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International Men's Day: selectabillty urges men to take make positive choices, live longer

17 November 2022

This International Men’s Day leading mental wellbeing and suicide prevention charity, selectability, is urging men across regional Queensland to take responsibility for their lifestyle habits so that they can enjoy longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

To support this, selectability has developed a comprehensive website with free tips, guides and challenges to support men to make positive choices to ensure their social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Well Man coordinator and content designer, Grant Westthorp said International Men’s Day was the perfect opportunity to launch and get the word out to as many men as possible in regional Queensland about the small wellbeing changes that they can adopt to create major life gains.

“Men generally have poorer health outcomes and live shorter lives than women. The resources, information, strategies, positive tips and life skills on the website are all about empowering men to take responsibility and accountability for their decisions and life choices,” said Grant.


“The theme of this year’s International Men’s Day is ‘Celebrate Mateship’ – which is very fitting given that social wellbeing makes up a third of our health. Connecting to other blokes and the community is vital. Loneliness and isolation have traditionally been an issue for many men, covid has multiplied the issue. Getting out into the community and volunteering or joining a group is a great way to overcome it, leaving a legacy is a tonic for the soul," said Grant.

Having worked on the Well Man concept for over 14 years, Grant said he was thrilled to see the updated website come to life. Log on to the website and download your own copy of the new "Men's Life Promotion Survival Handbook", evidence based and lived experience verified, this Handbook has already assisted thousands of men to be the best version of themselves.

Do you have an adolescent boy in the family?

Grant has mentored adolescents over the last decade and has created the "26 Steps to Manhood" which is a "Rite of Passage" assisting boys to becoming good men.


“It has been a work in progress for a very long time, and I am so excited to see the refreshed Well Man website launched to the public, said Grant.


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Acknowledgement (First Nations and Lived Experience)

selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. 

We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.

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