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Well Man Grant Westthorp retires after decades of promoting men’s wellbeing

29 June 2023

An author, a motivator, and an advocate for men’s health– Well Man Coordinator Grant Westthorp put down the pen after more than 15 years of significant contribution to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of men in Australia and specifically regional Queensland.

Grant has overseen the steady growth of the Well Man brand, shown through the newly revamped website, and a trilogy of delicately articulated musings:

His passion and drive to create meaningful resources were developed in response to the real-life questions men raised during 1250 workshops, 8000 wellness checks, 350 positive mentoring sessions and personally assisting 2798 men who presented to the office in distress.

Now, he too has reached retirement and beyond, leaving the Well Man legacy to the next generation: Program Manager for Suicide Prevention Queensland and Well Man Ambassador, Bryn Hicks.

“Grant’s story and life as a professional motivator has inspired many men across regional Queensland, his retirement has left some shoes to fill,” Bryn said.

“Thankfully, he has left a wealth of information for men of all ages that can help them get their lives on track.

“These small behaviour and wellbeing changes really do create major life gains.

“I want to personally thank Grant for his service to regional Queenslanders, and I hope he enjoys his well-deserved retirement.”

Grant had a successful career as a golf professional for 33 years, travelling the world and was totally committed to his profession.

Then it all came tumbling down after a recreational accident. In one moment, he lost his livelihood, and his physical capabilities, leaving his mental and social worlds in a tailspin.

Through his lived and living experience, Grant created Well Man, in which he used his own personal journey to deliver strategies and practical tips to help others.

“I have been really lucky these past few years to work for selectability, who have given me the chance to write these publications,” said Grant.

“I am truly thankful for the support with Well Man, and look forward to seeing what the future holds for the next generation.

“I guess I will have to follow my own script for my own retirement and beyond!”

selectability would like to thank Grant for his contribution to the wellbeing of regional Queenslanders and wishes him all the best for his retirement!


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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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