‘Psychs on Bikes’ wraps up

Today marks the final day of a 2500 km round-trip around Queensland made by a group of mental health workers.

On April 15th, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and counsellors embarked on the sixth ‘Psychs on Bikes’ ride to raise mental health awareness in rural areas of the state. In addition to awareness seminars, they also dropped by pubs, men’s sheds and RSLs offering free health checks.

This approach has been welcomed by rural communities. Founder Joseph Dunn describes it as a way to “break down the barriers” in conversation with mental health professionals – “leather jackets, not leather couches”.

Caroline Xue

Find more information on the mental health of men in rural and remote Australia or read more about the latest Psychs on Bikes trip. Visit their website here.

If you or somebody you know needs help, you can call Lifeline 13 11 14 or beyondblue 1300 224 636.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s