month from 9.30am to 10.30am at Varsity Sports House, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes.
Bookings can be made HERE
Transcord kindly provides our insurance cover free. In return, we gratefully provide a bloke for its management committee member and help out where possible. Transcord assists Gold Coast residents who have difficulty getting to medical & other appointments, social activities etc and who are transport disadvantaged. Transcord seeks people interested in volunteering as a driver one or two days a week: cars, wagons or 8-12 seaters, standard licence only required. Familiarisation process to get driver authority, get to know procedures etc.
Interested persons please contact: General Manager Greg Hansen 5539 2733 and also advise the Lounge secretary.
A Chance For Change was born out of a love for our mates and an unrelenting passion to make a change in the fight against the black dog. Men should understand that there is help out there; that people really do care; that they’re loved and most importantly that no matter how hard life gets or how far down they may fall, suicide is not the answer.
Beyond Blue - help with anxiety and depression
Men's Line Australia - a 24/7 professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems - 1300 78 99 78
Men's Wellbeing - helps develop the wellbeing of men foster healthy relationships, families and communities. Its core values are honesty, respect and authenticity. All men are welcome regardless of religious belief, nationality or sexual orientation.
Men Talking to Men - Centacare's drop-in group and talking space, Ormeau Centre, 2 Cuthbert Dr (cnr Pascoe Rd) Ormeau, each Thursday 11.30 to 1pm. Counselling by appointment - Centacare 5527 7211
Men & Family Counselling and Consultancy - a Gold Coast-based service which supports men experiencing difficulties in their family and/or relationships, or life in general
MEN’S HEALTH SERVICES, established by Greg Millan, is Australia's leading men’s health consultancy service providing effective strategies that improve male health and wellbeing.
emale is its free bimonthy ebulletin on men's health and wellbeing issues. Download the current issue here
MEN’S HEALTH AUSTRALIA – National web portal for issues relating to men’s health
Movember Australia - prostate and testicular cancer info, health resources
WINGMEN A new program from Beyondblue to help gay men support their friends during a crisis.
It’s designed to encourage gay men to talk to their friends about their mental health, to know when one of your friends might be struggling or at risk, and to know how to assist your friends to access resources which can help them in times of need
Volunteering GC offers people many opportunities to contribute to their community. It matches volunteers with community organisations in diverse areas including sports, education, arts and culture, events and animal welfare.
Dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community. Assistance. Support.
The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) provides a free, confidential, nationwide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger. Support is also available for relationship and family matters that can arise due to the unique nature of military service.
HEALTHY GC Gold Coast Medicare Local's health and community services directory lists services and support groups
DEPRESSION & ADDICTION
These two issues are common among older males, particularly single ones. A guide to dealing with depression before/during/after addiction rehab can be found HERE
Gold Coast Detox and Rehab Service is a private drug and alcohol treatment service in a non-clinical retreat-style environment, with 24-hour medical supervision.
For more information: 5559 5811 or manager George Patriki 0408 332 765.