International Men’s Health Week (MHW) 2019, supported by the HSE, takes place next week (from Monday 10th - Sunday 16th June 2019), the theme of which this year is ‘Men’s Health Matters’.
Men’s Health Week gives everyone an opportunity to encourage men and boys to take better care of their health and to seek help or treatment at an early stage.
The HSE is delighted to partner with The Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) in asking people to 'Make the Time. Take the Time’ regarding the health of men on the island of Ireland. Men’s Health Week is part of the ongoing work in improving men’s health and wellbeing through the Action Plan for Men’s Health: Healthy Ireland - Men (2017-2021).
The overall aims of MHW are 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.
During Men’s Health Week, the HSE Health & Wellbeing Division will launch the ‘Men on the Move’ Evaluation Report. This report was commissioned by the HSE to investigate how Local Sports Partnerships together with the HSE and partners could use physical activity as a hook for engaging with men about their health and wellbeing. The research was carried out by Dr Paula Carroll of Waterford Institute of Technology and will be launched by Minister of State for Health Promotion & Improvement and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne, TD.
For further information about any Men’s Health Week activities taking place nationwide, see www.mhfi.org and follow @HSELive #MensHealthWeek #MensHealthMatters hashtags on Twitter, and keep an eye on the HSE’s Facebook page - HSE Ireland.
Last updated on: 07 / 06 / 2019