Western Australian Men’s Health Peer Education

Last updated: 
14 May 2020

Currently there are 24 active Men’s Health Peer Education (MHPE) volunteers throughout Western Australia.

Overview

The majority of volunteers are located in the Perth metropolitan area. We also have volunteers located in the following regional towns:

  • Albany
  • Busselton
  • Donnybrook
  • Pinjarra
  • Port Hedland

MHPE volunteers are involved with local ex-service organisations and have other volunteering roles.

The volunteers

The West Australian volunteers provide peer-to-peer support to veterans and their families as well as to others in their community. Volunteers focus on promoting health and wellbeing and increasing awareness of health issues and the support available. The volunteers perform a number of roles which include:

  • Provide peer-to-peer support to encourage veterans to look after their health
  • Distribute health information to the veteran and wider community
  • Promote the MHPE program in their local area
  • Host and assist with Veterans’ Health Week activities
  • Assist DVA staff to promote the MHPE program at various community events and health expos
  • Facilitate pop-up stalls at the:
    • High Wycombe Shopping Centre, on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, outside Friendlies Pharmacy
    • Forrestfield Shopping Centre, on the first Friday of each month, outside Coles
    • Banksia Grove Shopping Centre, Thursday’s fortnightly, outside Wizard Pharmacy
  • Facilitate static stalls at the:
    • Rockingham Naval Club
    • Rockingham RSL SubBranch
    • Port Kennendy RSL SubBranch

Contact information

For enquiries about the WA MHPE program, contact the DVA WA MHPE Coordinator via MHPEWA [at] dva.gov.au

If you would like to speak to a West Australian volunteer, contact the WA MHPE Volunteer Representative below:

WA MHPE Volunteer Representative

John Sharp
Mobile: 0419 663 246
Email: rossharp [at] ii.net