Pip Seldon, founder of The Healthy Tradie Project, has taken out the 2020 Men’s Health Award for the ACT.
Pip was selected from a quality field of shortlisted nominations including:
Martin Fisk, founder of Menslink (Local Men’s Hero nominee)
Geoff Didier (Best Men’s Lived Experience Speaker nominee)
OzHelp (Best Men’s Group or Program nominee)
NACCHO Ochre Day (Best Men’s Group or Program nominee)
EveryMan (Significant Response to COVID-19)
More than 5000 people across Australia voted for the 2020 Men’s Health Awards. The National winners for each category will be decided by a judging panel from the Australian Men’s Health Forum and announced on Friday 19 June via Men’s Health Connected in a special event to celebrate all finalists during Men’s Health Week.
Pip takes a different approach to health and wellbeing in the construction industry, focusing on physical, mental and emotional health through movement, mindfulness and nutrition. The Healthy Tradie Project says they are taking on the macho culture of the construction industry and making tradies feel okay with showing vulnerability and opening up to their mates.
Feedback from employers and individuals suggests the Healthy Tradie Project is helping with a reduction in on-site incidents, a shift in workplace culture; healthier meal options, eliminating sugar filled drink / vending machines from the workplace and a general feeling of wellbeing amongst teams.
As a result, men have made changes to their own life, incorporating regular exercise, a mindfulness or breath practice or making changes to their diet.
“I am passionate about building a healthier construction industry. Supporting our tradies, the men and women at the forefront, who without, we couldn’t do our job as builders,” says Pip, who is also shortlisted for the National Women Working in Men’s Health Award.
Read more about The Healthy Tradie Project
The State and Territory People’s Choice Awards will be announced throughout Men’s Health Week.
Also today, The Man Walk was named People’s Choice winner for NSW.
The remaining awards will be announced as follows and we warmly invite you to celebrate the winners and finalists and these online events:
There are five categories in this year’s awards
Local Men's Health Hero Award 2020
This award is for an individual, male or female, who has made a significant difference by taking action to improve the lives and health of men and boys at a local level.
Best Men's Lived Experience Speaker 2020
The award is open to any man who has helped improve the lives and health of men and boys by sharing his own personal health story as a lived experience speaker or consumer health advocate.
Best Men's Group or Program Award 2020
The award for Best Men's Group or Men's Program Award 2020 is open to any men's health group, large or small, who stands out for the way they are working to create a healthier future for men and boys.
Women Working in Men’s Health Award
The award is open to women (or groups of women) working in the men’s health sector, who have made a signification contribution to improving the lives and health of men and boys.
Significant Response to COVID-19
We are seeking nominations for any individual, group or program that has responded effectively to the impact of COVID-19 on the lives and health of men and boys. This can include people on the frontline, working with men at risk of coronavirus, through to groups responding to the social and mental health impacts of the pandemic and people adapting to the challenge of social distancing by delivering initiatives online.
The State and Territory Health Awards are selected by Popular Choice.
The National Award winners are selected by panelists from the Australian Men's Health Forum.