Voting for the National Men’s Health Awards 2022 are now open. See the nominations for this category below:
Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk (NSW)
The Penrith Man's Walk and Talk is a free weekly event that started with five mates in 2019 and now attracts dozens (and sometimes hundreds) of men every week. The weekly walk begins and ends at the Nepean River Coffee Club and follows the bridge to bridge Great River Walk, which is about 6.4km long and takes around an hour and ten minutes to complete.
WNOW (When No-One’s Watching) (NSW)
WNOW (When No One's Watching) is a men's mental health group in Sydney's eastern suburbs, "where men are proud to be men; comfortable to take their ‘armour’ off and be their authentic selves, feeling supported and safe in a community of like-minded men". The group uses exercise as a meeting point for, getting together at 6am every Wednesday morning for a swim, workout, coffee and chat.
Beyond The Barbell (VIC)
Michael Murphy launched the Beyond The Barbell men's mental health program in 2019 because he saw a gap in a place for men to gather in a safe and friendly environment. The program is gym-based and focused on "lifting the stigma of mental health".
The Aussie-FIT program supports men to make small but sustainable changes to their physical activity, using evidence-based behaviour change and motivation techniques. The program is free to access and specifically designed to appeal to guys and has a footy theme that guys find appealing.
Fat Farmers: Rural Health Initiative (SA)
Fat Farmers: Rural Health Initiative started in 2010 and since then, has worked to encourage rural communities and especially men, to be more active. Fat Farmers currently has 12 separate groups running across rural South Australia, which are all community-led and aim to make it easy for farmers to get some exercise while connecting with others and having a few laughs.
Man Walk Darwin (NT)
The Man Walk is a national initiative that gives men the opportunity to get together to walk, talk and support each other in a regular and healthy way. By providing regular opportunities for men to walk, talk and support, they aim to make it ok for men to ask for help when they need it. The Darwin Man Walk has thrived thanks to leaderships of local man Jimmy Bouhoris.