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Workshop services military men’s health

A workshop for professionals in health and related sectors who encounter military men and veterans in their practice will be held Adelaide in October. 

The Servicing Veteran Health event, hosted by the Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing(FCHMW), is free to attend in person and can also be accessed by livestream.

Male veterans are one of the priority populations identified in the National Men’s Health Strategy and can face unique health and social challenges when they return to civilian life. 

With this in mind, the workshop focuses on the lifelong health and wellbeing of men with our veteran community. It brings together men with lived experience of being a veteran, academics focused on male health and community service providers working in health and related fields. 

The aim of the workshop is to identify gaps in services for male veterans and consider how current services can be optimized to support better health in veterans across the life course. 

Speakers include Professor Gary Wittert (FCMHW, who will talk about veterans, men and medical health; Dr Zac Seidler (Movember), whose topic is veterans, men and mental health and veteran and academic, Associate Professor, Ben WadhamDirector of Open Door, who will focus on the overlaps between men’s health and military men’s health. 

In addition to Ben, speakers with lived experience of military and veteran life are Nathan Bolton, Director of Bolton Brothers, who will speak about chasing success and overcoming anxiety; Dion Cowdary, who focuses on veteran experiences from early adulthood, and David Everitt, who will bring a perspective of older veteran men’s health. 

The workshop is run in partnership with the Australian Men’s Health Forum, with our CEO, Glen Poole, chairing proceedings.

The event is preceded by a Men’s Health Breakfast with Dr Zac Seidler as a guest speaker. For more information see our men’s health events calendar.


Register for the Servicing Male Veterans workshop


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