The Southern Area Men's Health Steering Group invites you to their annual seminar which will be held on the morning of Friday 23rd March 2018, in the Palace Demesne, Armagh City.Â This year's event is called 'The Main Man (and Woman)' and it will: encourage participants to see why menâ€™s health issues need to be addressed; offer a practical example of how men can be effectively engaged; explore what participants could realistically offer in their own settings to support men's health and wellbeing.Â This event will be of interest to anyone who has male workers, volunteers or participants within their setting, and who would like to help to improve the health of these people.Â To find out more and/or to book a place see: www.mhfi.org/SAMH2018.pdf
SORRY, BUT ALL THE PLACES AT THIS EVENT WERE BOOKED WITHIN A FEW DAYS OF IT BEING ANNOUNCED AND THERE IS NOW A LONG WAITING LIST.Â ABSTRACTS FOR PRESENTATIONS ARE, HOWEVER, STILL BEING ACCEPTED ...
You are invited to apply for a place at a Menâ€™s Health Symposium which is being organised as part of the â€˜Healthy Ireland - Menâ€™ Action Plan.Â This event, titled â€˜Men in the Middleâ€™, will explore menâ€™s health and wellbeing during middle-age, and will â€¦
1. Launch a report on findings from Year 1 of the â€˜Middle-Aged Men and Mental Health Projectâ€™ research.
2. Present key data on the health and wellbeing of middle-aged men in Ireland.
3. Highlight new / current research which focuses upon the target age group.
4. Showcase some practical examples of what is happening to support middle-aged men across Ireland.
5. Feature internationally recognised experts in the field of menâ€™s health.
The Symposium will take place on Thursday 15th March 2018, from 9.30am - 3.30pm, in Dr Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8.Â It is free to attend.Â However, all places must be booked in advance.
Find out more at: www.mhfi.org/Symposium2018Info.pdf and apply for a place using the registration form at: www.mhfi.org/Symposium2018.doc Â Please note that there is also a call for researchers to submit an abstract to present at this Symposium.Â More details can be found at: www.mhfi.org/Symposium2018Abstract.pdf
Believe it or not, itâ€™s that time again.Â Yes, itâ€™s time to get the most important date of the year into your new 2018 diary â€¦Â International Men's Health Week (MHW) always begins on the Monday before Father's Day and ends on Father's Day itself.Â This coming year, it will run from Monday 11th until Sunday 17th June 2018.
Even if this is not possible, why not put the dates of MHW 2018 into your new diary, and start thinking about how your group / workplace / church / community / sports club ...Â could do something to mark this week?
A campaign has been launched to address the pressing need for greater awareness about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its potential impact on millions of men and boys in the United Kingdom every year.Â 'Jabs for the Boys' aims to improve public education about HPV and the HPV vaccination.Â This follows new research which points to a startling lack of knowledge about the infection.Â The initiativeâ€™s website - www.jabsfortheboys.uk - looks to boost public knowledge of HPV, while offering advice and guidance to the parents of boys, boys themselves, and adult men about the pros and cons of HPV vaccination.
The Zero Suicide Alliance is a partnership of Health Service Trusts, businesses and individuals who are committed to suicide prevention in the United Kingdom and beyond.Â The Alliance has launched a new, free, twenty minute online suicide prevention training programme.Â The aims of this training are to: enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts / behaviour; help them to speak out in a supportive manner; empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.Â To find out more, or to take the training, visit: www.zerosuicidealliance.com
Over the past three decades, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased markedly in Ireland and worldwide.Â While the personal and social costs of this global phenomenon are incalculable, researchers and policy makers in a number of countries have estimated the economic costs of overweight and obesity.Â Safefood has commissioned a report on current and projected lifetime costs on the island of Ireland as part of its ongoing work to guide and inform responses to this public health crisis.Â The report can be accessed online at: www.safefood.eu/SafeFood/media/SafeFoodLibrary/Documents/Publications/Research%20Reports/Cost-of-childhood-obesity-Report.pdf