Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, and Minister for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD, today (Monday) welcomed the start of Men’s Health Week 2019.
Co-ordinated by the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, and running from Monday 10th June to Sunday 16th June (Father’s Day), the week aims to raise awareness of preventable health problems, support men and boys to live healthier lives, and encourage them to seek help or treatment early.
Minister Harris said:
Minister Byrne said:
Notes to the Editor:
Men’s Health Week is celebrated across Europe, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and many other countries.
In Ireland, Men’s Health Week is co-ordinated by the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland with support from over 80 partner organisations. Financial support comes from the Health Service Executive and the Public Health Agency.
The Men’s Health Forum in Ireland ( www.mhfi.org ) is a charity which works on an all-island basis to improve the health of men and boys. It is a voluntary network of individuals and organisations, men and women, which seeks to identify the key concerns relating to male health and to increase understanding of these issues.