A Men’s Health Week event took place at Elmwood College recently. The focus of the event was to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men.
An information stand in the foyer provided a range of resources and leaflets about health issues with male staff available to talk to students. Daily health quizzes took place with Tesco vouchers up for grabs.
Students and staff were encouraged to have a range of health checks, at Rowlands Pharmacy and to participate in fitness sessions and gym inductions.
Jo McCulloch, Guidance and Support Co-ordinator commented, “It was a cross-college initiative with many staff contributing. We thought it was very important for students at Elmwood College to be given the chance to discuss health issues in a sensitive manner.”
Stuart Mackie, Greenkeeping lecturer, said, “It has been great to see lecturers and staff helping out on the stand and getting involved to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Men may shy away from this subject and therefore it was good to see so many male students discuss serious matters with us. It was a huge success and hopefully the College will continue to organise events like this in the future.”