Men’s Health week (MHW) is an annual event to encourage men to take a more proactive role in managing their health, and to promote awareness about different health topics for men.
The week features daily health related topics from physical health to mental health, full details can be found here.
Did you Know?
- Males have higher death rates than women for all of the leading causes of death
- Poor lifestyles are responsible for a high proportion of chronic diseases
- Late presentation to health services leads to a large number of problems becoming untreatable
(Source: Healthy Ireland Men 2017-2021)
The message this year is ‘Men’s Health Matters’ and we are encouraging you to ‘make the time’ and ‘take the time’ to do something practical to make a positive difference to the health of the men and boys in your life.
Helen Deely, Acting Assistant National Director of HSE Health & Wellbeing believes:
“The topics highlighted throughout men’s health week will resonate with the staff of the HSE on both a personal level and a professional level, so I would encourage all health service staff to promote these messages for the men in your lives and the men in your service.”
Join the conversation on social media
The key themes for the week are listed below. HSE Digital will be sharing different messages to support these themes on Twitter and Facebook in the run up and during Men’s Health week.
Please join the conversation and share #menshealthmatters #menshealthweek
- Friday 7 June: Men’s Health Week – it’s a matter of fact
- Saturday 8 June: Connections do matter
- Sunday 9 June: What we eat matters
- Monday 10 June: Mental fitness really matters
- Tuesday 11 June: The heart of the matter
- Wednesday 12 June: Cancer awareness matters
- Thursday 13 June: Quitting smoking matters
- Friday 14 June: Drinking less matters
- Saturday 15 June: Sports Saturday… being active matters
- Sunday 16 June: Family matters
Men’s Health week is co-ordinated by the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (funded by HSE, Health and Wellbeing). This work is part of the on-going delivery by the HSE of health and wellbeing targeting men’s health through the Action Plan for Men’s Health: Healthy Ireland- Men (2017-2021)
HSE, Health and Wellbeing promotes the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours across the Irish population and is a leading voice in the area of chronic disease prevention. The area also funds a range of organisations like the Men’s Health Forum to assist in reaching out to many different target groups as part of our implementation of Healthy Ireland.