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02/11/21 . News

Men's Health Forum associate Peter Baker will be joining Professor Roger Kirby on stage for a flagship Movember event at the Lloyd’s building in the City of London.

The event, which takes place on Tuesday 23rd November 2021 at 5.30pm is being organised by Thrive4Life, an employee health and wellbeing specialist company who operate a wellbeing centre for the Lloyd’s insurance community and City.

Peter is, of course, former chief excutive of the Forum and now heads up Global Action on Men's Health. He will be interviewed by the leading prostate surgeon Professor Roger Kirby, the President of the Royal Society of Medicine.

This is a rare opportunity to listen to two fascinating men’s health specialists. Tickets for the event, which runs for an hour at the Old Library at the Lloyd's Building EC3M 7HA, are at priced £8-£20 and available through Eventbrite. It will also be livestreamed.

Profits from the event will be donated to men's health charities in support of Movember.

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.

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