Malehealth.ie aims to set men of all ages on the road to better health by signposting them to a wide range of health information and resources from over 40 leading Irish health organisations in a practical, relatable form.
The website is designed to be user-friendly for men of all ages, and its interface is based on the familiar shape of a typical car, as a direct comparison to the male body.
Users first enter their age category, and can then browse by body part for ailments and conditions that might affect them. Depending on the specific health topic selected, the website directs them to relevant health information from a leading health body.
A wealth of organisations are currently signposted on the site, covering a wide range of health topics such as diabetes, joint health and testicular cancer.
In addition to signposting users towards key health services, malehealth.ie contains lifestyle advice as well as information and resources on social outlets and the physical changes and risk factors which affect men as they age.
A Men’s Shed is any community-based, non-commercial organisation which is open to all men where the primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where the men are able to gather and/or work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of other men and where the primary objective is to advance the health and well-being of the participating men. Men’s Sheds may look like a shed in your backyard yet they innovatively share some characteristics of both community education and health promotion projects.