Free brekkie and golf for men’s health
Local men’s health charity OzHelp Foundation is hosting a “Blokes, Breakkie and Banter” breakfast and golf day at the Karratha Country Club this Friday as part of Men’s Health Week.
From 6am onwards Karratha blokes are invited to join in on a free buffet breakfast and a complementary nine holes of golf — club and ball hire included.
OzHelp Pilbara project officer Sarah Boagey said residents should get behind the cause.
“There are more men than women in the Pilbara and the nature of the FIFO life adds that extra degree of difficulty to their lives,” she said.
“Taking into consideration the physical isolation and the poor health seeking behaviours of men, there is a stronger need to focus on both men’s physical and mental wellbeing here.”
The Heart Foundation is also doing their bit during Men’s Health Week by starting the “Bring a Bloke” campaign to encourage more men to get active.
Heart Foundation Walking is calling on participants to bring a bloke along to their walking group and share a picture with the hashtag #bringabloke.
The attendance of men at Heart Foundation Walking is well below that of women.
Men’s Health Week is from June 13-19 and aims to promote healthy living among men and boys, and encourage communities to start conversations about how physical and mental wellbeing are closely linked.
According to the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at Western Sydney University, men are less inclined than women to take an active role in maintaining their own health and are less likely to seek professional help for problems, particularly those of an emotional nature.
Maintaining positive relationships and including regular exercise can help men to maintain good mental health.
To RSVP or for more information on the golf day, call Beth Muller at OzHelp Foundation on 1300 694 357.
For more information on the Bring a Bloke campaign, head to walking.heartfoundation.org.au.