Further Sons of the West men’s health and wellbeing programs will commence in three new locations from July this year.

For the first time, the free 10-week program* will be available to men over the age of 18 residing in the Horsham and Maroondah areas, while also returning to the Whittlesea community.

Facilitated through the Western Bulldogs’ Community Foundation in partnership with local councils and allied health services, SOTW provides an opportunity for men to learn about health issues and nutrition, while getting involved and getting active across weekly two-hour sessions.

“SOTW was a breath of fresh air,” former Whittlesea participant, Anthony Simcox, said.

“Here I could learn about the things which impact men’s health, and at the same time be in an environment where I could talk to other men facing similar issues without worrying about being judged."

Horsham will begin on Wednesday 14 July, while Maroondah and Whittlesea are scheduled to begin in early August.

The Community Foundation thanks Major Partner WorkSafe Victoria and Watergardens, as well as funding partners in each region including Maroondah City Council, Horsham City Council and Wimmera PCP in Horsham, and Whittlesea partners NEAMI National, DPV Health, Eastern Melbourne PHN and Whittlesea City Council.

Registrations are open now. To sign up, please click here.

*Note: The WBCF is currently reviewing the Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions and how they may affect the program’s delivery in 2021. Further information will be communicated when it becomes available.