Men’s Health Week is being celebrated from Monday 13th until Sunday 19th June . The theme for 2016 is “Men United-for health and well being.”
It is celebrated in most European countries, as well as in USA, Austrailia, New Zealand, Canada and a number of other countries worldwide. The overall aims of the 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 difficulities in males.
During Men’s Health Week (MHW) 2016, Michael O’Neill (The North of Ireland Team Manager) and Martin O’Neill South of Ireland Team Manager) will be the most recognised men in Ireland. The two managers have agreed to be the ‘poster boys’ for MHW this year, and to be associated with the call for everyone to unite to improve the health and well being of local men and boys.
Martin and Michael are the ‘face’ of Men’s Health Week 2016 in Ireland, and will star in a nationwide poster and postcard campaign. They will also appear on the cover of the free, 32 page, ‘Challenges and Choices’ Man Manual which will be given to men across Ireland.
However, it’s not only Michael and Martin who’ll be asking the question ‘are we winning?’ during the week. Everyone is encouraged to ask themselves / their organisations this question in relation to men’s health and wellbeing.
The Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) coordinates activities in Ireland and cooperates with other Men’s Fora across Europe and further afield to mark this week.