From a football fans campaign in Austria to a 10k run in Scotland via workplace check-ups and new reports and publications across the continent, Europe is gearing up for next month's Men's Health Week.
In England, the Men's Health Forum are, in an echo of the EMHF's pioneering event last year, putting man in the dock charged with crimes against his own health. Will the verdict be the same as at Gastein? The inquisitor will once again be EMHF president Dr Ian Banks, who is also president of the MHF (England and Wales)
International Men's health week takes place each year in the week leading up to father's day in many countries worldwide. The event aims to increase awareness of general male health issues and to encourage inter- and intra-national institutions and organisations to provide better care for health issues affecting men.
Each year the week focuses on a different theme relevant to men's health. This year, for example, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark and Slovakia will focus on the theme of men and the workplace. Other countries organise activities on different issues related to men's health.
'The theme for this year's week - work - has really struck a chord with men,' said EMHF director Erick Savoye. 'We know that men feel more comfortable talking about health matters at work. Many find it easier than attending their doctor's surgery. If we are to have truly patient-centered healthcare systems, then we should build care solutions around men's needs, not the other way around. That's something men would definitely welcome in Europe today.'