Men's health in the spotlight this week

Logo-HiRes The spotlight will be shining on Aussie blokes this week.

Men's Health Week is celebrated from June 9 to 15 and is focussed on celebrating the achievements of men and boys and in turn, allows opportunities to think about their health and wellbeing.

In celebrating what it calls, achieveMENts, the Men's Health Week website is encouraging more local events that focus a spotlight on health.

The site outlines that the idea of celebration is about "valuing boys and men and their everyday successes. Improving men’s health requires an approach that engages boys and blokes.

"To improve the mental, physical and social health of boys and men in Australia means working locally alongside them, and understanding how their health is shaped by the various aspects of their lives.

"And we probably all agree that celebrating many small successes in our lives is a great way to achieve better health and wellbeing – it empowers us to take those small or large steps to make today a better day."

The concept of Men’s Health Week gives local communities, local families and local people an opportunity to run events that interest boys and blokes and it allows everyone to think about what issues impact on their health.

If you are hosting a Men's Health Week event, please add it to their website and also let us know at Everything Geraldton so we can help get the word out there.