Archives: September 2019

R U OK Day

September 12, 2019

I attended the Victorian Parliament’s men’s health breakfast this morning with 25 other blokes, and we were privileged and uplifted by AFL legend and educator of and advocate for men’s health David Parkin, OAM. We reflected not just on footy and our own health but on those we have lost through mental and physical health hardships and how to live a balanced life. Again this year in my community we have lost good people, men, by their own hand. On R U OK? Day we ask and challenge ourselves to understand others. I am drawn to the strength of Hugh Mackay and his book The Good Life, where he talks about a good life being one 'devoted to the common good’ and its value to and impact on others.