Busselton Father-son bonding for mental health
Father-son relationships were in focus at Busselton Senior High School last month when it held a breakfast to celebrate Men’s Health Week.
More than 13 dads accompanied their lads to the breakfast which played host to a range of talks from the local Man Walk group and Regional Men’s Health co-ordinator Glen Dunkerton.
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Mr Dunkerton spoke on how teenagers can look out for their own physical, mental, social, and spiritual health, and highlighted the importance of understanding what made them individual.
Simple tips and tricks for how the teens could live a more healthy life included ways to combat poor eating habits and harmful behaviours while keeping active.
Busselton Senior High School event organiser and school nurse Viv Barton said the best part was seeing fathers and sons talk about mateship over some toast.
“It provided new and different conversations and enabled students to increase the tools in their kit to prepare them for the next few high-pressure years,” she said.
“There was a really good vibe in the room. It was all very positive and you could see the connections being made.”
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