Peak 1 Boxing Club to host men’s health and suicide prevention event in Butler

Mick Hale (Peak 1 Boxing Club) and Chris Demetri (Shape Up @Barbertown). Photo: Martin Kennealey
Mick Hale (Peak 1 Boxing Club) and Chris Demetri (Shape Up @Barbertown). Photo: Martin Kennealey

BOXING coaches and barbers will take on the battle to highlight men’s health and prevent suicide at a free event in Butler next month.

Peak 1 Boxing Club will host a ‘Men’s Health and Suicide Prevention Day’ on Sunday, March 10 run by charity Sirens of Silence and former AFL player Jake Edwards and his charity, Outside the Locker Room.

Sirens of Silence provides support for serving and ex-emergency services personnel struggling with PTSD, mental illness, addiction and suicide survival as well as their families.

Mr Edwards founded his charity to provide support and education of suicide prevention and mental wellbeing for men.

He and Peak 1’s head coach Mick Hale will provide a free battle bags boxing session from 9am, before Mr Edwards gives a presentation on his struggles with mental health and recovery, as well as suicide prevention.

Shape Up Barber Town in Butler will be giving free cuts and shaves at the event and vintage coffee van Kombi-brew will provide espressos at the gym on Amesbury Loop, Butler.

Institute of Fitness graduate trainees will give free post-training massages and Elite Supplements Butler will provide free post-workout refreshments.

Donations made on the day will go to the two charities.

Call 9563 1735 for more information.