Our Challenges to Public Health England

We call on Public Health England to:
  • Ensure programmes to tackle obesity, reduce smoking and reduce harmful drinking are targeted to deliver for men and tailored to reflect what works with men
    Ensure the 41% higher incidence of TB amongst men is tackled in their planned tuberculosis strategy
  • More explicit public mental health strategy, including measures needed to improve men’s well-being and reduce male suicide
  • Target at least 50% male uptake in NHS Health Checks
    Drive good practice to meet men’s needs and lifestyle – with outreach to the highest risk groups
  • Drive symptom awareness and knowledge of the health system – especially how to seek help – starting with boys in school
  • Complete the work to make all published data and performance indicators ‘local, gendered and useful’.

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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.