NATIONAL MEN'S HEALTH WEEK 2008:
This 'pack' brings together the essential information for Men's Health Week.
Since it was first held in 2002, NMHW has grown in size every year and is now a firm feature on the health improvement calendar. Each year NMHW focuses on a different area of policy relevant to men's health. Previous weeks have looked at:
The 2008 week, the seventh such event, will focus on men in the workplace. The week will focus on three main areas:
This year's web-based resource pack, developed to maximise limited resources for the week, broadly follows the same structure as the 2007 version building on users' comments in the post-week evaluation. We'll welcome your comments once again after the week is over.
We do not want to exclude anyone from receiving information information in the resource pack. Therefore, if online is not suitable for you and you or a colleague would prefer certain sections sent to you in hard copy, please let us know using the box at the foot of this page.
Plans for NMHW will continue to develop right up until the date of the Week itself. This Resource Pack and all the other material on the site is best regarded as 'work in progress'. Check back here and on the main MHF site (www.menshealthforum.org.uk) regularly and look out for emails.
The Forum's popular mini-manuals will once again be available this year for Men's Health Week.
These booklets, produced in partnership with iconic motor publishers Haynes, are well-suited to a male audience and large numbers can be produced relatively cheaply. They are usually 16-page/A5-sized but are a very flexible resource.
In accordance with the ethos of NMHW, the MHF is working closely with Men's Health Forum Scotland (MHFS) and Men's Health Forum Ireland, where activity will also focus on men and mental wellbeing. However, please note that the MHF is organising NMHW in England and Wales only.
Events in Scotland are co-ordinated by Men's Health Forum Scotland. For more information visit mhfs.org.uk.
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Wellpark Enterprise Centre
Tel: 0141 550 7515
Events in Ireland, are being organised by Men's Health Forum Ireland. For more information vist mhfi.org.
Men's Health Forum Ireland
Manager of Flexible Training Unit
Killinarden Enterprise Centre
Republic of Ireland
Tel: 003531 4664280
The evaluation of NMHW 2007 has now been completed.
We would welcome your thoughts on the organisation and content of NMHW2008, including this resource pack and other pieces of work relating to the week. You can feed your thoughts back to us very quickly and easily by clicking on the link below:
As you can imagine, we anticipate being very busy in the run-up to NMHW 2007 and especially so during the Week itself. We will try to answer all enquiries as quickly and efficiently as we can but it would certainly help if you could contact us, in the first instance at least - by e-mail. The address to use is:
It might also be that the answers to some of your questions can be found on our website at:-
or at our sister site:
Thank you for your continuing commitment to this important work - and good luck with whatever you decide to do!
The Men's Health Forum is a registered charity (no. 1087375) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 4142349 — England. Its registered office is at Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HR
Page created on April 17th, 2008
Page updated on December 1st, 2009