It gives me great pleasure to invite you to support the It’s a Blokes Lunch event. In three short years we have hosted a series of wonderful events and provided support towards health services prostate cancer research, specialist prostate cancer nursing care, suicide prevention initiatives, online mental health services, online men’s health resources, men’s mentoring programs and education programs.
The inaugural It’s a Blokes Lunch event was held in Wollongong in 2017. Today our signature lunch is recognised as one of New South Wales’ most impactful men’s health awareness campaign events.
Each year our committee’s objective is to grow awareness of men’s health issues and provide support to health services, programs and initiatives that help blokes within the local community. We aim to educate and encourage men to have regular conversations about their health, give them tools to have conversations with a mate, have regular check ups, and seek professional help for treatment.
As someone with a lived experience with mental illness and having lost mates to suicide and diagnosed with cancer, a discussion with a few local blokes over a cup of coffee turned into a commitment to start the conversation within the community about the hairy issues that impact Australian men and ‘It’s a Blokes Lunch was born. Let’s hope by participating in this event, we can break down the stigma associated with men’s health issues and help blokes within the community.
Thanks for your support,
Joshua Tree, Founder
It’s a Blokes Lunch