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Men’s Health Week
13-19 June 2016
Men’s Health Week takes place from 13-19 June 2016.
We all know men are the first to complain when it comes to ‘man flu,’ but when it comes to more serious health problems, men are often too shy or embarrassed to come forward and speak to a GP.
The week is organised by the Men’s Health Forum (MHF). This is an independent charity which aims to help men and boys by tackling inequalities and issues affecting their health.
Formed in 1994 the MHF aims to help by focusing on groups of men who have the worst health and seeing how they can make a difference, whether it be through physical activity, or being there to turn to for mental problems.
Throughout Men’s Health Week the charity will be holding a variety of events. This year the theme is ‘Together we can beat stress’. The MHF want to promote healthy living and well being in men. They will be asking men to focus on their lifestyles and the campaign is all about healthy living and lifestyles.
The purpose of the awareness week is to promote health and there will be lots of fundraising events taking place for the charity.
To find out more and get involved all you need to do is visit the official Men’s Health Week website where you can register to take part in this great event
MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2016: 13-19 JUNE
We all get stressed. The question is: what do you do about it?
This is the theme of Men’s Health Week 2016.
It matters because if we don’t release stress, it can turn into something more serious.
This year, one in four of us will develop a mental health problem. That is odds of 3 to 1. Or about the same as France or Germany winning the Euro 2016 football. In other words, it’s likely to happen sooner or later if we let stress build.
There are many things we can do to beat stress: exercise, sing, dance, laugh, play or listen to music, paint, write, volunteer, learn something new and lots more. Tell us what you do. Let’s talk.
Our message to men: talk about how you beat stress, talk about what causes it. Talk to your mates, talk to your family. And if you want to talk to a professional try the Men’s Health Forum’s new Beat Stress service – free text chat with experts trained in beating stress, no names, no hassle. We’ll be launching the service during the week.