The Men’s Health Forum is the voice for the health and wellbeing of men and boys in England and Wales.
Our goal is the best possible physical and mental health and wellbeing for all men and boys. There is one premature male death every five minutes and far too many men and boys suffer from health problems that could be prevented.
What we believe:
We work to achieve this through:
MHF was founded by the Royal College of Nursing in 1994 and became an independent charity in 2001. The Forum works across a number of health and related issues.
• Physical activity
• Workplace health
• Mental health
• Access to primary care.
Our work focuses particularly on those groups of men with the worst health and we are striving to ensure that we take account of the diversity of men and their needs.
Successes include our campaigns for a screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysms in older men and for the National Chlamydia Screening Programme to target young men as well as women. As a direct result of our work, Department of Health policy on pharmacy requires services to address the needs of men and national cancer policy also takes account of gender differences.
In 2009, we became a strategic partner of the Department of Health. In 2013 we were appointed as a strategic partner of the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England. This programme sees us working alongside government to help health providers and third sector organisations improve the health of men and boys.
The Men's Health Forum (England and Wales) is a registered charity (No 1087375).
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Page created on December 3rd, 2003
Page updated on August 28th, 2013