We need to share our stories

Men's Health Week 2024

Men don't talk, we're told. So for Men's Health Week 2024 we're encouraging men to share their stories.

We're taking our lead from King Charles who, earlier this year, shared that he had a problem with an enlarged prostate. On the day after his announcement, there were 16,410 visits to the relevant National Health Service website page compared with 1,414 visits the previous day. Prostate Cancer UK saw an almost doubling in the number of users of its online risk checker.

This goes to show the difference that honest sharing can make. Most of us won't have same impact as the King - for a while in the UK media, it was difficult to avoid urologists talking about the prostate and the things that can go wrong with it - but if there is a taboo about men's talking, well, the best way to beat a taboo is to ignore it.

P For Prostate

You can now order our new man manual P For Prostate looking at all aspects of the prostate - from where it is and what it does through to various problems it can cause for men. The manual launches during Men's Health Week.

Launch event: Why all men need to know their prostate

Author Jim Pollard and Nick Hale, a former nurse with lived experience of prostate cancer, introduce the P For Prostate manual and discuss all things prostate. Free live broadcast online with our friends at the Royal Voluntary Service in the Virtual Village Hall. All welcome: 11am on 11th June and online afterwards. More info and join here.

Share Your Story

But it's not just prostates we should be talking about. Whatever's going on with your health, sharing it may well help you and, by putting a difficult topic on the agenda, it will certainly help others.

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