This year’s International Men’s Health Week (MHW) runs from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st June, Father’s Day. 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

Why is there a need to hold a Men’s Health Week? Sadly research shows that men experience a disproportionate burden of ill-health and die too young:

  • local men die almost four years younger than women do
  • men have higher death rates than females for almost all of the leading causes of death and at all ages
  • men’s poorer lifestyles are responsible for a high proportion of chronic diseases

Throughout Men’s Health Week everyone is asked to be part of the solution and to do something realistic and practical-no matter how small- to help restore some balance and stability in everyone’s lives.

Are you up for the challenge?…if so, for further information, go to