#MensHealthWeek 16/06/2021

#MensHealthWeek

Men’s Health Week is the 14th-20th June 2021. This year we want to encourage men to open up about their health and mental health. Whether that’s talking to your mates, a professional or a family member.  Men’s Health Forum is encouraging its campaign ‘Let’s All Talk to encourage men to open up as society opens up’.

There are various elements to the Men’s Health Week campaign: Men’s Health Forum is asking for;

  • The CAN DO Challenge – a practical boost to everyone’s mental wellbeing
  • Let’s All Talk to encourage men to open up as society opens up
  • Sign the petition for a men’s health strategy

Discover more on Mental Health and Men’s Health on our blog posts…

THE CAN DO CHALLENGE

There are five days of the week and five ways to well-being. Can you see where we’re going with this?

The five ways to well-being are five things we can all do that are scientifically proven to help us feel better. For the CAN DO Challenge, we’re calling on everyone to choose a different way to well-being to try each day of Men’s Health Week.​

*Connect – connect with other people (eg. call an old friend you haven’t since before lockdown) #connectmonday

*(Be) Active – move your body (eg. go for a run/walk/swim/dance/etc) #activetuesday

*Notice – take notice of the environment around you (eg. turn off your phone for an hour) #noticewednesday

*Discover – learn something new (eg. read a book you haven’t read before) #discoverthursday

*Offer (or give) – do something for someone else (eg. volunteer for a local community group) #offerfriday

Opening Up

#MensMentalHealthWeek is trying to encourage us to talk about how we feel about where we are now in the Covid-19 pandemic – Better mental health in a Covid world.

At KC we want to encourage all staff and students to open up and talk to each other. Whether that’s checking in on your mates or seeking help from our Counsellor or through the FIKA app. Let’s keep talking about how we are feeling. 

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Men's Health Strategy

The Forum has long called for a National Men’s Health Strategy. At last parliament’s Equalities Committee agrees.

Following the welcome decision to recognise the role of sex and gender in health with the decision to start work on a Women’s Health Strategy for England, the case for a similar men’s health strategy is now unanswerable.

A strategy – not just for England – but also in the other countries of the UK – will enable the many challenges around prevention, care and outcomes in both the physical and mental health of men and boys to be addressed in a comprehensive and systematic way. Men’s health policies and strategies already work effectively in a number of countries including Ireland and Australia. Learn More