The Final Countdown to Men's Health Week 2024 Begins

International Men's Health Week (MHW), which begins on Monday 10th June and runs until Sunday 16th June 2024 (Father’s Day), is just around the corner.

At school, every pupil is told that you need to know your numbers if you are to get on in life.  This message is usually not welcomed at the time, but it’s a solid piece of advice.

During Men's Health Week 2024, everyone is being asked to ‘Know Your Numbers’.  Policy makers need to know statistics on the state of men’s health.  Men need to know the key health numbers that they should be working towards.  Everyone needs to know the numbers for support services at times when things go wrong.  Men’s health really does count!

The focus for MHW this year - ‘Know Your Numbers’ - lends itself to a wide range of ways to mark this occasion.  Everyone (health professionals, service providers, youth groups, sporting bodies, community organisations, employers, Churches, policy makers, family workers, pharmacists, the media, parents, individuals ...) is being asked to set themselves a simple, realistic and practical target to improve the health of men, and to go for it.

As always, the overarching aims of MHW are to:

-  Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males 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 males.

However, you don’t have to stick rigidly to this particular theme.  Anything which promotes the week and encourages men and boys to lead healthier lifestyles, to be more aware of preventable health problems, and to seek early detection and treatment for health difficulties will be very welcome.

To find out more about the week, visit: www.mhfi.org/mhw/mhw-2024.html