Men the focus of event
Men of today and tomorrow gathered for the Tomorrow Man workshop held at the Boyup Brook Football Club on Thursday.
Supported by the Boyup Brook Community Mental Health Action Team — or CoMHAT — and the Kai Eardley Foundation, the Tomorrow Man team led attendees through an informal workshop discussing what it is to be a man in 2020.
“It’s a really casual night, basically what we explore is the current state of man in 2020, we look at the traits that are serving men and then we look at the traits that are maybe limiting us or holding us back,” Tomorrow Man principal facilitator Ryder Jack said.
Upon arrival, everyone was treated to a cold beer or soft drink, as well as a burger, prepared by team members from Boyup Brook CoMHAT.
Project officer Sam Curran said she was introduced to the Tomorrow Man program a year ago.
“I was blown away by the message of helping men, young men and older boys to be comfortable with who they are and show their emotions, and try to minimise the stereotypical idea of what it means to be a man,” she said.
“I thought we need to get it here, because we’ve had suicides in the country, in our community and surrounding communities and ultimately Tomorrow Man are here to reduce male suicides.”
The Tomorrow Man team were thankful for the support that they had received from CoMHAT.
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