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First World Problems

This week's Mr. Perfect Blog is written by David Graham. Depending on how you count it, Dave is embarking on his 3rd or 4th career. After completing postgraduate research in mathematics he spent the next decade working for Defence, which included deployments to Afghanistan and the Middle East. He’s now working as a junior doctor, is actively publishing research in medical journals, and loving life as a first time Dad with another on the way.   We all have them. Your smartphone crashes intermittently, throwing your life into disarray. Your area blacks out during a heatwave, causing your air conditioner to shut down and your Netflix viewing to stop. “First world problems” are important in their own small way. But...

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Mr. Perfect is a Charity

After 6 months yesterday Mr. Perfect received our backdated (to February 2017) sign-off from the ACNC that we are now an official "Advancing Health" Charity.Incredible work by our legal guys (Baker McKenzie - Posy McGrane and Angelique Wanner), the greatest humans in law! But the biggest shout-out and thanks goes to the Leadership Team (Jason Cuffe, Peter Regan, Ilan Hurwitz, Tom Daven and Jeremy Hyman).Mr. Perfect does not exist without you guys and it would still be an anonymous blog that no-one read - how we have achieved this so far on a shoestring is mind-blowing.There are also a large group of individuals and organisations that have formed our Support Team and helped with the website, logos, sponsoring Meetups, offering...

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Empathise Me

I have always been “sensitive” at times, whatever that means. For the majority of people that knew me growing up it presented as the opposite, at times a pure, distant coldness. As a child and teenager it could manifest itself as me reacting to a comment, rejection or negative action from another by internally beating myself relentlessly. Personal or not, I took most things extremely personally and could become defensive or more than likely retreat into my safe shell. Contrary to my wife’s sometime opinion of my obliviousness, like when she has a new haircut, I CAN be observant. Obsessively so. I think about people I walk past daily, what their life may be like, why there is so much...

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Mr. Perfect Basic Ball 2017 - The Photos

On Saturday 6th May at the Kirribilli Club we held our first ever Mr Perfect Basic Ball. We have been overwhelmed with its success and at our team meeting last night we debriefed and discussed ways we make it an even better experience next year for you. We also noted we failed on one aspect - releasing the professional photos far and wide! Please accept our apologies and view the full album here: MR. PERFECT BASIC BALL 2017 - THE PHOTOS Huge thanks to our professional photographer Ebony McCabe. To find out more about what we do and to support us helping more men, check out www.mrperfect.org.au Cheers! Terry

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My Story: Jeremy Hyman

  Me on my wedding day (June 2016)   Name: Jeremy Hyman Nickname: Jez Medically diagnosed: a highly functioning, socially anxious man with incredible good looks. Treatment and coping strategies: Psychiatrist and psychologist, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, anti-depressant medication, a glass of wine, freaking out and reality television. Support networks: My wife, parents, sisters, mates (both male and female), mentors acquired through my professional life and a team of white lab coat doctors and scientists working around the clock, day and night in Vienna.   My two sisters and I   Background: Aged 37, losing my hair and newly married to a beautiful and highly intelligent doctor (nephrologist) with whom I share my life with in a recently purchased 3...

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OneWave

Despite being an early-bird 5:45am starts are never easy, especially in winter. Especially when you are about to go to the beach with it’s ocean breeze and especially when you are wearing thongs and plan to take a dip or surf. But it was Friday at Bondi Beach. And Friday’s mean one thing and one thing only. Fluro. “Fluro Friday” to be exact, founded and run weekly by the OneWave community. As they so perfectly describe it, for “the surfers, sufferers and survivors, we are a non-profit surf community tackling mental health issues with a simple recipe…saltwater therapy”. This community has multiplied tens of times over with beaches across the world holding their own versions weekly that continue to thrive. ...

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Socks4Docs

By Dr Nick Tellis   This blog originally appeared at Dr Nick Tellis' website at https://partridgegp.com/2017/05/31/mr-perfect-and-socks4docs/   Mental health and depression are serious issues. GPs see, treat, and support people with these issues everyday but who looks after the GPs? We can see that doctors are only human and suffer the same stresses as everyone else. Sadly, sometimes, it is too much. I wrote previously about how to detect depression in patients. ‘Listen to the patient’, ‘How do they feel?’, ‘How do they make you feel?’. Experienced GPs can spot depression a mile off…in other people. How many turn that acumen on themselves? How many have their own GP to care for them? I also wrote ‘American studies show patients...

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The Banksia Project

By Terry CornickBrevity in the written word is never my strong point. But for this summary of a mental health event (The Garden Rooms) I attended last night I promise to be as concise as possible (As my wife pointed out recently by creating a meme, I can sometimes be good at not writing, the meme's text hovered over a picture of me saying "Calls himself a writer. Doesn't even write me a Mother's Day Card).Forwarded to me by email from a friend, I signed up to this event eagerly. It was FREE after all. And focused on “Mental Health in Sport” with some high profile guests and speakers.After yet again dealing with my failed inner compass that somehow causes...

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