At the start of this year Ash Druery was in rehab and struggling to find an outlet to get things off his chest.
Instead of waiting for something to happen Druery created the Bowral leg of The Man Walk.
It's no secret that some men can struggle to express their emotions and the Man Walk provides an environment that is positive, supportive and inclusive, where there is no pressure and no barriers to entry.
This sporting activity has now given the opportunity for men to get together walk, talk and support one another.
"At the start of the year I put myself into rehab," Druery said.
"It was for alcohol and mental health issues. Once I got out of rehab, I attended the AA meetings and when I came out of them I felt that there was something missing in the Highlands for men.
"I was flicking through Facebook and the Man Walk came up off of someone else's feed. I got in contact with Mark Burns who runs the walk in Kiama. We've been operational for six weeks now, and it's working out better than I thought."
Starting off slow, the Bowral Man Walk has grown quickly in its short history. Men of the Highlands are now flocking to be a part of something positive that can help them with their lives.
"We're doing two walks a week at the moment," Druery said.
"The first walk I did by myself, no one showed up. But the second one four people showed up. I told them why I had started it and before we knew it we were back at our cars.
"The last walk we all peeled off into groups and chatted about a range of topics. Sometimes it's not even about chatting about issues it's about having a good time. We were howling from laughter last time out.
"Starting the day with a laugh clears your head and it's a nice start to the day."
"We start at the Bowral Pool then walk along the bike track and make our way to the hospital then back."
Druery understands that men leaving the stages of early adulthood can find it difficult to find an activity that has a positive outcome. He's hoping that this will change things and that there should be no premeditated fear in coming along.
"It's about giving guys something to be a part of," Druery said.
Starting the day with a laugh clears your head and it's a nice start to the day.Ash Druery
"If you don't belong to a sports team anymore or aren't at the pub every weekend, there's now another avenue. It's not a matter of signing up, just show up and have a walk.
"I wanted to start in Winter so when the weather gets better it'll be pumping. Don't be apprehensive, it's a bunch of guys going for a walk. It will be a great time and you'll feel much better afterwards."
Walks are held every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 5:45am. The Bowral Man Walk group has 65+ members within the group.