Cleve to host health night for local men

The Cleve and District Mental Health and Welfare Support Group is putting the spotlight on men’s health with a men’s night on Friday.

The ‘Like A Man’ night will feature former SANFL player Brooke Fogden and ex-farmer Bill Stockman from Burra.

Mr Fogden, who was picked for the Crows but did not play, will speak about coping with rejection, feeling exposed and the importance of mateship.

Mr Stockman will speak about how he turned his life around after 30 years of depression, starting when at the age of 14, he accidentally killed his mate in a shooting accident on the farm.

He was back at boarding school the next week and had to “deal with all the emotions myself and this went on for 30 years”. 

After several other difficulties in his life, including a divorce and two suicides in his neighbourhood, he became so depressed that he tried to take his own life.

The free men’s night is on tomorrow night at the Cleve Golf Club, with a $10 schnitzel meal, bar facilities, and door prizes.

There will be bus pick ups at Port Neill and Arno Bay (contact Jodie Hannan 0428 282 041), Darke Peak (Deb Pilgrim 0428 506 829) and Mangalo (Erin Roberts 0400 296 406).