A few reminders / events – FYI:


  1. Barwon Month of Action - is a month-long campaign that aims to raise awareness and educate our community about men's violence against women and children. It provides an opportunity for individuals, groups and organisations in the Barwon region to unite in their commitment to ending men’s violence against women and children by hosting or participating in an event or activity. The Barwon Month of Action runs from Reclaim the Night (late October) until the International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November). A series of information sessions will be held for people to learn more about the initiative and how they can become involved. See attached flyer for session details. Also attached the Month of Action booklet with further information on the initiative.
  2. Reel Health International Short Film Festival - Returns to the Barwon region in August 2016! This year brings a new selection of the award winning short films from the 2015 Festival. The range of films, their formats and themes are again broad, and is set against a background of health and wellbeing. There are more screenings in more places this year – from Norlane, Drysdale and Grovedale to Rokewood, Winchelsea, Colac and Lorne. Check out the attached flyer for all the details. Most importantly book in early to guarantee your seat. Let all your friends, family and colleagues know – we love to see as many people as possible seeing these wonderful films.
  3. Help Mate! Directory of Services for Men and boys in the Greater Geelong region – hard copies are now available! I will have stock available at the next Barwon Male Health Meeting. Otherwise contact me to arrange a time to come and collect them. Soft copy of the directory attached.
  4. Barwon Male Health Network – Next Network meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 8 June, from 9 – 10.30am. Venue will be:
    Tutorial Room 1, HERB Building, Barwon Health
    285 Ryrie St, Geelong
    (Enter via Kitchener House and cross walkway to HERB Building – see attached map. I will have some signs up to direct you)

This is the week before Men’s Health Week so it will be great to hear what’s planned.


Peter Kelly
Health Promotion Oficer | Health Promotion | Barwon Health

Direct. (03) 4215 3470 | Mob. 0458 054 751 |