Following the success of its first Spanner in the Works men's health activities in 2017, the Bermagui Men's Shed is coordinating a second program during Men's Health Week this year.
It will take place in cooperation with the clinical staff of Bermagui Medical Centre and other allied health services including an audiologist and pharmacist who will be there to provide services and advice.
The event will take place at the Bermagui Country Club, Bermagui on Tuesday, June 11 from 10am to 4.30pm where men of all ages are welcome to drop in.
No appointment is necessary to meet confidentially with these clinical professionals and there will be no charge.
In 2017, when the men's shed ran its first program some men who came were identified with serious conditions and advised to seek a follow up with their GP, which they did with positive outcomes.
Spanner in the Works plays upon the idea that men often pay more attention to the health and wellbeing of their vehicles than their own health and wellbeing.
Many men remain reluctant to talk about their health and too often delay or avoid going to see a GP to get any potential problems checked out - an attitude that heavily contributes to the fact that men reportedly die on average five years earlier than women.
Taking place under the auspices of participating men's sheds across Australia, the free health checks are designed to remind men that, like their cars, they too need a regular service.
Men's Health Week runs from June 10-16.