London Men's Health Forum

19/03/14 . News

A new regional Men's Health Forum has been formed by a range of people from across London together with the Men's Health Forum. It is hoped it will be first of many.

A lot of the Men's Health Forum's work is focused on developing and sharing best practice and it knows that many have their own work to share or would like to hear from others in their area to for tips on what works.

Following the MHF's recent projects in London, people from public health teams and voluntary organisations have said they are interested in forming a new London Men's Health Forum. The new network will stay in touch online with a couple of seminar type events a year.

You can get involved too. 

If you are in London:

If you are not in London and are interested in setting up a Men's Health Forum in your region of England and Wales then get in touch.

This project is part of the Men's Health Forum's work as a strategic partner of the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England.

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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