23 minutes | Feb 18th 2020

Welcome: Meet John Harper

John Harper’s a wheat sheep farmer from Stockinbingal, NSW. He describes himself as an ‘ordinary joker’ but after being bitten by the black dog he has become an active mental health advocate in rural and remote Australia. Meet John and learn a bit more about his story. *** The advice in this podcast is of a general nature, and not an excuse for not seeing your GP or medical professional. There’s some handy links over at the Mate helping Mate website to learn more about resources you can access. If you need to talk to someone right now give Lifeline a call on 13 11 14. We’re bloody grateful for all the support we’ve received to make this podcast possible, including the show’s sponsors, our mates Gotcha4 Life and the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN). Gotcha4Life was established to reverse the tide of declining mental health and to reduce suicide rates by taking action and having a positive outcome on men’s mental health. It enables men, boys and communities to build mental fitness, social connection, emotional muscle and resilience. The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN), through the Empower Our Communities Grant, is the government’s way of walking the talk and demonstrating their commitment to supporting families and communities living with the impacts of drought, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. This podcast is by Room3, a production company that work with charities and for purpose businesses. They do some great work. Finally, you can keep in touch with John Harper and Mate helping Mate over at: FacebookYoutubeWebsite
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