People, Sustainability

International Men’s Health Week 2021

Ward Security are celebrating International Men’s Health week this week, from the 14th – 20th June 2021, which honours the importance of the health and wellbeing of Men. Ward launched a number of new Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiatives during last year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and we are continuing with Men’s Health Week to support and raise awareness, by utilising our People Core Pillar of ‘Wellbeing at Ward Security’.

Men’s Health Week raises awareness of health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become more aware of health problems they may have or could develop and gain the courage to do something about it. Everybody’s mental health has been challenged by the lockdowns and insecurities of the last year and it’s not over. Even before the pandemic, men’s mental health was a cause for concern. This is a time to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop and gain the courage to do something about it.

The CAN DO Challenge is a great way to boost your mental wellbeing and if you are so inclined, to help your favourite charity.  There are five days of the week and five ways to wellbeing. The five ways to wellbeing are five things we can all do that are scientifically-proven to help us feel better.

Every day, a different way

  • Connect – connect with other people (eg. call an old friend you haven’t since before lockdown) #connectmonday
  • (Be) Active – move your body (eg. go for a run/walk/swim/dance/etc) #activetuesday
  • Notice – take notice of the environment around you (eg. turn off your phone for an hour) #noticewednesday
  • Discover – learn something new (eg. read a book you haven’t read before) #discoverthursday
  • Offer (or give) – do something for someone else (eg. volunteer for a local community group) #offerfriday

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