The European Healthy Stadia Network and the national Illegal Money Lending Team are helping spread the work about Men's Health Week.
The Men's Health Forum recognises the opportunity that sports venues provide in reaching men about their health and not just about exercise. Our work on men's mental health has highlighted the impact work, unemployment and financial problems can have on men's mental wellbeing. We are delighted to be working with these new national partners on this year's Men's Health Week.
The European Healthy Stadia Network was founded in late 2009 to help develop sports stadia as settings that can inspire fans, stadia staff and local communities to improve their health and wellbeing. The Network offers support and guidance to stadia on adopting health promoting policies, shares examples of current practices amongst members, and advocates on key public health issues of relevance to a sports stadia context e.g. men’s health. Since April 2010, the Network has received funding from the World Heart Federation, through its role as official health partner in UEFA’s Football and Social Responsibility (FSR) partnership portfolio.
The Illegal Money Lending Team is a Trading Standards project across England. Dealing with loan sharks can have a massive impact on mental health, from stress and worry to attempted or actual suicide.
Both organisations can help health professionals and organisations improve the way the way they work with men. We have more about their resources and services in the Men's Health Week resource pack. Sign-up for updates on Men's Health Week and access to the resource pack.