Look out for the lost boys

20/07/16 . Partners

Save The Children have published research showing that boys in England are twice as likely as girls to fall behind by age five.

They're launching a campaign to support England's lost boys.

Save The Children estimate that last year in England, some 80,000 boys started school struggling to express themselves, speak in full sentences, or understand simple instructions from parents, teachers and friends. They're calling on politicians to invest in children’s futures by supporting parents and making sure staff have what they need to deliver world-class childcare.

'This is a much needed campaign which we're delighted to back,' said Men's Health Forum CEO Martin Tod. 'We need early, effective intervention to ensure that lost boys don't turn into lost men with all the difficult social and personal challenges that results in, including poorer mental and physical health.'

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. 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.

Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.