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Men play many roles within our society

Alliance Party Chair Stephen Martin has said this International Men's day is a chance to highlight the many positive male role models across all areas of society, in a world that has seen focus fall on the negative headlines this year.

He said: "It's important that we recognise the many different types of roles men play in our society, within their families and helping others within their community. We should celebrate those successes.

"This is also an opportunity to shine a light on issues that often go unspoken. Mental health issues amongst men are often not only ignored, but the stigma stops many from seeking the help they need to move forward and find the lasting solutions."