RED FM spreads the Movember message across North West WA | radioinfo

RED FM spreads the Movember message across North West WA

Wednesday 28 November, 2018

RED FM’s Alana & Robbie have travelled to the mining town of Newman in North West WA for the ‘BHP Red for Movember Tour’ in support of Movember and spoke with various BHP Executives and employees who shared their Movember stories.
 
Robbie, who is participating in Movember this year says “It’s amazing to come on a tour like this and spread the world about Movember and Men’s Health Awareness. A significant part of our market are from the mining industry. The stats around mining and depression speak for themselves, so if this broadcast helps men in the mining industry to open up and get help where they need it, then I’m extremely proud to be a part of it.”
 
General Manager of BHP’s Whaleback Mining Operation, Scott Barber, says “We do all of this preventative work and inspections on all of our gear in the mines, my body is the same thing and now I’ve got a bit of a plan going forward to keep myself healthy.”
 
BHP employee, Dean Atkin, shared the story of his Dad passing away and how undergoing a simple health check could of prolonged his father’s life significantly “My grandfather and father both died in their 60s and I want to break that cycle and be around for my kids a lot longer. So I’ve actually started a twelve week challenge for myself which includes eating right and going to the gym”
 
Also joining the show was Paul Pritchers of indigenous youth organisation ‘V Swans’, who use sport as a vehicle to encourage young people to make positive life choices. “We use sport as a ‘hook’ in order to encourage better education outcomes within schools.”
 
 
Breakfast on Red’s Alana McLean says “In smaller, regional communities – feeling connected is really a key factor in being proactive with regards to physical and mental health. Providing a platform for people in Newman to share their stories was very humbling to be a part of. Hopefully the show inspired others to continue an important conversation”
 
RED FM Content Director Dan Cole say ”We always jump at the chance to get our on air teams out to the smaller towns like Newman and the fact that we can support such a great cause as Movember at the same time was a big bonus.  With such a male dominated audience in regional WA, men’s health issues are something we want to continue to support.”

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