Supporting men

SUPPORT: Advocate Chris Pacini, Whyalla Ripples Support Group Publicity Officer Karen Harrison, and Outhouse Coordinator Robert Golding.

SUPPORT: Advocate Chris Pacini, Whyalla Ripples Support Group Publicity Officer Karen Harrison, and Outhouse Coordinator Robert Golding.

A new group aiming to support men who are dealing with addiction or other issues has been formed by members of the Whyalla Ripples Support Group.

The Outhouse is currently in its early stages of reaching out to those men who may feel like they have no one to talk to about certain issues.

Coordinator Robert Golding said there was a need for more support networks specifically for men dealing with drug-related issues in Whyalla.

“There’s not a lot out there for men who are looking to get balance in their life. We’re just putting our feelers out to help those men in the community,” he said.

A lack of men attending events hosted by the Whyalla Ripples Support Group was a key factor in the formation of the group.

“Men can get lost if they don’t actually reach out. We’re hoping to make men aware that there are people out there who are eager to have a chat and work through these issues together,” Mr Golding said.

“Ice is certainly ripping our community apart but addiction is addiction, so there are a lot of different vices that we can focus on.”

Local man Chris Pacini, who has personally battled addiction in the past, said the group was a great idea.

“I haven’t seen anything like this happening in Whyalla before, and I think it’s exactly what this town needs.”

The Outhouse is also supported by Member for Giles Eddie Hughes.

The group currently meets on Fridays at Nunyarra between 1pm and 3pm, and any men who are interested are encouraged to ring 0447 585 520 first before attending.

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