The Man Walk has won the 2020 Men’s Health Award for NSW.
The Man Walk was selected from a quality list of shortlisted nominations including:
Joshua Tree (Local Men’s Hero nominee)
Ian Westmoreland (Local Men’s Hero nominee)
Joe Williams (Best Men’s Lived Experience Speaker nominee)
David Oliver (Best Men’s Lived Experience Speaker nominee)
Manifest (Best Men’s Group or Program nominee)
The Top Blokes (Women Working in Men’s Health nominee)
Parents Beyond Breakup (Significant Response to COVID-19)
Mr Perfect (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.
The Man Walk provides an opportunity for men to get together to walk, talk and support each other in a regular and healthy way. It provides an environment that is positive, supportive and inclusive, where there is no pressure and no barriers to entry.
What began as a small walking group in Kiama in 2018 has become a national phenomena, rapidly expanding from 1 group to around 70 sites across Australia in the past 12 months. The founders of the Man Walk say "we want to make it ok to talk, and we want to make it ok for men to ask for help if they need it.”
The Man Walk is also shortlisted for a National Men’s Health Award in the Best Men’s Group or Program category.
The State and Territory People’s Choice Awards will be announced throughout Men’s Health Week.
The remaining awards will be announced as follows and we warmly invite you to celebrate with the winners and finalists.
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.