Men talk health at Bro Pro group

A group that aims to bring men together and talking about their health had a special visitor last week.

Bro Pro, set up by the Tonic Health charity at its Spalding base, invited Michael Heppell, an advanced clinical practitioner from Beechfield Medical Centre, to its meeting.
They discussed a variety of male-specific health matters such as prostate problems, and also other more general health matters.
Community connector Jo Ireland said: “It was to ensure men who would not normally engage with health services, could access advice and basic health checks such as blood pressure.
“The session was a huge success, with Michael having an excellent rapport with the group.
“They felt able to talk on a one-to-one basis with him about a range of issues, as well as have general conversations.
“We are hoping to do this on a regular basis to ensure men feel able to access the help they may need”
Bro Pro meets between 11am and 1pm every Thursday at Broadgate House on Westlode Street and attracts a range of men of varying ages and backgrounds.
The group is free to attend and requires no booking, with people coming along as and when they can.
David Bruce, the founder of Bro Pro, said: “Spalding Bro Pro is one of 13 locations across the county and allows men a safe place to meet and socialise with other men, play a game of cards, enjoy a coffee or just have a chat.
“Trained volunteers along with community connectors are on hand to offer advice and signposting towards an array of local mental health projects.”

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