After their inaugural event in 2022 created such buzz, the team at OnePoint Health has announced the return of Boys Night In, to be held at its High Street clinic next month.
The aim of the event is to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, said OnePoint Health Exercise Physiologist, Alicia Whiticker.
“We are passionate about helping our community and we want to provide men of Penrith a safe space to come and be educated about how they can help themselves or help their friends and family,” she said.
“75 per cent of the daily suicide rate is males in Australia, and too often it is out of reach for people to get to a psychologist or a counsellor, so we want to be able to provide that for the local community.”
Whiticker said that although feedback was incredibly positive after last year’s event, she’s excited to announce a few exciting changes – including a new partnership with Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk.
“We didn’t want to provide an educational event that did not have a follow on for these men to be supported after they attend our Boys Night In,” she said.
“Teaming up with the Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk provides our attendees with a weekly ongoing event they can attend and create a great support network. We are also passionate about supporting local and this group does a fantastic job of saving lives in our community.”
The event on Friday, June 16, has lots to be excited for already, with more announcements coming soon.
“The event will start with a fantastic line-up of guest speakers including V8 Supercar driver Jayden Ojeda, World Champion boxing trainer Johnny Lewis, and Andrew from Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk and more to be announced soon,” she said.
“After our panel, we will provide dinner and a live screening of the Penrith v Cowboys game with some great prizes.”
Following a full house in 2022, Whiticker is hoping to see the same occur again this year.
“It is a great event with all proceeds going to the Men’s Walk and Talk initiative,” she said.
“Our community always gets behind these meaningful events and our line-up of guest speakers will ensure everyone learns a lot about how to take better care of themselves.”
Tickets to Boys Night In 2023 are $20. For more information or to book, visit onepointhealth.com.au.
Cassidy Pearce is a news and entertainment journalist with The Western Weekender. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, she has previously worked with Good Morning Macarthur and joined the Weekender in 2022.