Voting for the National Men’s Health Awards 2022 are now open. See the nominations for this category below:
The Walkabout Barber (NSW)
Brian Dowd is the brains behind the "Walkabout Barber", a mobile barber and trauma support service that provides support to rural and remote communities. Brian, a suicide survivor, trained in trauma counselling before setting up Walkabout Barber Enterprises in Warners Bay around 4 years ago.
Alan Thorpe (VIC)
Alan Thorpe is Director and Facilitator at the Dardi Munwurro Aboriginal family violence service. He has 25 years’ experience working with the Aboriginal community in Victoria.
Dardi Munwurro was established in 2000 to provide group leadership training programs tailored to Aboriginal men and youth.
Brodie Germaine (QLD)
Brodie Germaine is a proud Pitta-Pitta & Wakaya Man who was born and raised on Kalkadoon Country, Mount Isa, QLD. Brodie works full-time at an Aboriginal Medical Service as a Family Wellbeing Worker in Mount Isa, Doomadgee, Burketown and Normanton as well as running his own Personal Training business - Brodie Germaine Fitness.
Len Yarran (WA)
Len Yarran is a Wadjak Noongar elder who has worked extensively in education, and devoted much of his life in assisting the local aboriginal men's community in Balga, WA. He is recognised for his work to improve the health and wellbeing of local aboriginal boys and men.
Angela Sloan (SA)
Angela Sloan is a Ngarrindjeri woman who works at Mount Gambier prison, where she supports the Indigenous prison community and their families. Angela has also worked with Pangula Mannamurna Inc (Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation) in Mount Gambier, running Lateral Violence workshops for the community and served as a committee member on the “Treasuring Life, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Action Plan.”
The Healing Foundation (ACT)
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that was founded in 2009 to partner with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. It provides a platform to amplify the voices and lived experience of Stolen Generations survivors and their families and places a strong focus on advocating for the importance of Men's Healing and Women's Healing.
Hoops 4 Health / Tim Duggan (NT)
Tim Duggan was the first person from the Northern Territory to play in the National Basketball League. In 1995 he founded Hoops 4 Health, a basketball program that works to improve the lives and health of Aboriginal men and boys through a range of initiatives.