Forget the footy or politics, let’s talk about men’s health at the pub

John Cullen, a rural mental health clinical nurse specialist from the Hunter New England (HNE) Local Health District, has been spending time offering sandwiches and meat pies to men in rural pubs in exchange for a discussion about their health. 

 “I’ve talked about everything from depression, prostate cancer, heart disease, sexual dysfunction – you name it – tractors, the state of the world and I’ve been really surprised. I’ve never had anyone tell me to nick off,” Mr Cullen said. 

His work has been highlighted by the HNE’s Local Health District as