What type of event?

When it comes to ideas for Men’s Health Week events, the sky’s the limit. The week sees hundreds of events take place across the country.

We'd love to hear what you're planning for this year's Men's Health Week. Fill in our online form to tell us what you're doing. 

Whether it is raising the issues about work and health with an awareness campaign, a health check in the workplace or getting men talking about health in a fun social event, there are a variety of ways to explore men’s health – it’s all about finding the one that’s right for you.

Thinking about just who you want to target, whether your colleagues and co-workers, the recently unemployed or young people about to enter the world of work will help you to decide just what sort of event is best.

Setting goals and aims for the event also help, as well as allowing you to evaluate an activity afterwards.

Diffferent types of events

  • Sign-posting - information on how and where men can find information on mental health - Male Health provides authoritative advice on a range of issues. 
  • Health checks - getting men to think about their health more generally might help them think about work, health and issues such as stress.
  • Social or active events - get men together and involved. Being sociable and being active are good for your health! 
  • Training - working with employers and workplaces to better educate about health issues, from depression to back pain.
  • Workplace reviews - evaluating workplace practice on health issues, collecting suggestions and feedback.

Some Men’s Health Week 2014 events included:

Andy Burnham MP at Trim Down Shape Up's 2014 event in Wigan

    We'd love to hear what you're planning for this year's Men's Health Week. Fill in our online form to tell us what you're doing. 

    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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