Health and Wellbeing PitStop - Esperance
Despite the inclement weather, Amity Health, Hope Community Service, Centrecare, Bay of Isles Community Outreach (BOICO), Escare, LifeSPAN and WA Primary Health Alliance along with the Esperance Alcohol and other Drug Harm Reduction Group hosted the Health and Wellness PitStop at the Bunnings on Friday 28th June 2018. Supporting the health and wellbeing of men needs to be recognised as a whole-of-community issue. This should include a focus on promoting and facilitating men's healthy living and strengthening health and community service delivery to men.
The Health Check PitStop provided an opportunity for community members to obtain free quick and easy health checks. Information on men’s health, suicide prevention, smoking cessation, diet/nutrition, alcohol intake, coping skills, and My Health Record was available.
Amity Health provided various stations/checkpoints assessing: waist circumference, height, BMI, blood pressure and blood glucose checks. These stations were very popular with 30 people completing a health assessment during the event.