The 11th – 18th of June is Men’s Health Week and this year the theme is on men and families – “making healthy connections”. Desert Blue Connect acknowledges that improving men’s health is a priority in our local community and requires a holistic approach that includes men but also women, their families and effective and appropriate health and social services.
Desert Blue Connect are now offering services for men in the Midwest region. A male counsellor is available and will provide services that include individual counselling, sexual assault counselling, and personal relationship and family violence counselling for men and boys (14+).
Individual men’s counselling services are offered in Geraldton one day per week (fee for service) and two days in the shires of Morawa, Mingenew, Three Springs, Yalgoo, Carnamah, Coorow and Perenjori. Suite of services include grief and loss, adolescent issues, relationship, parenting/fathering, self-esteem and building confidence, and mental health including anxiety and depression. The rural support services are offered free of charge.
Additionally, Desert Blue Connect provides a range of family violence counselling with free sexual assault counselling and personal relationship and family violence counselling services to men. Men who use violence or who are concerned about their escalating violence are welcome to make an appointment with the male counsellor. Counselling can offer tools and strategies for men to cope with intense emotions and how to make non-violent choices. It can assist men to understand and take responsibility for their violence and additionally be accountable for their abusive behaviour.
Appointments can be made by phoning the office on 08 9964 2742 for individual men’s counselling, sexual assault and family violence counselling or phone the Counsellor-Midwest/Gascoyne direct for rural support services on 0488 348 006 (9-5pm).
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