Forrestfield: Men’s Health Peer Education program given lifeline by Hasluck MHR

Ken Wyatt has made a room in his Forrestfield office available to the veterans each Thursday from 9am-1pm.
Ken Wyatt has made a room in his Forrestfield office available to the veterans each Thursday from 9am-1pm.

A one-of-a-kind service in Forrestfield that is helping veterans battling post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse has been offered a lifeline.

The Men’s Health Peer Education program was forced to close its doors earlier this year following the redevelopment of the Forrestfield Forum.

Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt has made a room in his Forrestfield office available to the veterans each Thursday from 9am-1pm.

Mr Wyatt said he knew there had to be something he could do when he heard the group had no place to call home.

“The work that Men’s Health Peer Education do is irreplaceable and I would like to thank all the hard working members for the hours they spend providing support for our veterans,” he said.

However Mr Wyatt has said the space was only a temporary solution and the group still needed a permanent home where they could have a separate room for one on one counselling.

“If there is someone in Forrestfield who may have a solution I would encourage them to reach out to Men’s Health Peer Education and potentially make a difference in the lives of others in our community,” he said.

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