Reece Cares about Men’s Health Week

With the help of two of its new Corporate Social Responsibility partners, Reece is getting behind Men’s Health Week and encouraging its people and customers to take steps to improve their physical and mental health. In fact, the organisation is extending the occasion out to a fortnight to allow a week each to focus on heart health and mental wellbeing respectively.

People Experience Leader Sally Young says physical and mental wellbeing is important to be your best in life, inside and outside work.

“We can all make small changes to ensure we’re around for a lot longer,” she said.  

Through its partnership with Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Reece is encouraging its people to think about small changes they can make to improve their health, whether that’s making healthier meal swaps, taking time to go for a walk or putting down the tools and spending time with loved ones. These are all things that lead to better health.

Katherine Shiels, General Manager Marketing and Fundraising at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute says that heart disease is our country’s biggest killer which is why it’s so important to find new ways to prevent and protect our heart plumbing.

“In Australia, four men die every hour from preventable conditions and what’s more we know that tradies take better care of their tools than their tickers,” she said.

“Through our partnership with Reece we hope to help tradies, men and all Australians live happier and healthier for longer.”

Next week, SANE Australia and Reece will turn the conversation towards mental wellbeing – with the two important pillars of health working hand in hand.

Jack Heath, CEO at SANE Australia says that mental health is illness just as much as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

“Nearly 50 per cent of us will experience mental illness during our lives and men, people living in regional and rural areas and indigenous Australians are particularly vulnerable,” he said.

“We are working with Reece to reach more of those people and to help support and destigmatise those affected by complex mental health issues.”

In May, Reece launched its new approach to supporting the community, Reece Cares, by focusing on the causes that have the greatest impact on its people and customers.

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