Trust promotes Mens Health Week events

09/06/2011

Trust promotes Mens Health Week events

The Trust will be running and supporting a number of staff and public events to mark National Men’s Health Week between the 13 and 17 June.

 

The Health Improvement Department will be hosting a number of events for male staff across the Trust. Men are invited to come along to any of the events to obtain information and advice on cancer prevention and to learn the benefits of leading a fit and healthy lifestyle. 

 

Sonia Montgomery, Team Lead from the Health Improvement Department said, “On average men are living longer but they are not necessarily healthier and local men die on average about 5 years younger than women.  Their mental, emotional and physical health may be impacted on by their lifestyle choices and simple changes and awareness of the key health messages can make all the difference to their long term health and well-being”.

 

The Trust has arranged several public health awareness sessions based in Londonderry during the week.   On Monday 13 June, Health Improvement staff will visit the Guildhall to speak to construction workers from M & J Martin about healthy eating, keeping fit and general health and wellbeing. Whilst on Monday afternoon there will be a men’s cancer session held at Lisahally Docks.

 

On Wednesday 15 June the Western Trust, in association with the Mens Action Network (MAN), are hosting an awareness session for men about sexual health, titled “everything you wanted to know about sexual health, but were afraid to ask’.  Men are invited to come along to the event at the MAN Office on 40 Carlisle Road, Londonderry, and will have the opportunity to speak confidentially with a sexual health practitioner.