Beat Stress, Feel Better

Everyman's guide to mental well-being - the stress-busting man manual from the Men's Health Forum

The way we feel between our ears is key to both mental wellbeing and physical health too.

Mental health problems are increasingly common. In the UK, 12 men take their own lives everyday and, after years of falling, the suicide rate has increased as the economy has struggled. Too much stress can:

  • damage your immune system and heart
  • increase your chance of serious health problems
  • reduce your life-expectancy
  • damage your sex life

Beat Stress, Feel Better, from the Men’s Health Forum in partnership with Haynes, tackles the still taboo topic of male mental health without ever once mentioning it. Beat Stress, Feel Better looks at:

  • the causes of stress
  • how it affects us and
  • what we can do about it.

The 36 page full colour A5 booklet, written by Fabio Zucchelli, Richard Shrubb and Steve Baxter with cartoons by John Byrne, a team that have all experienced mental health problems of their own, is full of simple, practical tips that will make any man feel better.

Men's Health Forum mini manuals: men’s health made easy.

Full contents list
  • Why is stress is stressful
  • What causes stress? 
    Work 
    Money
    Endings
    Health and mood
    Partners and friends 
    Drink and drugs
    Are you living a lie?
    WARNING SIGNS
  • What rattles your cage?
    Know your triggers
  • Are you getting angry?
  • Are you addicted?
  • What beats stress?
    Diet 
    Exercise 
    Live in the moment 
    Sleep
    Talking treatments 
    Medication 
  • Works for me - case studies of the writers and cartoonist
  • How to help a mate 
  • Who else can help? - comprehensive sources of further information
'It's excellent and very, very welcome'

The Men's Health Forum is a member of the NHS England Information Standard and this new man manual is fully compliant. This means it is fully-referenced, has been peer-reviewed by our team of medics led by Dr John Chisholm, the Men's Health Forum's chair of trustees, and also road-tested with men. You can have confidence that this is a reliable source of quality evidence-based health information.

 

The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.

Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.

Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.