Our Challenges to Local Health Systems

We call on local health systems to:
  • Analyse all available data on men’s health and other equalities in your Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  • Review men’s health at the Health and Wellbeing Board and reflect gender in your Health and Wellbeing strategy. Track delivery
  • Integrate drug and alcohol services with mental health. Offer joined up care for people with a dual diagnosis
  • Get to at least 50% male participation in NHS Health Checks – by designing to meet men’s needs and lifestyle – and outreach to the highest risk groups
  • Tailor health improvement programmes – especially for weight-loss – to reflect what works with men.

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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.