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Sign the Lives Too Short Pledge

As part of its Lives Too Short campaign, the Men’s Health Forum is asking organisations and individuals working with men in any way to sign a new Pledge. The Royal College of Nursing, the Royal Society for Public Health, Coventry City Council and Sustrans are among the first organisations to do so.

Lives Too Short imageSigning the pledge means supporting the five main areas of action identified in the Lives Too Short report:

  • Tackle men’s mental health problems
  • Get more men physically active
  • Address men’s high cancer rates
  • Improve men’s use of primary health services
  • Involve more workplaces in men’s health and wellbeing.

MHF CEO Peter Baker said: 'We’re delighted that several major organisations have already signed our new men’s health Pledge. Action on these five key issues could make a real difference to men as well as their families and friends and reduce the tragic waste of lives cut short by preventable problems. We want others to show their support by backing the Lives Too Short Pledge.

'The government is re-organising the NHS and is about to change policy on public health so it’s vitally important that it recognises the toll of poor health on men’s lives and works with charities, workplaces and communities to take effective action to tackle it.'

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