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  1. 'I don't have to pretend anymore'

    29/04/16

    Steve Baxter talks about living with depression. I was diagnosed with depression ten years ago – but I had been struggling with it since childhood.  I felt there was something inadequate about me – that everyone else was able to cope and it was just me wh ... More

  2. Haringey health links

    29/04/15

    Quick links to useful health services for men in Haringey From health checks and health advice to help with smoking, drink, drugs, sexual and mental health. NHS Health Check Everybody between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with ... More

  3. Should I go to A&E?

    10/03/21

    Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments are for emergencies. But what's an emergency? Would you call out roadside recovery if you ran out of petrol? Of course not. It would take ages and wouldn't solve the problem anyway. Yet every day hund ... More

  4. Finding a GP

    29/12/19

    How to register with a local doctor's practice The GP, the local doctor, is the first point of contact when you are ill or want health advice.  As well as doctors, many local GP practices have a team including practice nurses, sometimes counsellors a ... More

  5. Martin: I forgot the word 'ventilator'

    12/08/20

    Martin was just 42 when Covid-19 struck in March 2020. On 25 March I was admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties. My asthma had been problematic for a few days and I’d been to A&E twice before. Not only did I have difficulty in breathing, but ... More

  6. Mike: I had my 70th birthday in a coma

    12/08/20

    Mike was one of the first people hospitalised with Covid-19 back in February. The virus has attacked nearly every part of his body. I went to A&E on the 22nd of February with a raging temperature and coughing. It turned out to be the first day of nine ... More

  7. Golf Has Made My Life Better

    01/07/20

    Golf enthusiast and blogger Jordan Fuller shares his love. I’m a golfer. I know, it’s basically playing fetch with yourself. But I love everything about the game; the challenge of the sport, the beauty of the course, the smell of the grass, the promise on ... More

  8. Men & Covid - 19: new lessons learned & the challenge of inequality

    22/06/20

    Full video of our Webinar on the 18th June 2020 for Men's Health Week Since the Forum's last webinar on Men & Covid-19 in April, we've learned a great deal about the impact of the virus on men, including the disproportionately hard impa ... More

  9. 'Talking can be life - saving'

    19/06/20

    Samaritans discuss how Covid-19 and 'lockdown' is affecting men. Samaritans is currently providing emotional support to people over 7,000 times a day via phone, email and letter. The organisation estimates that one in three contacts relate to co ... More

  10. Our world - class equality tools were absent from our Covid - 19 response

    18/06/20

    Professor Gurch Randhawa argues that a lack of diversity in thinking at the top table is one of the reasons for the lack of diversity in the UK's reaction to Covid-19. Gurch Randhawa is Professor of Diversity in Public Health and Director of the Inst ... More

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