Event Details:
When: 20th April 6pm
Where: Wee Waa Golf Club
Who: Special Guest Speaker Wendell Sailor
What: Health checks, health information, free BBQ Dinner
Contact: 02 6795 0400

Case IH and Kenway and Clark sponsor local men’s health night

Men’s health information, honest communication and probably a little football are the topics at the Wee Waa Men’s Health Night Out on the 20th April. Organised by Hunter New England Health, and HealthWISE New England North West, this free event is hoping to reach out to some of the rural men in the area to seek information on their health and wellbeing with guest speaker football legend Wendell Sailor.

Wee Waa Kenway and Clark Manager Sam Collier said sponsoring the event was an easy decision to make on behalf of the community. “Men’s health simply cannot get the bush attitude of she’ll be right. Both physical and mental health is so important with Men in rural communities, as they are less likely to seek help.”

Wendell Sailor is the guest speaker for the event, drawing from his own experience with health. Wendall was organized to speak at this event through KFactor, and the content of the talk will be a fun, interesting, personal take on mens health – with a bit of football thrown in.

Organiser for the event Jocelyn Palmer from the Hunter New England Health said the reason for highlighting men’s health is because there is a real gap – and need – to enable men to seek help early when it is needed. Local contacts will be there to provide a face and name when contacts are needed, in a setting that is comfortable and fun. “We wanted it to be a night with no cost to the participants and with local sponsorship. Support from local businesses such as Kenway and Clark has let us achieve this.”

“Over the years, it has been a proud privilege for Kenway and Clark alongside Case IH to support health and wellbeing awareness events such as this,” Mr Collier said. “We are all a part of the same community and being from the country does not mean you should have less support when you are experiencing health issues.”

Men all around the globe live 5 years less than women, are often less willing to seek help and are more likely to keep putting off seeing a health specialist which can lead to a major health crisis. Men in rural and remote areas are also more susceptible to mental illness and depression, with male farmers experiencing higher suicide rates than the general population (source: beyondblue.org.au).

Information on Men’s Health, with contacts, will be available at the night.

Media contact:

Brooke Maisey
Kenway and Clark
02 6750 8332
Tahnee McGann
Communications Manager