Nov 17
Men’s Health Night Huge Success

Coonabarabran Health Council would like to thank those who supported the success of the Men’s Health Night last month.

On behalf of the Coonabarabran Health Council Tracey Wood, Coonabarabran Health Service Acting Health Service Manager, would like to extend an enormous thank you to the Binnaway Lion’s Club, Centacare Bathurst, Catholic Community Service, The House with No Steps and those who volunteered their time to the night.

The funding received from the Australian Government’s Drought Assistance Package for social support across the Warrumbungle Shire enabled the event to be financially supported.

Guest speakers on the night were Neal ‘the drover’ Jones, Western NSW LHD Clinical Nurse Consultant Andrew Whale, and performer Angry Anderson, who were all very well supported with over 100 Men from our community attending the event and many taking the opportunity to receive free health checks.

Five lucky attendees were each the recipients of a $50 gift voucher from local businesses as lucky door prizes. 

“Many came not really knowing what to expect from the night but left armed with information and resources,” Tracy said.

“The comments from the crowd on the night and afterwards were that it was enjoyed by all, with the highlight being Angry Anderson.

“One particular comment I have since received from a local man who told me that since the event he was able to use the information he learnt on the night to help a mate, which is really what the night was all about, and this makes the organisers really proud”.

Coonabarabran Health Council Members are looking forward to organising more events for the benefit of our local communities in the future.

Following on from the Men’s Health Night a Women’s Health Night will be held on the 28th November at 7pm in the Town Hall Coonabarabran. An amazing line up has been organised with Dr Rosie King as the keynote speaker. This exciting event will also include guest speaker Dr Sandra Sherwood, entertainment by Jack Ayoub and DJ Gary Griffiths. It is a free event with a light meal provided, lucky door prizes and the opportunity to receive free health checks. Drinks can be purchased at the bar.  

Please RSVP to Tracey Wood on 0428 963 899 for catering purposes.

If you would like to know more about the Coonabarabran Health Council, a part of Coonabarabran Health Service and Western NSW Local Health District, you can contact Tracey Wood or any member of the Health Council.

Current members include Mitchell Rawlinson, Karen Weatherall, Peter Shinton, Jen Dumble, Louise Johnson, Kodi Brady, Catharina Zwister, Colleen O’Brien and Vickie Bowman.