John Pitt and Matt Stewart are getting ready for the weekend.
John Pitt and Matt Stewart are getting ready for the weekend. Blainey Woodham

Men’s health is the elephant in the room

MEN just won't talk about their health.

Whether it's psychological or physical, the tradition is to "be a man" and not talk about it.

But being a man is taking on a different hue as more and more men break from tradition Tweed psychologist Matt Stewart said.

"Men's health is often the elephant in the room.

"But men often isolate themselves and don't talk about their troubles."

He said many women approach him, saying they can't get the men in their lives to talk.

Mr Stewart said more young men were coming out of their shells and embracing and expressing themselves.

Today marks the first day of Men's Health Week.

Surprise, surprise, there are no men celebrating.

"But that will change this coming Sunday," said Tweed Men's Shed co-ordinator John Pitt.

"From 9.30am at the Tweed Community Centre there will be music, lots of fun and information for men and their families."

Come along and join in Men's Health Week at the South Tweed Community Centre, Heffron Street



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