'How to…' - the workshop

Working with men to improve their health? The Forum's training course to empower you to engage men with your programme is now available ONLINE.
How to make health services work better for men

Men are often considered 'hard to reach' when it comes to health. Not any more. Based on the latest research and best practice, the Men's Health Forum's one day workshop pulls the learning together into a practical, accessible package that will enable anyone working in men's health to reach more men, interest more men and improve the health of more men.

What is it?

  • A training workshop delivered by experienced Men's Health Forum associate trainers. The online version is four hours in total (2 x 2 hours).

What does it offer?

  • The latest insight and information around the issues affecting men’s health and wellbeing and working with men and boys.

Who is the workshop for?

  • anyone who is running a health-related service or project and wants to get more men involved. (You could be working in the NHS, the public sector, the voluntary sector or in any workplace or business. You could be working in Occupation Health or Health Improvement, be a commissioner or a provider or anyone who wants to empower men to engage with their health.)

What are the outcomes?

Participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of the issues that both impact and affect the health of men and boys
  • Understand how language and attitudes around men and boys may affect their health choices and therefore health outcomes.
  • Reflect on how health and social care work aimed at men and boys engages with them [systemic barriers].
  • Explore ‘best practice’ and new thinking around Public Health engagement with men and boys.
  • Explore the choices, concerns and behaviours that men and boys exhibit around their own health.
  • Explore and action plan how to take this learning back to services.
  •  Identify how the Men’s Health Forum can provide support.

What do commissioners say about the course?

  • Middlesbrough:

I was impressed by the group and the professionalism the trainers showed to adapting to the group. Great to be a part of it.

What do participants say about the course?

  • Middlesbrough:

Course facilitation was flaw less and greatly delivered.  I will go back and recommend this course for volunteers through to practitioners. Highly enjoyable and great to participate in

  •  Blackpool:

Really enjoyed the course with clear information which was delivered in a clear open way

  • Hounslow:

It is very good training to take back and use in our daily practice

  • Taunton

Excellent very informative. I hope to deliver all that I have learnt today to my health trainers. I hope my manager will be open to changing a few things starting with our leaflets!

For more information or to discuss how we can work with you to adapt and deliver the course to suit your needs, please give us a call on 020 7922 7908 or email at.work@menshealthforum.org.uk.

Titles in the 'How To…' series so far

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.

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