Irish men experience higher death rates than women for all the leading causes of death.
Men are being encouraged to talk about their health concerns during 'Mens Health Week 2017'.
The initiative aims to raise awareness of health needs of men and boys and to encourage them to think about their lifestyle behaviours.
To coincide with the week, a new Health and Welbeing programme for men is being launched in 'A Plce4U' Community Centre in Clonmel.
Ann Binchy, one of the Directors at the centre, explains:
"The programme will begin on September 15th and we are hoping that thirty men in Clonmel will have the chance to experience how small lifestyle changes like becoming more active, eating a balanced diet, drinking responsibly and quitting smoking will lead to a positive health benefit."