• Men’s Health Week a strong cause at Resthaven

    Men’s Health Week a strong cause at Resthaven

    Since 2019, Resthaven’s Principal Manager Facilities and Assets, Stephen Hooper, has been running Men’s Health Week events at Resthaven sites for staff, volunteers, residents and clients, to bring focus to some of the different ways we can keep men healthier.

    ‘It’s an opportunity to bring our communities together, including maintenance and gardening staff, to break down some of the myths around men’s health,’ Stephen says. ‘It’s a chance to open up some important conversations in a safe environment. It’s not just for men – the information is beneficial to all.’

    This year’s event was held at Resthaven Malvern on Friday 14 June, and opened by Resthaven CEO Darren Birbeck. The event included presentations on brain health and dementia, suicide prevention, the psychological and transformative benefits of green spaces, cyber safety and more.

    Stephen Hooper with his 1936 Ariel Red Hunter 500cc

    ‘The day has been structured to provide participants with the opportunity to learn how they can look after their mental, physical and financial health,’ Stephen says. ‘The program includes a mix of speakers, both internal to Resthaven and external presenters who provide services to Resthaven, including CBB, Bunnings and Clover Green Space.’

    Attendees also had the chance to look over a display of early American and English motorbikes.

    ‘Members of the Veteran & Vintage Motorcycle Club of SA provided a display of their machines,’ Stephen says. ‘The oldest bike on display will be a 1912 Rudge. There will also be a 1924 Harley Davidson Outfit (i.e. motorbike + sidecar), 1926 Norton 500cc, 1936 Ariel Red Hunter 500cc, and 1954 Ariel Square Four 1000cc expected to be on show, as well as a Triumph and AJS. Club members will be on hand to answer any questions.’

    Residents from Resthaven Malvern will also have the chance to view the display and chat with owners about their machine.

    Resthaven supports and sponsors Men’s Health Week. It aligns with the organisation’s Strategic Workforce Plan (2022 – 25) to develop a culture of learning and support staff wellbeing.

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