The Forum is seeking a new CEO

06/03/23 . News

The Men's Health Forum is looking for a new Chief Executive.

Martin Tod is stepping down after ten years and the charity's team of trustees are recruiting his replacement. 

The part-time role (2.5 days/week) requires a broad range of skills, knowledge and attitudes. Follow this link for full details and to access the application process.

Proud legacy of success

Dr John Chisholm, the chair of the Forum's board of trustees, paid tribute to Martin. 

Martin Tod has been a fantastic, energetic and committed Chief Executive of the Men's Health Forum for the past decade.  He has contributed to our strategy and the development of our training courses and materials, drafted our manifesto, responded to the COVID pandemic and campaigned for a national men's health strategy.  His communications and advocacy skills have been enormous in pursuing the Forum's mission of helping improve the health of men and boys, and he has helped the impressive reach of the Forum's website as an invaluable resource and provider of information for men and for healthcare professionals.  As Martin departs from his role at the Forum, he leaves behind a proud legacy of success.

Want to take over?

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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