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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. Paul: 'sometimes you need to be pushy'

    12/11/19

    Paul reckons his prostate cancer diagnosis began with an NHS health check his GP didn't want to give him. I was aged 42 when I saw an advert for men over 40 to have a health check. I went to my GP but was initially turned down because I was not unwel ... More

  4. Should I go to A&E?

    31/05/16

    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

  5. 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

  6. It's good to chalk: snooker and health

    18/04/19

    Your Survival Guide to the 2019 World Snooker Championships. Once upon a time, snooker was played through a haze of cigarette smoke and alcohol. Not any more. Today’s players are fit and sharp and if you’re tuning into the marathon that is the World Profe ... More

  7. Useful Links

    02/03/20

    Links to useful health organisations Inclusion on this list does not imply any endorsement by the Men's Health Forum. It includes organisations for both men and women. FEELING DESPERATE? Samaritans Telephone: 116 123 Emotional support 24/7 www.samari ... More

  8. Brian: 'Don't leave it too late to act on weight'

    26/07/18

    Brian is in his 60s. He has type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed at 50. I’ve always been overweight, even as a child. I noticed that I was drinking a lot of water. That was the trigger. The GP did a urine test there and then.  Now I have three medicines: metf ... More

  9. Ben: 'I was very hard - working. Probably too much.'

    26/07/18

    Ben is in his late 40s. He has type 1 diabetes with some type 2 characteristics. About four years ago I suddenly noticed I was breathless and urinating all the time. I didn’t have my energy.  I went to the GP a couple of times. They said an ear infection ... More

  10. John: 'Monitoring my numbers helps me manage'

    25/07/18

    John is in his 50s. He has type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed 13 years ago. I was overweight. Then I began to lose weight and was passing a lot of water. I do feel I brought diabetes on myself. My diet was terrible. I still remember the night before my diag ... More

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