This section of the site includes, in date order, a brief outline and, where available, links and downloads for the Forum's publications.
For more on our range of mini-manual health booklets for men visit our Mini-Manual pages.
Slow on the uptake. Slow On The Uptake?, highlights the paradox of bowel cancer. Although men are more likely than women to die from bowel cancer, they are less likely to be screened.
Delivering Male - Effective practice in male mental health. Read the launch news story about Delivering Male. Printed copies available, priced £20 from the MHF. If you like to buy one, contact us here or telephone the office on 020 7922 7908 with your credit card.
The MHF's response to the white paper Equity and Excellence
The One Million Man Challenge policy paper sets out the MHF's challenge to government, NHS, local authorities, sports organisations and charities to work together to get one million more middle-aged men more active by the 2012 Olympics. It was published for National Men's Health Week 2010.
Untold Problems: a review of the essential issues in the mental health of men and boys was produced by the Forum for the National Mental Health Development Unit. Read more.
Challenges & Choices - Improving health services to save men's lives is the policy briefing around the issues raised in National Men's Health Week 2009 and sets out the challenges to the NHS and government. Read more.
The Gender and Access to Health Services Study: Final Report - an MHF report commissioned by the Department of Health to undertake a study into the different ways women and men access health services with a view to providing an evidence base to help determine key gender health priorities for the Department and the NHS.
Improving male health by taking action in the workplace - a policy briefing paper for National Men's Health Week 2008
The Gender Equality Duty and You - 4 page leaflet produced with the Department of Health outlining the public sector Gender Equality Duty established by the Equality Act 2006.
Annual Report 2006-07 - full colour report available as PDF.
Men and long term health conditions - a policy briefing paper for National Men's Health Week 2007.
Developing a curriculum pack on the subject of fatherhood - a research report for EduAction Waltham Forest
Putting Gender on the NHS Agenda - report of the conference held in November 2006.
Leeds Men and Cancer Symposium - full proceedings and presentations of the Men and Cancer Symposium at Leeds Metropolitan University on 16 November 2006 examining epidemiology, risk factors, men's health behaviour, men's presentation with cancer and the treatment they receive.
Annual Report 2005-06 - full colour report available as PDF. The back cover can be used as a gender equality duty poster - ideal for noticeboards and surgeries.
The Gender Equity Project Report: What the Gender Duty will mean for the health of men
Putting Men to the Test - the Forum's latest report on men and chlamydia shows that the Government is not testing enough young men for the disease.
Hazardous Waist? Tackling the epidemic of excess weight in men - the full National Men's Health Week 2005 Policy Document.
Men and Indigestion - Report and executive summary (Quit Bellyaching) of MHF's project looking at the benefits of the provision of health info to men at work.
Men and Chlamydia - Report into this important two-year project exploring how to increase men's awareness of the condition and to encourage them to seek testing even if asymptomatic.
Gender sensitivity: the new public sector duty in healthcare - Report from the Gender and Health partnership.
Men and Cancer Briefing Paper This report shows that cancer is now a bigger killer of men than heart disease. Cancer is the single most frequent cause of male deaths in the UK. One man in three will receive a diagnosis of cancer at some point in his lifetime and one in four will die from the disease.
Getting It Sorted - the Forum's definitive blueprint for improving men's health is based on two years of consultation. Full of hard policy ideas, it is a shorter, more up-to-date version of the 2002 publication of the same name and makes the practical case for a new gender-specific approach from both government and the health system to 'mainstream' male health alongside female health.
On The Road - a leaflet produced with the National Association of Health Workers with Travellers for gypsy traveller men.
Private parts, Public Policy - the Forum's report into men's sexual health produced for International Men's Health Week 2003
Out of the water closet a project to increase men's awareness about prostate health in a workplace setting. It describes the findings of a six-month research study which explored men's understanding of prostate health, their intentions about seeking help if they had a problem and their attitudes towards the promotion of men's health.
Scoping Study - In 2001 Dr Alan White, the chair of the Men's Health Forum's trustees was asked to produce an overview of men's health for the Minister of Public Health, with priority areas identified and recommendations made for policy and research. The result was a concise but comprehensive overview of the state of men's health in Britain which the Department of Health later gave the Forum permission to publish. A summary of the key issues in men's health in 25 pages. (Sorry. This item has now been removed.)
Soldier it! Young Men and Suicide - an audit of local service provision and young men's uptake of services. The study aims to provide an insight into young men's attitudes to seeking help with a mental health problem and into how agencies working with young people perceive men. The Forum commissioned Working With Men to look in detail at both young men and services in a deprived London borough. The findings suggest that young men are very reluctant users of services while agencies have little understanding of how to target this group. The report concludes with recommendations about how work with young men can more effectively improve their mental health and reduce their risk of suicide.
Getting It Sorted - the Forum's consultative document on improving men's health launched during National Men's Health Week. (PDF file)
Men's Health: Tackling The Inequalities - the full report on the proceedings of the Forum's pioneering conference held in December 2001.
National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV: MHF response - the Forum's response to the Department of Health's consultation paper on a National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV.
Out of the water closet: It's time to tackle benign prostate disease - report on research project involving the Forum and Consignia showing that talking to men about their health whilst they are at work increases their understanding of prostate health problems. (PDF file.) Click here for background information.
Tackling Health Inequalities: MHF response - the Forum's response to the Department of Health's paper Tackling Health Inequalities.
Young men and suicide: strategy guidelines for health authorities - the Forum's guidelines, based on its investigation (see below), to Health Authorities to develop an effective integrated strategy to reduce the number of young male suicides. (PDF file)
Young men and suicide: summary report - a summary of the Forum's investigation into young men and suicide (PDF file).
Inequalities in health - briefing paper launched at the House of Commons by public health minister Yvette Cooper setting out the various areas of inequality and identifying six groups of men as at particular risk: boys and young men, particularly those at risk or socially excluded; poor school achievers; heads of families; long-term unemployed; men at risk from work hazards; and smokers.
Young Men and Suicide - full Forum report which identifies the scale of the suicide problem among men and makes key recommendations to policy-makers and practitioners.
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