The Australian Men’s Health Forum announced its 2022 Men’s Health Awards last month, highlighting individuals and organisations who are committed to taking action in the men’s health sector. There were five national winners and nine People’s Choice Award winners.
Winning the Northern Territory’s People’s Choice Award was City of Darwin councillor, Jimmy Bouhoris, who was recognised for his leadership work with ‘The Man Walk Darwin.’
The Man Walk is a national initiative that provides an opportunity for men to get together to routinely walk, talk and support each other in a healthy way. The Man Walk Darwin occurs every Saturday morning.
Jimmy was praised for his efforts as a ‘Manbassador’ in making sure the walks continue in the city, recognising they are “a way for blokes to get moving and to have a yarn along the way about everyday issues”.
In a Facebook post, he expressed his gratitude for the award, saying: “It’s a privilege to be associated with so many great people looking to improve men’s health”.
The Men’s Health Awards date back to 2013 and are an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work being done in Australia from diverse sections of the community to improve the lives of men and boys.