Championing men’s mental wellbeing in Geelong, Right Mate is hosting a race day for Men’s Health Week

Championing men’s mental wellbeing in Geelong, Right Mate is hosting a race day for Men’s Health Week

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The Geelong Racing Club has teamed up with Right Mate to raise money for mental health this June.

Founded by a desire to change the narrative and stigma surrounding men’s mental health, Right Mate was launched by Geelong locals Chris Lytas and Luke Outerbridge, two individuals passionate about not only encouraging the conversation about men’s mental health, but also understanding the actual issue and providing avenues for positive solutions.

The result is an online hub with links to community-based men’s groups, links to professional services and resources for people to be able to access, that cover a range of topics. There is even a selection of deliverable programs tailored to sporting clubs, Dad’s groups, Schools and the female audience, which they see as key to breaking down the stigma of Mens’ mental health.

With an ultimate aim to build a community of men who look out for each other and are comfortable in their skin and ultimately have the skills to encourage others to do the same, Right Mate is continuing to boost men’s mental well-being with their inaugural race day.

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here.

Teaming up with the beloved Geelong Racing Club, Right Mate are hosting ‘A Right Mate Race Day’ as a part of Men’s Health Week. Celebrated around the world, Men’s Health Week (June 13th – 19th 2022) seeks to put an emphasis on not just the mental health of men, but their general health as a whole, this year focusing on creating physically, mentally and emotionally healthy environments in the home, workplace and in social settings.

Taking over the racing club in Breakwater on Friday, June 17, the event is all about bringing the community together for a fun day out while also raising funds for the local men’s mental health initiative to allow them to continue their work within the broader Geelong Community and focus on more social connection for men.⁠

The luncheon will runs from 12pm until 5pm, with tickets including entry, a two course buffet lunch and racebook while the drinks will be at bar prices. MC Tom King from K rock Football will guide guests through the day, with guest appearances from health and racing experts. Fundraising auctions are also slated to happen on the day too.

The best part is, while raising funds for men’s mental health, absolutely everyone is welcome to get involved.


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Whether it’s community events, support groups, tips to benefit your wellbeing or a safe place to chat, Right Mate is here to make sure you’re right mate.

You can find out more and purchase tickets here. Alternatively you can call the Geelong Racing Club on 5229 4414. Spots are strictly limited.