Sharing the secrets of running men's health events

Leading men’s health projects are getting together to share the secrets of running successful men’s health events in workplaces and community settings.

The “Running Men’s Health Events” workshop, which takes place on Wednesday 18 May as part of this Men’s Health Connected online summit, is free to attend.

The workshop starts at 9.30am with the first session – “Kicking Goals” – focused on setting goals and measuring success. Speakers include Des Linehan of Menslink, the Canberra-based young men’s project with 20 years’ experience of running events with men and John Rutter of the Fathering Project, who run groups and events for dads with children of primary school age.

Session 2 focuses on “Location, location, location” and explores the value of running in events in settings that work for men. Dave Burt of Sport and Life Training (SALT) will focus on running events in sports clubs; Mary O’Brien of Are Your Bogged Mate? will share her experience of reaching rural men and Jeremy Forbes of Hope Assistance Local Tradies (HALT) will talk about running events that engage effectively with tradies. 

The third session of the day will consider “What men talk about” with a focus on topics and themes that work for men. Speakers include Owen Catto of the Regional Men’s Health Initiative who has extensive experience of delivering events and programs on a wide range of health topics. 

The final session of the day is called “Promote, Deliver, Review” and will pay particular attention to marketing and delivering effective events. Speakers include Gennie Sheer, Chief Operating Officer at R U OK? And Lachlan Stevens of His Boy Elroy which runs Barstool Brothers, a pub-based men’s mental health project. 

To join us for Day 3 of Men’s Health Connected on Wednesday 18 May, make sure you register online at the Men’s Health Connected website.

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.