Men’s Health Week (MHW) will take place from Monday 11th until Sunday 17th June. This year’s theme “One small step for Man, one giant leap for Men’s Health” is aimed at starting a national conversation about improving the health of males by encouraging them to answer the question ‘what’s your small step going to be?’
Men’s Health Week aims to:
- Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages.
- Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities.
- Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males.
The Men’s Health Forum in Ireland lead out on a coalition of over 70 agencies who have planned the week to offer awareness raising and engagement opportunities for men across Ireland relating to their health and wellbeing. Organisations such as the Men’s Development Network and the Irish Men’s Sheds Association continue to contribute to the engagement of men across the country in their own wellbeing issues.
“Within the HSE, we are seeking your support for men’s health week for the men in your life and the men in your service. Last year Men’s Health Week had a record level of engagement from colleagues across the HSE. Please get involved this year and promote/encourage men and boys to lead healthier lifestyles, to be more aware of preventable health problems, and to seek early detection and treatment for health difficulties. ” said Fergal Fox, General Manager, Health Promotion & Improvement”
The schedule for the week:
Friday 8th June – Men’s Health Week is Coming! … Here’s what you need to know
Saturday 9th June – Men and Healthy Relationships
Sunday 10th June – We are what we eat
Monday 11th June – Top Tips for Men’s Mental Fitness
Tuesday 12th June – Keeping your Heart Healthy
Wednesday 13th June – Men and Cancer
Thursday 14th June – Trash the Ash … Men and Smoking
Friday 15th June – One Less Today … Men and Alcohol
Saturday 16th June – Sports Saturday … Men, Physical Activity and Sport
Sunday 17th June – The Importance of Fathers to Children’s Outcomes
If you would like to promote MHW in your local area or service there are a number of different pieces of promotional literature available. These include:
- Postcard for Men’s Health Week 2018
- Men’s Health Week 2018 Logo and Image Pack
- ‘Challenges and Choices’ Man Manual
For more details about these materials including how to order them visit: http://www.mhfi.org/mhw/mhw-2018.html
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