Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith presented the founders of the Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk (PMWT) with NSW Premiers Awards.
The Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk was founded in 2019 by a group of local men to assist with men’s mental health.
Stuart Ayres said I am honoured to present these men with Premiers Awards for their commitment and service to the PMWT.
Award recipients include:
- Mr Kevin Canning
- Mr Jamie Large
- Mr Alan Harding
- Mr Paul Wallace
- Mr Andrew Paech
- Mr William (Billy) Beggs
“The Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk has been extremely well received across Penrith and it has made a real difference to the wellbeing of so many men in our community.”
The PMWT is held every Thursday evening, inclement weather is not even a deterrent. Men are welcomed with a free coffee which is sponsored by a different business each week or month, they are provided with a mental health chat and then they join to walk the 7kms around the Nepean River.
From its inception, the walk quickly grew from a handful of walkers to hundreds. It was also the catalyst for other Men’s Walk and Talks to be launched in other areas and also the Penrith Women’s Walk and Talk.