The presentations from the Community and Voluntary Forum: Eastern Region (COVER) Men's Health Event organised as part of the Department of Health strategic partnership with the third sector are now on the COVER website.
The presentations are from the well-received conference on ‘Promoting Men’s Health’ held by COVER in collaboration with the Men’s Health Forum and Regional Voices. The event took place on 20 April at the Imperial War museum in Duxford which meant delegates were surrounded by grounded planes - ironic given the 'no fly' status of European airspace at the time. Luckily, all speakers and delegates were UK based so the volcanic ash didn’t disrupt proceedings.
The conference formed part of the programme of work that the MHF is carrying out as a strategic partner of the Department of Health.
MHF CEO Peter Baker told delegates: ‘Men still experience very poor health, and the third sector has a key role to play in addressing these health inequalities’
Delegates, the majority of whom came from local voluntary and community organisations, also heard from Barry Mussenden from the Department of Health who gave an overview of the national picture and Karen Livingstone from the Eastern SHA who outlined current work on men’s health in the region. The day included lots of lively discussion and stimulating debate, as well as the sharing of good practice.
Workshops later in the day focused on a range of practical issues relating to men’s health.
Aine Duggan, who leads the strategic partnership work for the MHF said: 'Overall the conference offered an excellent opportunity for networking and the sharing of good practice. We look forward to being involved in similar events in the future.'
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