Pit stop fu­els men’s health ini­tia­tive

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d483736 MURMUM Pit Stop was in Kwinana on Tues­day as part of Men’s Health Week.

The aim of the Murmum Pit Stop was to pro­vide a cul­tur­ally ap­pro­pri­ate health check ser­vice to re­spond to the spe­cific health needs of In­dige­nous men.

The pit stop was at Me­d­ina Hall and in­cluded Ny­oon­gar Sports, Der­barl Yer­ri­gan Health Ser­vice and Me­d­ina Abo­rig­i­nal Cul­tural Cen­tre.

Dur­ing Men’s Health Week, com­mu­ni­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions are en­cour­aged to put on events to pro­mote the health of men and boys.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘Men and fam­i­lies: mak­ing healthy con­nec­tions’, to ex­plore the ways fam­i­lies sup­port the health and well­be­ing of men and boys. Peo­ple were also en­cour­aged to recog­nise the pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tions men and boys make.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Jason Ri­ley gets a health check from Simon Gam­bie and Clint Bussey.

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