Free Community Film Screening - “Just A Farmer”

Published on 29 May 2024

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The highly regarded film ‘Just A Farmer’ will be screened at the Nhill Memorial Community Centre at 7:00pm on Wednesday 12 June 2024 as a joint initiative between Hindmarsh Shire Council and West Wimmera Health Services.

The film is being screened during Men’s Health Week - an annual event aiming to highlight the importance of men's mental and physical wellbeing and the preventable health issues among men and boys. Following the screening, there will be a light supper, guest speakers, and the opportunity to engage with mental health and social support organisations such as Headspace around any of the issues raised in the film.

‘Just A Farmer’ is a compelling feature film that seeks to initiate and deepen conversations around mental health, particularly within the agricultural community. By sharing the untold stories of farmers and the unique challenges they face, the film aims to shed light on mental health issues and promote community solidarity. 

Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor, Cr Brett Ireland said, “I encourage all males in our community to come along and firstly view the movie and then actively participate in the guest speaker sessions following.”

“As men, we all like to portray a masculine exterior, but for many, we face mental challenges ranging from depression to questioning the path in life we are taking. If nothing else, this event may give you the tools to identify amongst friends and family when something doesn’t seem normal or not quite right. Please take advantage of this function,” he concluded.

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Monica Revell
Chief Executive Officer