Woman

Woman is our popular companion manual to the Man Manual. Rewritten and completely redesigned for 2020, it's women's health made easy.

For many years, the Men’s Health Forum have published health booklets for men. But customers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors have all long demanded a title for women to go with our popular Man Manual. This booklet is the result.

Woman was written by a top female health journalist with a female-led editorial and advisory panel. Women of all ages and from all over the UK have been involved in its development and road-testing. We hope you find it useful.

What's inside?

Women can still expect to live longer than men – but the gap is closing.

It’s no coincidence that more and more women are now juggling jobs and family responsibilities – and while we care for others, we don’t always take as much care of ourselves as we might.

But the good news is that making small changes to the way we live our lives can lead to some big improvements to our health – both now and in the future. This booklet will help you get started.

  • How To Eat Well Without Dieting
  • How To Get Off The Sofa – And Have Fun
  • How To Spot Cancer
  • How To Get Enough Sleep
  • How To Boost Body Image And Self-Esteem

WARNING: Reading this booklet could seriously improve your health.

Written by leading women's health journalist Lee Rodwell, the 36 page full colour A5 booklet is full of simple, practical tips that will improve the health of pretty much anyone. The second edition is now available.

Men's Health Forum mini manuals: health made easy.

Full contents list
  • Heads First

  • How To Eat Well

  • Ditch The Diets

  • Get Off The Sofa

  • Is It Wine O’Clock?

  • Stub It Out

  • Sun Sense

  • How To Get Enough Sleep

  • Body Image & Self-Esteem

  • Should You See A GP?

  • Women & Cancer

  • Who Can Help?

'Extremely easy to read and very informative. Great stuff.'

The Men's Health Forum is a member of the NHS England Information Standard and this new man manual is fully compliant. This means it is fully-referenced, has been peer-reviewed by our team of medics led by Dr John Chisholm, the Men's Health Forum's chair of trustees, and also road-tested with users. You can have confidence that this is a reliable source of quality evidence-based health information.

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.