MARGARET PAUL: Mad Max 2 was filmed just outside Broken Hill. At a panel discussion, the psychs on bikes used the film as a way of openly discussing the mental health issues that men in rural areas can face.
Dr Robert McAlpine is a rural psychologist.
ROBERT MCALPINE: When you look at what Max is doing, you've got to ask yourself the question: well, is he impaired in what he's doing? Is he distressed?
MARGARET PAUL: Many of the psychs on bikes watched the Mad Max trilogy during the trip.
Dr Joe Dunn:
JOE DUNN: The figure of Mad Max represents all sorts of typically male things like loss, grief, trauma, alienation, all those lovely things that psychiatrists and psychologists deal with every day.
ELEANOR HALL: That's psychiatrist Dr Joe Dunn ending that report from Margaret Paul in Broken Hill.