Men’s Health Week will run from 10 – 16 June and is an annual national initiative that provides a platform for debating and challenging important issues in men’s health.
It focuses on the profile of men, their health outcomes and health needs. The theme this year is Men and Families: Keeping Boys and Men Healthy.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said a total of seven different activities would be held throughout the City during Men’s Health Week, with men and boys of all ages encouraged to participate.
“With research revealing that men are more likely to have accidents, take their own lives and suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females of the same age, it’s vitally important that we draw attention to improving the health of men across the community,” Mayor Sammels said.
“Only 30 per cent of a man’s overall health is determined by genetics, with 70 per cent controllable through lifestyle. By making small, positive lifestyle changes, it’s possible to make a lasting impact.
“The best people to improve men’s health are those who live, work and play alongside men and boys in our community, so I encourage all residents to get involved in the wide range of fun activities the City is hosting to help boost men’s health and wellbeing.”
Activities the City will hold throughout Men’s Health Week include:
‘Looking After Your Club Members’
When: Monday 10 June 2019
Where: City of Rockingham Reception Room
Time: 9.30am – 1pm
As a sporting club, community group or a volunteer involving organisation you can often find that members open up to you and share their problems and sometimes distressing situations. If you would like to be clearer about what to say in these situations, then free “accidental counsellor” training is on offer to you.
Bloke’s Boot Camp
When: Tuesday 11 June 2019
Where: Aqua Jetty
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Free boot camp session run by the team of personal trainers at Aqua Jetty followed by a free feed. Open to all ages 14+ and all fitness levels. Great membership offers and prizes will be available on the night.
When: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Where: Autumn Centre
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Learn how to make healthier versions of your favourite ‘junk food’. Open to males ages 15+
Blokes’ Art Class
Where: Drop Inn (7 Hokin St, Warnbro)
When: Thursday 13 June 2019
Time: 6.30pm -9pm
Rockingham men are invited to attend this workshop which includes professional artists guiding participants step by step to paint their own masterpiece. At the end of the session attendees will leave with a completed piece of artwork.
Where: Mary Davies Library and Community Centre (17 Settlers Avenue, Baldivis)
When: Friday 14 June 2019
Dads are invited to this fun, tech-filled evening and a chance to unwind with their kids to celebrate Men’s Health Week. Try out the library’s virtual reality goggles, battle each other on the Xbox and have a go racing robots. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is suitable for children aged five and over.
3D printing workshops (Libraries)
Where: Safety Bay Library
When: Saturday 15 June 2019
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Rockingham men will be invited to see 3D printing technology in action. The Facilitator, Ryan Jolliffee, will introduce 3D applications for home DIY projects. Attendees will learn about the practical uses of 3D printed objects and be inspired to create their own.
Dads Group Inc.
When: Sunday 16 June 2019
Where: The Coffee Club
Baldivis Dad’s Group Inc. (dadsgroup.org) has been created in Baldivis in partnership with the City, Stockland Baldivis and Dads Group Inc. to provide fathers and children with a place to come and play and meet with other dads. To enjoy a chat with other local dads, visit Stockland Baldivis every Sunday from 10.30am at Coffee Club and then 11am at the play area till 1pm.
For more information about the events the City is hosting during Men’s Health Week contact the City on 9528 0333.
Alternatively, for more information visit the Men’s Health Week website.