One of the activities that the Corio Fire Brigade has undertaken is to focus on men’s health.
The Barwon Male Health Network combines the passion and commitment of CFA , Barwon Health, Male Health Victoria and St John of God (Geelong Hospital) in promoting and supporting men in the area.
Leading Firefighter Gavin Fitzgerald from Corio brigade has been part of the Barwon Male Health Network for 18 months.
“The network is made up of like-minded community support agencies and individuals whose goal is to support male health in a holistic sense for the local community. The network looks all aspects of physical, mental and general wellbeing and provides a place for men to discuss issues of concern for them,” said Gavin.
On 25 October, the BMHN is holding a Building Beaut Blokes recognition night at the Corio Fire Station. The event will celebrate the valuable contribution that men in the BSW Region are making towards other men. CFA Barwon South West Region is supporting this event.
The event runs from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Drinks and nibbles are provided. To attend please RSVP by 17 October to email@example.com
CFA offers a range of Welfare Services to male (and female) members who are encountering challenges in their life.
Any member or family members can access support at any time.
- Peer support can be accessed through the Rostered Duty Officer, Office in Charge, Line Manager, the Peer Coordinator or via the CFA Welfare line (ph 1800 628 616).
- Chaplains can be contacted directly or by contacting Converge International on 1800 337 068.
- Psychologists/Counsellors can be contacted directly by contacting PPC Worldwide on1300 361 008.