This week celebrates Men’s Health Week, focusing on building healthy habits by identifying small changes that can benefit men’s and boys’ health and wellbeing.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said Men’s Health Week is designed to encourage discussion about improving the physical, emotional and mental health of men and boys.

When people think about mental health, they often think mental illness and the stigma associated.

“We all have a role to play in encouraging each other to towards good health, and a big part of that is around shared experiences like going for walks together, playing sport or even sharing healthy meals together,” Mr Provest said.

“Keeping healthy is important to promote a positive environment with your children and can have a huge impact.”

Engaging in outdoor exercise has been shown to improve self-esteem, reduce stress and depressive symptoms.

A simple walk down the path to the park or beach can be all it takes to lift your mood.

Men need to remember to keep their health in check and engage with your local GP or health professional.