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Update on National Men’s Health Week 2012 – 11-17 June
Send dad a card because you only live once

New website includes staying healthy info and fathers’ day ecards.

For health organisations planning Men’s Health Week events there are downloads and the opportunity to add events to our Men’s Health Week listings.

Heart disease is the most common cause of death – and premature death – for men in the UK. Men are more likely to die early from heart disease – in the UK, 20,850 men a year die before the age of 75 years from heart disease compared to 7,408 women – and especially men in lower income groups.

Organised by the Men’s Health Forum charity, Men’s Health Week is for men and their families as well as health professionals and organisations.

The week, which ends on Father’s Day, provides a great opportunity to remind dads that they only live once and their health is important for the whole family.

You only live once – YoLo! Our new website at

The site is interactive. Take our heart health quiz. Send a Father's Day ecard. Download and order our great new posters. Order mini manuals. Register and list events. Find events in your area. Get involved and get active.

You'll also find our eye-catching new posters.

MHF chief executive Peter Baker says: ‘The Brits may love sexual innuendo but we find it difficult to talk about real sexual problems. Now we know that erection problems are the best early-warning we have of future heart disease, we can’t afford to carry on dying of embarrassment like this. Using humour and plain-speaking, our new YoLo posters for Men’s Health Week 2012 are designed to help break the taboo.’

Send your dad an e-card, take part and support Men’s Health Week at


1. The charity MHF is the voice for the health and wellbeing of men and boys in England and Wales.

2. The MHF is also online at: for health professionals and policy makers, and for fast, free, independent health info from the Men’s Health Forum.
@menshealthforum and our Facebook page for updates on our work.

3. For men and their families Men’s Health Week will highlight:

• How children can help their dads stay or get healthy
• How dads can look after their heart health
• The importance of men taking part in the NHS Health Check programme
For health professionals and organisations we will highlight:
• That the NHS Health Check programme is a good way to get checks done in men but it needs promoting
• The strong link between erection problems and heart disease
• How they can organise fundraising events to help tackle men’s health

4. The Men’s Health Forum’s work on Men’s Health Week 2012 is supported by Bayer and Pfizer Ltd.

Page created on May 25th, 2012

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