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June is Men's Health Month

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June is Men’s Health Month.

Men's Health Month is aimed at raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging the early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

The theme for NZ's Men's Health Month 2016 is #MenStartTalking - getting men and boys talking about their health concerns, and asking their mates how they are doing.

When our mates or employees seem down or in trouble, the easiest option may seem to be not to talk about it. We don't know what to say, or think we might say the wrong thing. But not talking kills hundreds of men each year.

Read more about Men's Health Month in this brochure.

For workplaces

Men's Health Month gives workplaces, healthcare providers, the media - everyone - the opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury, and to talk about what's happening to them.

Workplaces in certain regions of the country may be able to book a workplace talk (for a fee), but all workplaces can access posters, stickers, brochures, t-shirts and other resources from the website.

You can get your workplace involved in Men's Health Month by registering via their website.

Bowel Cancer Awareness

June is also Bowel Cancer Awareness month. See what you can do to encourage awareness among your team about our country's most common cancer.  

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