The Registered Master Builders, a proud foundation sponsor of Men’s Health Week (MHW), says in an industry that is made up predominantly of males we need to ensure we look after our health on an ongoing basis.
“It’s not good enough to wait until something goes wrong — so much of what can go wrong can be prevented, and prevention really is just common sense,” RMBA chief executive David Kelly says.
“A construction workforce in good health results in a better-built New Zealand,” he says.
MHW is part of a global health awareness campaign marked in the US, Europe and Australasia. The week focuses on the health issues all men face, and raises awareness of steps men can take to help address these.
The New Zealand campaign for MHW is run by directors Tim Greene and Mark Sainsbury, both of whom are passionate about helping men get more on top of their health.
Greene is an experienced communicator in the fields of health, education and sports, and Sainsbury is one of the country’s most experienced journalists and presenters, acting as a director and ambassador for MHW.
They stand as proud advocates for helping Kiwi men take a closer look at their health. However, this year sees MHW’s first woman ambassador join the team — broadcaster Amanda Gillies.
MHW was awarded the 2020 Men’s Health Advocacy Award by the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand in recognition of the campaign’s continued commitment to lifting the profile and awareness of health issues which particularly impact on men.
• Men’s Health Week runs from June 13-19.