With the success of previous National Men's Health Weeks, and the momentum increasing behind gender specific approaches to health generally, we expect the 2008 week to be the biggest yet. Next year, the week will take place 9th-15th of June.
The theme for 2008 is men and work; although as in previous years we remain fully committed to encouraging a diverse range of related activity, whether that is connected to the main theme or not. The week will have three broad areas of focus:
NMHW will not be a negative event focusing on the problems that exist but will instead seek to promote a positive view of how the problems can be tackled by highlighting — and encouraging — good practice. It will signpost how health professionals and others working with men in the workplace can seek to improve their health outcomes. It will also seek to demonstrate to employers that there is a sound business case for action to improve the health of their male staff, especially for companies employing large numbers of men.
Completing the registration form will ensure that you receive regular updates about the week as well as details about the NMHW2008 Resource Pack (which will once more be disseminated online) and the NMHW2008 Haynes Mini Manuals. The Men's Health Forum will also be collating a compendium of activity around the country prior to the week. Details about this will be sent to all those who register in the New Year.
As with last year, we are planning a range of national events and activities that will both complement and draw attention to the work that is going on at a local level, including a national conference. Registering with us will ensure that you are updated about these activities. Therefore, please could you complete the form below by the end of May 2008, but the sooner you register, the more information you will receive to support your work. I hope that you decide to take part in this event of growing both national and international significance.
All those who register will be contacted in March with details of the resource pack, national events and other elements of NMHW, including the Haynes mini manuals we will be producing. If you have any queries before this, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Matthew Maycock, National Men's Health Week Development Officer
NB. If you submit this form the Men's Health Forum may use the information you have given to contact you. Some contacts may be automated. You can always opt out of communications at any time by contacting us.
NB. If you are in Scotland please register at the following link:
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