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Men are often not very good when it comes to looking after their own health. Research tells us that men are often reluctant to access healthcare professionals until they have poor health, by which time their condition may have deteriorated unnecessarily. One in five men has not seen a doctor in the past three years, and 2% have never seen one. 

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Both gender differences and gender inequalities can give rise to inequities between men and women in health status and access to health care.

 

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Men's Health Forum is available to provide essential, accurate, easy to use information about the key health problems that affect men. Packed with tips, expert advice and details of how men can check their own health and use health professionals more effectively, Men's Health Forum provides the down-to-earth and practical resources men need to lead healthier, happier lives.

Men's Health Week 2018 will run from June 11 - 18 and the focus will be diabetes. For resources, see the events page.

Prostate Cancer UK are the leading charity for men with prostate cancer and prostate problems. They support men and provide information, we fund research and we lead change.If you would like to talk to one of their specialist nurses please call, Tel: 0800 074 8383

Beating Bowel Cancer are dedicated to saving lives by working in partnership with individuals, local communities, clinical communities and government to improve public awareness of bowel cancer and to increase the rate of early diagnosis. Call now for advice, Tel: 08450 719 301

ManMOT is the health website where men can talk about anything – including the things they can’t talk about anywhere else. All of their GPs are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), the body which registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. They are fully qualified, undergo regular revalidation and annual appraisals. 

The Institute of Cancer Research's campaign to raise awareness of testicular and prostate cancer. 

NHS Choices has a range of information specifically designed for men, topics from your prostate to well man clinics. 

 

 

Self-Help Resources

NHS Midlife Check

NHS MidLifeCheck is a free online service that guides people through a series of questions about their lifestyle and gives personalised results. It does not replace contact with GPs and health professionals but gives additional information and current advice on how and where to find the best help for each individual's concerns. The planning sections give ideas for goals people may wish to set and offers support in achieving them. It is aimed at people over the age of 40 but it can be used by any adult.

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When Doug Devaney found himself leaning on the lamp-post at the corner of the street, it wasn’t part of his celebrated ukelele act, it was his heart calling. Further information on Angina

 

Feeling unfit? Start Here!

The male health website explains how even very unfit men can double their life chances.

 

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CALM

The male suicide prevention charity, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) are pleased to announce the launch of a free web-chat service offering support, information and signposting to men who are depressed or in crisis. Suicide is the leading killer of men aged 20-49 in the UK, and has overtaken coronary heart disease as a killer in older men aged up to 50. The latest statistics show that 77% of all suicides in the UK were male.

Open every day between 6pm – 9pm , users within the UK will be able to chat anonymously and confidentially to trained helpline staff. The web-chat can be accessed on the CALM website.

The new service has been made possible by grants from Comic Relief and the Ellerman Foundation. Following research with their supporters, CALM identified a need to offer online provision, alongside their helpline and texting service, in order to make accessing support easier to a younger male audience.

The web-chat service hours will be extended to match those of the helpline (5pm – midnight) within the next 8 weeks. CALM’s helpline takes around 4,000 calls a month





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