Man MOT comes to Wood Green

12/11/14 . News

Men are encouraged to drop in for a pit stop all week 11-15 November 2014 at the Wood Green Mall shopping centre in Haringey.

The event is designed to promote the Man MOT service, a free one-stop shop for men in Haringey to ask GPs about their health using text chat and email. No appointment. No names - anonymous and confidential. Just log on at

You can find the Men’s Health Forum along with their partners Haringey Council and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation outside Cineworld on the first floor of the centre 11-15 November and find out all about it and other health-related services in the area. You can also enter our competition to win a tablet - ideal for visiting

Setting up the Man MOT stand at Wood Green

The picture shows student journalists from City University covering the event on Tuesday 11 November.

On 13-15 November, you can also get a free NHS Health Check from Tottenham Hotspur Foundation if you’re a man aged 40-74 live in Haringey (or are
registered with a Haringey GP) and are not taking medication for: heart disease or heart failure, stroke or TIA (mini stroke), high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation or high cholesterol.

For latest news on the event, follow on Twitter: @ManMOTUK

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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