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[AHSNZ WELLINGTON] A Few Blokes, A Bar, and Better Health

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There’s a mismatch between human physiology and 21st-century fast-paced living and it’s hurting the mental and physical health of Kiwi men.

We invite you – man or woman – to join our MC for the afternoon, the New Zealand Defence Force’s Dr Greg Brown, and our Wellington region AHSNZ team members as they talk about their perspectives on stress and wellbeing, specifically in relation to the health and wellbeing of Kiwi men.  Academic, personal, and clinical perspectives will be shared with practical solutions offered.

Stick around after the talks for a happy/unhappy hour and have a yarn with the team.


The Cult of Busy-ness and Broken Men
Jamie Scott

Jamie Scott is a Registered Exercise Specialist and Nutritionist who is currently focused on building capacity and resilience through his focus on the essential elements of individual and organisational energy, through his company, Being Human.  He is the current president of the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand.

Modern Stoics, Repressed Warriors: Exploring Men’s Health today through the Stoic philosophers and the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud
Andrew Dickson

Dr Andrew Dickson is an organizational sociologist interested in the health industry. His research uses psychoanalytic and psychosocial theory to explore organizations. Andrew publishes in the fields of public health policy, psychoanalytic theory and management education. He also serves on the international advisory committee for the International Journal of Critical Public Health.

The Mental Man: Depression and How it Led to Winter Swimming. In Wellington Harbour. In Just speedos
Phil Becker

Phil Becker is a regular guy who has had his fair share of life’s battles. Drawing on his own experiences, as part of the “One for Blokes” team he co-delivers workshops on men’s mental health; the signs of stress and the strategies he continues to use to keep on top of life’s obstacles.

Stressed & Depressed: Solutions for the Kiwi Man
Karen Faisandier & Felicity Leahy

Dr Karen Faisandier is a Clinical Psychologist who has studied nutritional medicine. She is passionate about forging an integrated approach to adult psychological assessment and therapy. This involves the combination of traditional, nutritional, nutraceutical, and ancestrally oriented lifestyle interventions, to assist people to understand, prevent, and recover from psychological distress.

Felicity Leahy is a Naturopath and Clinical Herbalist with qualifications in Biomedical Science and Natural Medicine. She runs a private practice in Wellington where she supports people of all ages with chronic health concerns. She strives to incorporate the wisdom of traditional approaches to healthcare with the latest evidence in complementary medicine to help people achieve the outcomes they seek.


Date: August 19, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pmCost: $45 




Mac’s Function Centre 4 Taranaki Street 
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand