The Men’s Resource Centre (Inc) is a not-for-profit, community organisation focused on raising awareness of men’s physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
The MRC was formed in Albany in 2003 by Len Wilkinson and Geoff Bales and will service anywhere in Western Australia that needs our help.
The MRC Albany CBD office offers a safe, secure, easy accessible venue for men and the community to visit to seek help. Clients are afforded the opportunity to tell their story and health concerns to a compassionate and supportive staff member. The staff member evaluates the health issue and refers the client to the appropriate agency and best possible care. Food vouchers, free swags and toilet bags are issued to homeless men to ease their current status.
As an organisation we have five key objectives:
Proactively promoting and facilitating the prevention of disease, both physical and mental in males by delivering services aimed at self-responsibility.
Raising the awareness of male’s health and wellbeing issues in a holistic sense, covering physical, mental emotional, social and spiritual components.
To provide effective advocacy for males on a local, regional and national level.
Facilitating the delivery of services aimed at motivating and assisting males in their roles as fathers, to achieve family stability.
Participating in research initiatives and alliances with health professionals for a better health outcome for males.
GRANT WESTTHORP - Chief Executive Officer
In May 2008 Grant was involved in a near fatal mountain bike accident. Grant decided to give back to the community and joined the MRC in 2008. Grant is passionate about getting men to accept the preventative health message and to at least live as long as their partners. Grant is dedicated to securing the best physical, mental and social health and wellbeing outcomes for males.
Grant has been on the board of the Australian Men's Health Forum since 2014 and is currently the Treasurer.
Our Executive Committee
Executive Committee members consists of a committed group of volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds.
We are health professionals, professionals from government agencies, business leaders, and industry and community members.
The MRC is always looking for talented individuals that have the capacity to volunteer their time and resources to our cause.