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Celebrating Men’s Health Week in the west - June 12th to 18th

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Celebrating Men’s Health Week in the west – June 12th to 18th

By 16th June 2023June 21st, 2023No Comments

HSE Community Healthcare West and a host of local organisations have scheduled many  events and activities throughout the west of Ireland to celebrate International Men’s Health Week 2023, commencing on Monday, June 12th and running until Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th 2023.

The key aims of Men’s Health Week are:

  • Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for men of all ages
  • Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices and activities
  • Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in men.

Full information on week is available at

Men of all ages are encouraged to ask themselves the simple question, what does my picture of health look like? Most of us have unrealistic expectations of being a healthier version of ourselves, we often think it is too much of an ordeal to begin to look after our own health. Now is the time to avail of practical ways to become healthier, setting yourself simple and achievable goals. Practical tips and information will be available at all of the events that are happening across Mayo. A Calendar of free events is listed below and we are inviting all men to come along.

Full details of all local events across the west are listed in the visuals below:

It has been said that men in the past have been slow to report any health concerns they may have. Laurence Gaughan, Project Manager HSE Health & Wellbeing states that, “It is so important for us to recognise the signs and symptoms when things are not going well, either physically or mentally and then to take the courage to talk to your GP, a family member or friend, to connect with others and seek advice. This will help to lighten the load and give you back control”.

For any further information, please telephone the Health and Wellbeing Office in HSE Community Healthcare West.  Telephone Laurence Gaughan on 094 90-42509 or John Haugh 091-775744.

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