Clontarf Academy holds health checks

Staying healthy: Clontarf member Eli Offer at the mental health station. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Staying healthy: Clontarf member Eli Offer at the mental health station. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

Clontarf Foundation South East Academy held its annual health checks on September 6.

The group of Esperance Senior High School students learnt about a variety of health issues including mental health, diet, exercise and the impacts of smoking, drugs and alcohol.

Representatives from Escare and the WA Country Health Service attended the school to speak about health issues with the students.

Dr Wim Speelman also gave each student a health check-up.

Clontarf operations officer Reece Griffiths operations officer said diet-related conditions such as diabetes were common among the Indigenous population and the checks would help the boys understand the right and wrong things to eat.

Mr Griffiths said thanked the organisations who had volunteered for the health checks.

"It's awesome how they all jump on board and they don't hesitate to help," he said,

"The community gets around us to make sure these boys stay healthy."