Basix 4 Blokes is a charity created to encourage and empower men to take ownership of their own health.

Basix 4 Blokes Charity raises funds to

Create awareness of the need for men to take ownership of their health for the sake of themselves and those who need them (spouses, partners, kids, parents, family, employers, employees, sporting team mates, and the wider community generally)
Empower men to create safe environments for other men to have meaningful conversations about their health
Provide resources, of a general nature, to assist men in making improvements in their own health

Basix 4 Blokes is very deliberate and intentional in avoiding a definition or delineation regarding health. Our view is that the definition of health that matters most to YOU, is YOURS. We use the term health as relating to an individual’s overall wellbeing.

We also believe that the REASON for a man to seek better health is essential for him to discover, but HIS reason needs to decided by HIM. Helping this personal discovery is an aspect of our PURPOSE for being.

Basix 4 Blokes is developing a TV Cooking Show to be the primary platform on which we will promote our messaging and work. This site has a dedicated section providing more detailed information on this show – “WHAT’S on your PLATE”

The Reasons

In general, men tend to address their health reactively rather than proactively – often resulting in premature death or conditions being more advanced when discovered.

The Elements

Basix 4 Blokes has 2 Core elements being the charity to raise funds and the television program titled “Basix 4 Blokes TV” which will air on Free to Air television in 2021.

Encouraging and empowering men
to talk more about their health

About the founder

My name is Richard Paterson, and I am an ordinary bloke who has been on somewhat of an extraordinary journey, but I want to make my journey count. So I am using my experiences to serve as the foundation of learning how to help other blokes cope a bit better with their life – especially if/when they encounter health challenges.

My mission now is to raise the volume on the need for us blokes to talk about our health and help each other toward better health. I want to add years to men’s lives, but also life to men’s years. I am full of passion and I will get this done, whatever it takes. Already my passion has drawn some amazing resources to enable this significant work to save and improve the lives of Aussie Blokes – dramatically!

basix 4 blokes TV

The program is a hybrid of a few show “styles” with the intent of attracting a male audience that can then be exposed to the issues and solutions that the charity is addressing. The cooking element is aimed at teaching men how to cook a specific type of food rather than a particular recipe. For example, a roast, a stir fry, a healthy vegetarian meal, curry, a whole food meal.

Each episode will involve a male with a public profile, who has experienced and conquered a health crisis. The guest will choose a type of food he would like to become competent in cooking. We will then source a chef from a restaurant that is highly regarded for cooking the type of food the guest has nominated.


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