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Men's Health Week 2022 – Man MOT

Men's Health Week 2022 – Man MOT
13 June 2022 | Updated 14 June 2022

The Men's Health Forum charity is encouraging men to give their physical and mental health an “MOT” this year.

This campaign for Men’s Health Week 2022 promotes two interactive manuals: Man MOT and Man MOT for the Mind, which both contain advice and do-it-yourself health checks & challenges for men of all ages.



Picture: a graphic showing the "Man MOT" logo. Image Credit: Men's Health Forum


Men’s Health Suffered During The Pandemic


The Men’s Health Forum, a charity that aims to improve the health of men and boys in England, Wales and Scotland, reports that early-stage cancer diagnoses fell by third in first lockdown and that shortfall has continued. Macmillan statistics show that around 50,000 people have missed a cancer diagnosis during the pandemic. 

Prostate cancer diagnoses specifically were down 29 per cent between 2019 and 2020 – a fact that the Men’s Health Forum says supports the theory that fewer men than women visited a GP over the lockdown.

Figures from the Mental Health Foundation also indicate the state of men’s mental health in the UK. Men aged 40-19 have the highest suicide rates in the UK and men are much less likely to access talking therapies than women. Additionally, men are statistically more likely than women to become homeless.



Man MOT Training for Workplaces


To encourage healthy conversations around health, the Men’s Health Forum offers training that can be tailored to the workplace. Lasting around one hour, Man MOT training sessions are available for groups from 5-20 in-person, or as an online session.

Topics covered include major health risks to men, how to look after mental wellbeing and how to be more physically active.


Mental Health First Aid Training


Stephen Peal, Managing Director of PPSPower recently become a qualified Mental Health First Aider through MHFA England. He spoke to us about the qualification and the importance of mental health first aid in the workplace.

You can watch the full interview here.

Picture: a photograph of a person working at a laptop. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 13 June 2022


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