Australian Men’s Health Forum featured at Stop Male Suicide in WA

The Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF), the peak body for Men’s Health,  will be represented at the Stop Male Suicide in WA seminar, to be held in Perth on Wednesday 19th October.

The AMHF will be represented by its President, Julian Krieg, who works specifically in men’s holistic health and is an active participant and member of a number of regional health and wellbeing advisory groups.

As a former Director of Agricultural Education, Julian is able to communicate in meaningful ways on male health issues to community members and service providers, particularly about the “social determinants” affecting holistic wellbeing in rural and remote Australia.

Julian is the founder of Wheatbelt Men’s Health Inc. (WMH Inc.). This organisation has pioneered the development of programmes to address some of the health and wellbeing problems facing rural communities (particularly men) in dealing with emotional turmoil and changing life circumstances.

Julian was Senior Community Educator for the Regional Men’s Health Initiative delivered by Wheatbelt Men’s Health Inc. (WMH Inc.) until his retirement from the role in 2014. Julian was also actively involved in developing the “LIFE” National Strategy on Suicide Prevention. He is also a past board member of Suicide Prevention Australia.

Julian was recognised for his work in drought affected WA in 2007 by being awarded Royal Agricultural Society Rural Achiever of the Year for Western Australia. In 2010 he was one of four finalists in WA for Senior Australian of the year, and on the 10th September 2011 (World Suicide Prevention Day) he won the Suicide Prevention Australia Healthy Communities – Individual Life Award.

In 2013 Julian was appointed to the Board of Keystart Home Loans, an organisation that provides cost effective housing loans on behalf of the Government of Western Australia. He is also board Chairman of Rural Financial Counselling Service of WA.

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