This week is Men’s Health Week.
Men’s Health Week runs from Monday June 15 until Sunday June 21 this year and is designed to promote positive, strengths-based approaches to the health and wellbeing of men and boys in Australia. Men’s Health Week has a different theme every year, this year’s theme is MoMENts in Time, focusing on encouraging family members and communities around men, as well as men themselves to find opportunities to focusing on their health despite life’s challenges and barriers. Previous themes have included EnvironMENts (healthy men, healthy environments) and Celebrating Your AchieveMENts (celebrating small and large achievements of everyday men and boys in Australia).
There are several events being held across the country for Men’s Health Week–80 in NSW, 56 in Victoria, 36 in Queensland, 27 in South Australia, 22 in WA, 7 in the Northern Territory, 19 in Tasmania and 8 in the ACT—a total of 255 events. These events vary, including but not limited to: expos, info sessions, morning teas, workshops, fun-runs, free health screenings and Q&A’s. For workplaces that are interested in getting involved, the Australian Men’s Health Week official website suggests that they can either arrange visits from a health care service to provide free health checks to their male employees, commence health schemes such as water filters on tap or bicycle parking as a Men’s Health Week initiative or host a morning tea.
Men’s Health Week was established in the USA by the US Congress in 1994, Australia began running Men’s Health Week events in the early 2000s.
More information on Men’s Health Week, including information on events as well as fliers and posters, can be found here.
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