Men’s health event returns to Penrith for third straight year

Attendees at Boys Night In last year.
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OnePointHealth is officially bringing its men’s health awareness event ‘Boys Night In’ back in 2024, and with spots limited, it’s about time you got your ticket.

According to OnePointHealth Exercise Physiologist, Alicia Whiticker, last year’s sophomore event was a huge success, drawing in over 70 men from the local community to hear from a diverse line-up of guest speakers, including sporting stars and psychologists, who shared valuable insights on men’s health.

“The catering by Brisket Boys was a hit, adding to the vibrant atmosphere of the night,” she said.

“Most importantly, we achieved our goal of raising over $5000 in support of Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk, underscoring our commitment to men’s health initiatives in the community.”

It’s for this reason that bringing it back for a third time was a no-brainer for the team.

“This event is a cornerstone of our efforts to support and empower men in our community, fostering a sense of belonging and providing crucial education on health topics that are often overlooked,” she said.

“It’s an important initiative that aligns with our mission to enhance the well-being of individuals across Sydney and the Blue Mountains.”

This year’s event will again bring together an exciting line-up of guest speakers, and will be hosted by Andrew Paech from Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk.

WestCare’s Andrew Paech. Photo: Melinda Jane.

“We strive to bring fresh perspectives and insights each year, and 2024 is no exception,” she said.

“One highlight is the presence of Rob and Matty from Blokes Advice, who are making a special trip from Queensland to join us. Their participation underscores the event’s growing community reach and their expertise will undoubtedly enrich our discussions on men’s health.”

Whiticker said she hopes to see the community come together once again to attend and reap the benefits of the event, whilst also supporting the many local businesses who are making the night possible.

“Our goal is for participants to leave feeling empowered with a better understanding of how to prioritise their health and well-being,” she said.

“By fostering meaningful discussions and providing access to expert speakers, we aim to inspire positive actions that contribute to healthier lifestyles within our community.

“Ultimately, we want attendees to feel supported, informed, and motivated to take proactive steps towards improving their overall health.”

‘Boys Night In’ will be on at OnePointHealth’s High Street clinic on Friday, July 12 from 5.30pm. Tickets are available via the OnePointHealth website,

Cassidy Pearce

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.

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