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A Focus on Mens Health at Ute Rush 7th October 2012
25 Oct 2012
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UteRush is partr of the Gympie Goldrush Program and was held on Sunday 7th October 2012.  Uterush is a day to promote Utes, the local area, Roadcraft and Men’s Health.  Mens Health information was provided by Community Centreplace and Centrelink on display promoting Men’s Health referral services including Lifeline, FOCUS Counselling and other similar services.  The MC on the day spoke at length of the Gympie Regional Council initiative of Resilience and we used Roadcraft as a benchmark of the day highlighting how the Roadcraft Centre and Offices have been under almost 2 metres of water and Roadcraft somehow with support and community involvement always manages to bounce back. The Resilience Toolkit was on display and organisers spoke of the program and goals and how community must come together in times of crisis and how Men, in particular seem to shoulder the load without asking or seeking help.    Discussions throughout the day centered around healthy eating, with a variety of choices on offer on the day and we handed out fresh water and light soft-drink options for people.    Although the event had obtained a Liquor Licence, the organisers made a conscious decision not sell alcohol, as they felt it would clash with our Men’s Health ethos of the day.    Participants were asked to speak of their vehicles and the labour of love they undertook to restore them and the MC then would add some dialogue about people and men in particular need a bit of tinkering under the bonnet every now and then.    Our theme on the display boards for the Men’s Health info was “Get Out of the Pits and Get Back on Track” which was a deliberate attempt to create a link Men’s Health and the Motor Sport/Car Enthusiast component.  This event was in part supported by Gympie’s Flexi fund Program.


Gympie Regional Council DLGP Flexible Funds Project Supporter Men Rural or Remote Seniors Young People
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