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Self-Man - men and self care

The MHF is a partner in the annual Self Care Week. This year's has just passed but I have been catching up on an interesting project at York Uni.

The Self-Man research looks at the fundamental questions on how men with long term conditions manage their health. It asks: How effective, accessible and acceptable are self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions?

I spoke with Dr Paul Geldas at York who is leading the research with a team spread across universities in Glasgow, Manchester and York. It is well underway too, here's yesterday's update: 

This is no small project. It's funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

Find out more in the Self-Man research project newsletter and follow them on Twitter.

This is all good news but raises the question: why has no-one done this before?