Letterkenny event to celebrate Men’s Health Week

IT is Mission Possible for Men’s Health Week, which will be celebrated with a free event in Letterkenny tomorrow (Wednesday).
Letterkenny CDP will host a fun and informative day for men of all ages in the Courtyard Shopping Centre from 12pm to 4pm.
Twenty five stalls will line out offering information on all types of men’s health, be it physical, social, mental or well-being. A dietician, a diabetes nurse and holistic therapy will also be available for checks and a chat on the day. It is being run in conjunction with Men’s Health Week and international men’s health. The health checks are also open to women.
Representatives from various local agencies and charities including Different Strokes for Different Folks, Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU), Donegal Domestic Violence, Pieta House, DLDC, Aura leisure Centre, Wellness Cafe and Irish Heart Foundation to name but a few, who will give information on the services they provide.
People are invited to peruse the stalls from 12pm to 3pm. From 3pm to 4pm there will be a number of guest speakers. Bill Vaughan will speak about the role of Mental Health Ireland and the importance of wellness cafés, followed by tea and refreshments. There will also be an alcohol free stall.
Speaking to the Donegal News ahead of the event, James Devenny, Letterkenny CDP, said there will be something for everyone of all ages.
“There was a big focus on men’s mental health during the event and the importance of local projects such as Men’s Sheds and the role they play. Now that we can get out and about and mix again we wanted to bring the event to the public in celebration of Men’s Health Week. The free event will look at all encompassing health for men including physical, mental, social, well-being. It’s for all ages too, Donegal Youth Service is one of the agencies that will be there on the day.”
The event is being organised by Letterkenny CDP and is being funded by DLDC, Donegal County Council and the SIACP.

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