Man MOT - our INTERACTIVE manual that challenges you to get healthier

The innovative interactive manual. Do-it-yourself health checks & challenges​ for men of all ages.

One man in five dies before he’s 65. It’s not just men in mid-life, it’s young men too. And the causes are not just physical, they can also be in our head. 

This booklet asks:

  • how healthy are you?
  • how healthy is your lifestyle?

It helps you answer these questions using simple measures and CHECKS. Then it CHALLENGES you: how will you get healthier? There are places throughout the booklet for you to record where you are right now and to keep an eye on the changes over time. There are 25 challenges in all - taking just a couple of them will improve your health.

A healthier life need not be a big deal. With the Men’s Health Forum’s MAN MOT, it’s easy and it’s fun.

The 20 page full colour A5 booklet, written by Jim Pollard with cartoons by John Byrne is full of simple, practical tips that will improve the health of pretty much anyone.

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

Full contents list
  • How's your heart?
    Blood pressure
    Blood sugar
    Your risk of heart attack
  • How's your head? 
    14 key questions to monitor your wellbeing
  • How's the rest of your health?
    Physical Activity
  • What next?
    Your health priorities
'Bright, clear, fun and interactive.
Pretty much spot on, really.'

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 Public Health England and men of all ages. You can have confidence that this is a reliable source of quality evidence-based health information.

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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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