We provide a full range of medical services for men of all ages, such as cardiovascular reviews, prostate and testicular cancer screening, sexual issues including erectile dysfunction and mental health advice. Regular checkups are the best way to stay on top of your health and wellbeing, helping to catch any early signs of disease.
On average, men go to their GP half as often as women. It's important to be aware of changes to your health, and to see your GP immediately if you notice something that's not right.
Male Health Resources
The ‘Spanner in the Works?’ website, from the Irish Men's Sheds Association, provides some key health information for men. Each health subject has one or more direct links to a relevant Irish key health organisation website and the website has been developed through collaborative partnerships with 40 key health organisations. It also advises what men should look out for based on their age here.
Click here for many useful resources on men's health.
The Irish Men’s Sheds Association is an island-wide programme that aims to combat isolation and improve the wellbeing of Ireland’s men. Based on the original Australian idea, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association encourages communities to develop their own safe haven, where men of all ages and walks of life can come to an informal meeting where skills are developed, shared and learned, and social connections are created.
The workshops can cover anything from woodwork, metalwork, crafts, gardening, art, or even choir groups. Men can visit their local ‘shed’ once or twice a week even for a cup of tea, their site explains. In a world where men’s mental health has been overlooked, the need for a place where men can express their thoughts with people who understand is badly needed.
‘Men don’t talk face to face; they talk shoulder to shoulder' - find a Men's Shed near you.
Useful Links & Resources
Prostate Assessment - information to help men decide to proceed or decline prostate assessment
How to do a Testicular Self Exam - Learn how to do a testicular self-exam. Monthly self exams may be your best tool in detecting testicular cancer
Healthier Living - advice on how to improve your health, manage your weight, quit smoking or reduce your alcohol intake.
Sexualwellbeing.ie - contraceptive choices, sexually transmitted infections, free home STI kits, unplanned pregnancy information
HSE Your Sexual Health - resources and information
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