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  • How can men become better engaged with their health?
  • How can men become better engaged with their health?
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CASE STUDY

Men’s Health Forum: making blokes more health-savvy

Men’s health is in bad shape. Despite being more likely to smoke, drink and be overweight, men are less likely to visit a GP, with a third embarrassed to seek help for mental health issues. Can more accessible services from the Men's Health Forum encourage blokes to take better care of themselves?

Location United Kingdom

Scope
Men's health is in crisis. One in five British men die before the age of 65, partly due to their higher rates of smoking, regular drinking and obesity. [1] But it’s not just their physical health that’s at risk; the biggest killer of men under 45 is suicide, with males accounting for 76% of these deaths in 2014. [2]

The Men's Health Forum is looking to tackle these issues by making health services more appealing and accessible. Can it convince men to take better care of their bodies and minds?

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