Men’s Health Week June 13th – 19th 2022
Men’s Health Week June 13th – 19th
International Men’s Health Week (MHW) always begins on the Monday before Father’s Day and ends on Father’s Day itself.
Each year, there is also a specific theme. During 2022, the theme for Ireland is ‘MISSION: isPOSSIBLE’ and the call to men (and those who support the health of men) is: ‘The Action Starts with You’.
‘Big boys don’t cry (or should they?)’ explores some of the issues which impact men’s mental health and how societal messages relating to men can impact negatively on them.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Shane O’Donnell, HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Officer (CHO7) who was my guest on this topic. Shane also works as a researcher in the National Centre of Men’s Health in I.T. Carlow. Sincere thanks also to Kildare Leader Partnership for supporting this work.
To listen, please click on the following link: https://www.countykildarelp.ie/kildare-talks-podcasts/ (or search for Kildare Talks on Spotify or Podbean)
Meath Talks – Men & Bereavement
In this podcast we explore the impact bereavement has on men and how societal messages on masculinity can sometimes hinder a man’s journey through the natural cycles of grief and loss. We also discuss some of the things men can do to help them express their emotions in a healthy and safe way as they adapt to living with a loss. With special guests, Angela Farrelly, SICAP Projects Officer with Meath Partnership and Finian Murray, Senior Health Promotion Officer with the HSE specialising in Men’s Health.
Kildare Talks – Men’s Health: Asking for Help
In this podcast we discuss a diverse range of issues which affect men and their health. We learn about some of the main cancers which typically affect some men as well as how men typically respond to health concerns, both physical and mental. With special guests, Deirdre Bigley, Co-ordinator of the HEADSUP Kildare and Dr. Una Kennedy, GP Advisor to the National Cancer Control Programme.
Longford Talks – Men’s Health
In this podcast we explore how men view their role within society and how this can influence their health and behaviour. With special guests, Mary Nevin, Longford Primary Health Care Project for Travellers and Tony Owens, former project co-ordinator with Longford Primary Healthcare Project for Travellers and new Sláintecare Health Communities Social Prescribing Link Worker in Longford.
Westmeath Talks – Raising Boys
In this podcast we explore the important role of raising boys. Whether a parent, teacher or sports coach, we discuss the ways in which we can help prepare young boys for adulthood, ensuring they are taught the important lessons they will need for a fulfilling life. With special guests Edweena Farrell, Youth Information Coordinator with Youth Work Ireland Midlands and Malachy Flanagan, Principal of Coláiste Mhuire Secondary School, Mullingar.
Laois Connects – The Retiring Man
In this podcast we explore the inevitable journey towards and into retirement for men. We discuss the fears and hope many men have regarding their retirement and explore steps men can take to plan their retirement stage, ensuring they retire fulfilled and well. With special guests Liam Ramsbottom, SICAP Team leader with Laois Partnership and Tom Finery, Chairperson of Offaly Local Development Company.
Offaly Talks – Men & Money
Offaly Talks about Men and Money. With special guests, Caroline Brickland, Coordinator of MenPower; a support programme for men experiencing personal difficulties run by Offaly Local Development and Mary Errity, Coordinator of Money Advice & Budgeting Service in Offaly (MABS), we discuss how money troubles can affect men, what steps men can take to adapt and adjust to personal financial struggles and how support services can help.
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