Celebrating Men’s Health Week!

Celebrating Men’s Health Week! As we mark Men’s Health Week, it’s critical to prioritise the physical and mental well-being of men. Employers can play an essential role in creating a healthy work environment and utilising employee benefits to provide support in achieving this goal.

Here’s how employers can leverage employee benefits to help promote men’s health during this important week, and beyond:

Mental Health Resources: Two in five men experience low mood regularly, and 40% hesitate to discuss their mental health. Employers can offer access to employee assistance programs (EAPs), counselling services, and mental health awareness workshops to support men in addressing their mental health concerns.

Health Screenings and Check-Ups: Among full-time employees, only 37% of men had seen their GP in the past 3 months compared to 53% of women. Encourage men in the workplace to put their physical health first by offering programs for health screenings, physical exams, and access to preventative care.

Health and Wellness Programs: Create team fitness classes, nutrition workshops, and wellness challenges to encourage healthy lifestyle habits. Fostering an environment of physical fitness can help men prioritise their health.

Let’s come together to ensure that men feel supported in prioritising their physical and mental health, not just during Men’s Health Week but every week of the year. By providing access to appropriate resources and support, employers can contribute to creating a healthy and productive work environment.

A shout-out to all the men out there – let’s continue to prioritise our health and raise awareness to promote a healthy lifestyle. Here’s to promoting a healthier future for all!