Some recent pics of our Cald (culturally and linguistically diverse) social groups.

Reminder!

If you have had a change of vehicle or insurance policy
Please advise Bronwyn by email bbrent@mwpcare.Com.Au or drop in with your documents so we may update our records

MWP care will hold the annual general meeting for 2018/19 on 28/11/19 at mona vale golf club from 3pm– if you would like to attend please rsvp to Savid Samuel on 99133244 by 4pm 20/11/19
If you would like to update your volunteer I.D. Badge with our new logo and updated photo please let Bronwyn know!!!!

We are now a distribution point for ‘the senior’ newspaper – we have plenty of copies available at our office so feel free to call in and grab one!!!!

Comings & goings

Bob Habib has joined our Home. Maintenance & Modifications Department as Project Manager. Welcome to MWP CARE Bob!!

Welcome to Julie Upfold who has joined our Volunteer Team!! We hope you enjoy your Volunteering journey!!!!

International men’s day 19/11/19

Arvo tea at h2o café on narrabeen lake from 2pm, Thursday dec 5th
Volunteer christmas party dee why rsl 6pm – 11pm

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~oscar wilde

Men’s mental health – common challenges

Infoshare

Article from Mensline Australia

Due to a number of factors including social norms, upbringing and the role models we are presented with, some men’s mental health issues have gone unrecognised for a long time. Through common phrases we hear like ‘chin up’, ‘pull your socks up’ and the like, we’ve been taught that many ‘head issues’ are nothing to worry about and should be dismissed. There is a growing recognition that mental health concerns are in fact serious issues and the culture of dismissal is a dangerous approach, but many men are still not aware of some of the most common indicators that there’s a problem that should be dealt with before it grows into something bigger. So how can you tell if you have an issue that you should consider seeking help with?

Some common men’s mental health issues Loneliness Many of us have been there, but few recognise just how serious isolation and loneliness can be. Now more commonly referred to as ‘social isolation’, loneliness in its more severe forms is now seen as a contributor to many social ills including violence, suicide and substance abuse. It’s chiefly a feeling of sadness about being alone, but can also happen when you’re surrounded by people – its primarily a feeling of lack of connection to the world around you, like you don’t belong and no-one understands you. Learn more about loneliness and its effects here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/basics/loneliness

Stress

Stress is a feeling of being under pressure and overwhelmed. Stress is experienced when there is an imbalance between what’s being asked of us and our ability to deliver or cope with the demands. This causes discomfort and distress and can lead to other men’s mental health problems including anxiety and depression. Although most commonly associated with working life, stress can be triggered by any number of situations including at home, social situations and on the sporting field. In manageable doses, stress can be a good thing as it can play a key role in driving us to achieve our goals. Problems arise when someone feels unable to meet expectations and their coping abilities to deal with the pressure are challenged.

Stress can take many forms – find out more here:

  • Work stress management techniques
  • Mental wellbeing for men Work life balance.

Depression

Depression is an intense feeling of sadness that lasts for a long time, sometimes weeks, months or years. These feelings can interfere with daily life, wellbeing and physical health.

You can find out more about depression here:

  • Depression
  • Depression am i depressed
  • Older men and depression
  • Men and emotions

Anxiety

The most common men’s mental health issue in Australia, anxiety is a consistent state of extreme worry or fear about perceived threats that is usually out of proportion to the reality of the situation. Anxiety is ongoing and can happen without any particular reason or cause.
Although many people tend to dismiss anxiety as just being worried or nervous, it is a serious condition and can be a crippling experience that gets in the way of living our lives. It can have major impact on both mental and physical health.

You can find out more about anxiety here:

  • Anxiety feeling anxious
  • Signs and symptoms of high functioning anxiety
  • Symptoms of a panic attack

The good news about men’s mental health

Most common men’s mental health issues can be successfully treated and there’s heaps of great information out there about different strategies and techniques that can help. Everyone struggles at times – the key is to reach out for help as early as possible to increase the chances of a faster recovery. It often helps to have a chat with a mate or a family member, but there’s also the option to speak with a professional if you think you need more specific help.

Some useful information about the vast range of treatment options can be found in our Wellbeing Blog.

Get in touch

MensLine Australia has a team of qualified counsellors who are experienced in dealing with men’s mental health issues. The service is free and available 24/7 from anywhere in Australia – all you need is a phone or a computer. Funded by Aust. Government Dept of Social Services.

If you need someone to talk to, MensLine Australia professional counsellors are here to provide information and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call on 1300 78 99 78 or register for online counselling

Classifieds

Mobility scooter for sale
4 years old has not been used for the past 2 years and approx.1000kms. In other words very lightly used by the owner – $1000 ono
Contact – chris matts 0425 222 980.

4 wheel walker for sale good used condition $ 100

Shower commode chair for sale rrp $590
Selling for $200 – excellent used condition! Contact Virginia on 0431 042567

Our bus has had a makeover!!

And so has our office window!!