HSE Health Promotion and Improvement has funded the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) to coordinate International Men’s Health Week (MHW) 2020 in Ireland. This runs from Monday, 15th of June until Sunday, 21st of June (Father’s Day).
This year the theme is: ‘Restoring the Balance, Be part of the solution’. All aspects of life in Ireland continue to be shaped by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It has had a major impact on men’s health.
This annual week aims to raise awareness of preventable health problems; encourage the early detection and treatment of health conditions in men; and support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices/activities.
In the West, the HSE is collaborating with Croí and many other voluntary organisations to provide information and to assist men throughout the region to be more aware of their health. Themes that will be promoted during the week include mental health, heart health, cancer prevention, physical activity, and rethinking what you drink.
Roscommon county footballer, Enda Smith is supporting this important week and said: “I am delighted to support National Men’s Health Week. Every year so many men suffer silently with health issues, both physical and mental. It’s important to know that there is plenty of help out there for anyone that needs it”.
Pictured are Anne Marie Murphy, HSE Health Promotion and Improvement, with Enda Smith (Roscommon county footballer), who is supporting Men’s Health Week in 2020 in Roscommon.