Welcome to Men's Health Week

Hi, great to have you here.
Thanks for being part of Men’s Health Week which will roll around again on the 10th-16th of June 2024.

Men’s Health Week aims to help you get right on top of your biggest and most important asset – your health.

Our sole purpose at MHW is to get guys to think a little more and know a little more about their health.

We want to encourage men to start with the small steps that can enable them to turn their health issues around.

Little steps can – and will – make big differences. We just have to start.

For one week in June each year MHW gets to remind us all of the small things we should be doing, the health routines we can understand and control.  But guys, one week each year won’t cut it.

Living longer, more enjoyable lives takes a little work, but we’re all up for it.

We just have to take those small steps and start. 

Why have Men’s Health Week?

Men are on the back foot from the start. A boy born today will live nearly four years less than a girl born in the room next door. He will be over 20% more likely to die of a heart attack than the girl, and almost 30% more likely to get diabetes.

Worse, he is three times more likely to die by suicide or in a motor car crash.

8 Kiwi families every day lose a loved partner, father or tupuna to a PREVENTABLE illness, one they didn’t need to die from.

Māori and Pasifika men live significantly shorter lives on average than other races in NZ. That’s so wrong.

Almost one Kiwi man in four will die before they reach retirement age. One in four of us won’t live to retire!

It doesn’t have to be this way.

We can do something to change these numbers by making small changes to things we eat, drink and do. You can do that. We owe it to the ones we love and who love us and who depend on us.

And it’s not hard – small steps can really make a big difference. Little changes can and do lead to big results.

Everyone can do a little something to make their lot better.

Start small, walk a little, eat a little less….…..see and feel the changes, enjoy life more, live longer.

Who doesn’t want that? 

Start here at Men’s Health Week

  • Take the What’s Your Score? test to get a gauge on the health routines you already have.
  • Get an intro to vital health issues for guys and things you can do to avoid some basic problems on our health information pages

You can manage your health to live longer and better. We just gotta take that first step guys.

Thanks for joining us this Men’s Health Week. We wish you great health. 

Take the survey and get your health score

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The latest from Men's Health Week​

Meet our MHW Ambassadors

Coming from a variety of public roles, our Men’s Health Week ambassadors stand as proud advocates for helping Kiwi men take a closer look at their health! We are extremely grateful for their commitment to bring men’s health to the forefront of public awareness during the month of June.

This year we are delighted to welcome back as ambassadors a range of great New Zealanders from comedian and social sensation Tom Sainsbury to our first woman ambassador, the talented journalist annd broadcaster Amanda Gillies. Check them out.

All these folk have one simple message – guys, be honest, are you doing the right things for your health? The people who love you sure hope so.


Artist and activist Tame Iti gets behind Men’s Health Week

Perhaps New Zealand’s most recognisable face has thrown his support behind Men’s Health Week, and his message is simple – take the time to focus on your health for yourself and those who need you to stick around.

Rising 70, Tame has changed his diet and managed to wean himself off the bunch of pills he was taking to manage his diabetes and out of control cholesterol levels.

He’s gone vegan, hopped back on his bike and he’s channelling the legendary Bruce Lee daily to keep himself in shape. He’s feeling way better and is enjoying every day.

Tame has a great story, and some great advice for those of us who might be thinking that what we have health-wise is our lot. If Tame can change for the better, we all can.


Men’s health is everyone’s health

Media personality Amanda Gillies smashes her way through the glass ceiling by choosing to become the first female ambassador spreading the message of awareness through Men’s Health Week.

Amanda brings a new voice to Men’s Health Week, a voice representing the wives, partners, mums, daughters, aunties and friends of the many Kiwi men who deal daily with health issues that can potentially be avoided. It’s for us as much as it is for you Amanda believes. She’s right too.

“Their health, our health, is everything.”

Amanda’s advice – start the health conversation by getting your guy to take the “What’s Your Score?” health survey. It takes two minutes but might just add years of happiness. Get ’em on it – What’s Your Score?