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CONTRIBUTORS TO WA RURAL AND REGIONAL MEN'S HEALTH RECOGNISED THROUGH THE LAUNCH OF THE WARRIOR AMBASSADOR AWARDS

December 2013 marks the launch of the Warrior Ambassador Awards which have been established by Wheatbelt Men's Health (WMH) to acknowledge all contributors - past, present and future - who have supported WMH as an organisation and the Regional Men's Health Initiative (RMHI) generally.

Winner - Mental Health Commission Good Outcomes Awards

The Mental Health Commission, mental health good outcomes awards are to recognize outstanding achievements, innovation and excellence in the field of mental health in Western Australia. The awards are a highlight of mental health Week which was from October 6th to 13th.

As individuals we all have a different capacity to handle stress.

Our own innate level of resilience is tested when challenged by change either on a personal front or in the workplace.  Our life's journey will have many unknowns and the only guarantee in that journey is that there will be change.

If we neglect our health in any area (physical, mental or social/spiritual) it will catch up with us in the same way as neglected machine servicing.

The message we give in everything we do is "before it all gets too much" Talk to a Mate or talk it over.

It is important for us to talk about issues in our life or tell our story so we can realise we are not alone and that it is safe to do so.  As blokes we quite often isolate ourselves and we go into our cave and don't talk to anyone about our stuff.  Now that's all right, as long as we remember to come out of the cave.  One of the problems is we don't identify who our true mates are in the good times, this then leads to isolation and loneliness which are often precursors for other wellbeing issues.