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Men's Health Week

Men’s Health Week 2015 is from the 15th to 21st June and will focus on healthy living for men.

The Men's Health Forum leads Men's Health Week in England and Wales. You can get involved.

Healthy Living For Men
Men's Health Week 2015 focuses on healthy living challenging men to:

  • Look after their relationships and wellbeing
  • Don't smoke
  • Drink sensibly
  • Be active
  • Watch their weight
  • Turn up to their NHS Health Check

Why this topic?
Men are less likely to lead a healthy lifestyle. They are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol to hazardous levels and be overweight or obese. These lifestyles can lead into serious diseases such as cancer, heart diseases and strokes, the risk of which can be reduced by leading a healthy lifestyle. The Men's Health Forum’s Men’s Health Manifesto challenges men and health providers on these issues.
Sign up for Men's Health Week 2015 news and information.

Get Involved
Organisers at the Men’s Health Forum have told us they would love to hear from you. Anyone can take part in Men's Health Week, especially local organisations, public health teams, NHS and employers. Sign up for Men's Health Week 2015 news and information and we will help you get involved in the week. The Men’s Health Forum will send you extra newsletters with updates on the week and details of how to get resources as soon as they are available.

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. So we’re asking.

In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.

It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.

We’re not asking you to look at images of pity, we’re just asking you to look around at the society you live in, at the men you know and at the families with sons, fathers and grandads missing.

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