Are you fit to farm?
A new edition of the Forum's pioneering man manual for the farming community is now available.
Fit For Farming is very much by farmers for farmers. It was written by Dr Ian Banks who has a farm in Northern Ireland. The 2015 edition was revised in partnership with the Farming Community Network, building on the work from the 2013 revision which was carried out in partnership with the Yorkshire Rural Support Network, supported by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and the Farming Life Centre (Blackwell, Derbyshire). The cartoons are also by a farmer, Henry Brewis.
Fit For Farming editor Jim Pollard said: 'After the publication of the 2013 edition, one farmer's wife told us that thanks to this book, she had managed to get her husband to visit the GP. You can't get a better endorsement than that.'
The 40 page booklet has also been redesigned in the Forum's latest man manual style.
It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.
Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.
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