Jul 05
Blayney hosts Men’s Health Pitstop to help local men
In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Blayney, Blayney Multipurpose Service (MPS) is hosting a men’s health information night on 12 July.

The night will include optional health checks performed by Blayney MPS Primary and Community Health Nurses.

Health checks include blood pressure checks, pulse checks, blood glucose and cholesterol checks, and participants will be able to ask the nurses any health-related questions on the night.

A doctor will also be in attendance to assist attendees with any medical questions they might have.

Looking after our physical health is extremely important, but just as important is looking after our mental health, which is why guest speaker for the night, Di Gill from the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) will be in attendance.

“When we think about our own health, we often neglect our mental health, which is just as important as our physical health,” Di said.

“I’m looking forward to speaking to the local men in Blayney to bring the importance of looking after mental health to the forefront of their minds.”

President of Blayney Rotary, Dianne Shepherd said she was excited to work with the MPS to pull this event together.

“Supporting our local men and emphasising the importance of looking after their physical and mental health is really important,” Di Shepherd said.

“Many men often ignore their health and don’t have regular health check-ups, and we want to change this attitude. Looking after your own health is one of the best things you can do for you and for your family.”

All local men and their families are welcome to attend the Men’s Health Pitstop at the Blayney Community Centre on Wednesday, 12 July from 5pm to 8:30pm.

Guest speaker, Di Gill will be presenting at 7pm, and resources and information will be available on the night to take home to read.

Light refreshments and a cuppa will be available on the night.​

Media enquiries: Western NSW Local Health District kathy.connell@health.nsw.gov.au​