15 May 2014

Trial of a radical new program opening doors for men.

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In theory, everything is great. Awesome family, good mates and a better half that lives up to their name. My body is in good nick, I have a nice home and I'm lucky enough to have a job I enjoy. I have much to be thankful for… I should be ok.
But for some reason I’m not. I can’t shake that tightness in my chest, sleep is a thing of the past, my fuse is constantly set to blow.
I don’t know how to describe what's going on with me, I can't put my finger on it. I’m just not myself.
If you can relate this, you are not alone. From time to time, we all feel out of sorts and aware that something is not quite right. For some however, this experience persists for extended periods and starts to impact one’s overall wellbeing, personal relationships, career, and productivity. 
More than one million Aussie men are living with depression or anxiety, with research showing these men are less likely than women to seek support or treatment.  
To tackle this issue the Movember Foundation has committed $8 million, its single biggest investment to date, to NewAccess; a radical new trial program designed to encourage blokes to take action early.
Much like you would enlist the support of a personal trainer to overcome an injury and improve your physical wellbeing, NewAccess provides coaches who work with you to develop a tailored program to get you mentally fit and back on track. 
Delivered by beyondblue and currently being trialed in three Medicare Local areas, NewAccess is fuelled thanks to funds raised by Mo Bros and Mo Sistas and offers people with milder forms of anxiety and depression practical tools and strategies, referral to support services and assistance to connect into local community networks. 
The service does not require a referral from a doctor, is offered both face-to-face and by telephone and best of all, is completely free. 
NewAccess is opening new doors for men to take action early because we know, the sooner you seek support, the sooner you can be back to your best. 
For more information about NewAccess click here.

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