Men’s Health Week 2023

Monday 12th June kicked off Men’s Health Week! This week aims to raise awareness for the health challenges that men may face. Men’s Health Week encourages men to look after themselves holistically, taking charge of their well-being, making informed decisions about their lifestyle choices, and seeking appropriate medical support when needed.


How can I get involved in Men’s Health Week?

Participating in Men’s Health Week allows individuals to promote a holistic approach to men’s health and support the well-being of the men in their lives. Here are some impactful ways to get involved:

  • Schedule a Health Check-up

    • Routine screenings for things such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and prostate exams can help detect potential health issues. Early enough diagnoses can then enable intervention and treatment!
  • Health Education Sessions

    • Arranging informative sessions to workshops to address men’s health can bring information to the front of mind both at home and in the workplace! These can offer several areas of focus, from nutrition, exercise, stress management and mental health.
  • Engage in Physical Fitness!

    • Promote physical fitness with your friends and colleagues by organising group walks, sports tournaments, or fitness challenges. Particularly with more people working from home, these things can fall to the wayside. Perhaps it is time to start a competitive steps challenge amongst your employees! Physical health benefits not only your body but also your mental well-being.
  • Share Health Information

    • Raise awareness about specific health concerns, prevention strategies and available resources via your social media, newsletters, or community notice boards! Engage in discussion about the important of mental health and destigmatise seeking help. This can be particularly difficult in the logistics industry, where drivers can feel isolated and talking about their mental health is difficult.
  • Support Men’s Health Organisations

    • Organisations that are dedicated to promoting men’s health often provide valuable resources, support groups, and educational campaigns to raise awareness and facilitate access to healthcare services for men. For instance, the Men’s Health Forum, Andy’s Man Club and Man Up.


Supporting Men’s Mental Health

It is a sad fact that around 75% of suicides in the UK are committed by men. Statistically speaking, men struggle more at handling psychological problems, in no small part because of the pressure that society places on men to ‘man up’. This leads to many not talking about how they are feeling. Internalising feelings of stress, loneliness and sadness causes some to reach a breaking point.

Though we have started to recognise this culture, it can be difficult to shake the habits from years past! It takes all of us to check in, not only with ourselves but also with each other. If you are struggling, many charities are available to help, including the Samaritans and Mind.

Sometimes it can be hard to recognise when support is needed, so being able to have conversations and engage in workshops within businesses can be vital.


If you haven’t been thinking about it already, let’s use this Men’s Health Week as a time to raise awareness, start open conversations and empower men to take control of their physical and mental well-being!


If you or anyone you know is struggling, please reach out. These services offer confidential support from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult:

If you’re under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.

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