Men’s Health Forum
What does the Men's Health Forum do?
We carry out research: with Universities and academic institutions, with other charities (e.g. Carers’ Trust, Relate, Mind, Time to Change, Work Foundation) and directly with men and with health practitioners.
We raise awareness: through Men’s Health Week and through PR coverage - Guardian, Daily Star, Sunday Times.
We advocate for men's health: through the Health & Care Strategic Partnership through the All Party Parliamentary Group, through Local Authorities & Directors of Public Health and through Professional bodies - RSPH & RCGP.
We share and encourage the latest good practice: through Conferences, through Training, through Consultancy and through our ‘How to’ guides.
We provide health information and advice: through our ‘Man Manuals’ (in partnership with Haynes), through our Website, through our Workplace Comedy events and through our Workplace Toolbox talks.
More than a million people a year come to us for men’s health information. Thousands of men have used our online chat services for advice. Hundreds of organisations partner with us every year for Men’s Health Week. We help local authorities in ways that help their services reach more men (for example, a number of local authorities have recommissioned their weight-loss services to work better with men). We help local authorities develop specific men's health policies (for example, Somerset County Council put in place a men’s health action plan to improve men’s mental health). We help national health providers improve their services to men (for example, we successfully persuaded the NHS that the National Diabetes Prevention Programme should target men in their national plan) We train hundreds of men and health professionals in how to improve men’s health.