International Men's Day takes place today on 19 November. The theme this year is 'Make a difference for men and boys'. Objectives include a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.
Men face particular health challenges and experience many health inequalities. Suicide and deliberate self-harm particularly affect men.
National Fire Safety Week 5th - 12th October 2015
This year's theme is “Smoking at home can cause fatal fires” and this year’s campaign is aimed at preventing fires caused by smoking in the home. Many fires start when cigarettes are left in ashtrays, when hot ashes/smouldering butts are dumped into the rubbish bin, or when someone falls asleep while smoking. The tragedy is that these fires were all preventable.