Two Weeks to Go!

23/05/14 . Blog


Preparation for Men’s Health Week is hotting up.

The resource pack has been launched, local events are being announced and awareness campaigns planned. In a little over a fortnight, Men’s Health Forum will be celebrating our 12th annual Men’s Health Week, which this year focusses on men’s health and work, including unemployment and stress/anxiety.  Here in the Forum’s offices, we’re really excited for the week, seeing the great events local groups and organisations are planning.

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Unemployment and Male Health Report Launch

One of the highlights of the week is the launch of Sick of being unemployed: the health issues of out-of-work men and how support services are failing to address them, a joint report from the Men’s Health Forum and the Work Foundation. Men are more likely to suffer adverse health consequences from unemployment than women, yet also less likely to access health services, making this a particular area of concern.

To launch this report there will be a breakfast seminar to discuss men’s health and unemployment. The event is from 8:30-10:00 am on Wednesday 11th June. Speakers include Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support, as well as the Men’s Health Forum and The Work Foundation.

To join us for this event, book your tickets here.

Across the Country

Other events recently announced for the week include free men's Health MOTs in Oxford, a 5-a-side community football tournament in Greenwich, and Ping-Pong in Leeds!

It’s not too late to get involved in Men’s Health Week yourself – simply sign up to receive our resource pack with posters, graphics and lots of handy tips and advice. If you are planning an event or activity, don’t forget to share your plans with us, either via, or on twitter @menshealthforum and using the hashtag #MHW14.

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.