Men's Health Week continues in Bendigo

HEALTH: Nurse Practitioner Peter Strange. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

HEALTH: Nurse Practitioner Peter Strange. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

A HEALTH expo in Bendigo on Thursday aims to help men keep their health in check.

The event, at The Capital theatre, will discuss a range of health issues and provide entertainment.

It runs in conjunction with Men's Health Week. 

Bendigo Community Health Service Men's Health Clinic nurse practitioner Peter Strange said men would gain important information from the evening. 

"It will have everything men should be interested in about their health," he said.

"There will be information on all aspects of health.

"We will have good, healthy food and great entertainment."

He said there would be 14 different stallholders at the expo, which would prelude the night's entertainment.

Entry costs include a meal, access to the expo and entertainment.

Comedian Marty Fields will speak, along with Tony Doherty of Doherty's Gym franchise, Olympic cyclist Scott McGrory, entertainer Greg Champion and former AFL footballer Wayne Schwass.

Schwass will share his experiences of living with depression for 10 years.

He will talk about overcoming the stigmas of a mental illness.

Schwass dedicates his post-football life to telling people how to be more in control of their physical and mental health.

Entry to the expo costs $10 and tickets are available from Bendigo Community Health Services on 5448 1600.

The health service will also host a Ride for Dad event on Saturday.

For more information and to register, visit www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/ride4dad

On Sunday, the Run for Dad and Walk for Dad fundraisers will take place with proceeds going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

The run will leave from Eaglehawk Town Hall at 9am.

The walk also leaves at 9am, from Rosalind Park. 

To register, visit www.athleticsbendigo.org.au

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