The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) says Men’s Health Week (15-21 June) is the perfect opportunity for blokes to book a much-needed health check with their local doctor and get their health back on track following the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The COVID-19 restrictions saw many Australians putting off a visit to their doctor,” RDAA president, Dr John Hall said.
“The fact is men don’t usually need much of an excuse to skip a health check and that is something we need to change.
“Men’s Health Week is a great time to call your local GP and make an appointment for a check, whether it be for general health, prostate, skin or heart disease, or to talk about a specific health concern you might have,” he said.
“The pressures placed on many Australians over the past year, from drought and bushfire to COVID-19, have been enormous. Many will still be facing uncertainty about their employment or business as a result of the pandemic. This has real potential to take an enormous psychological and emotional toll.
“If you are feeling down or depressed for whatever reason, please speak with your local doctor about how we can support your mental health – we are here to help,” Dr Hall said.