NATIONAL MEN'S HEALTH WEEK 2009:
This 'pack' brings together the essential information for Men's Health Week. It is for organisations who have registered for the week. If you haven't yet done so, please register first to get all the latest news and emails.
Since it was first held in 2002, National Mens' Health Week 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 theme of the 2008 Week was men in the workplace. It focused on three main areas:
There is a short history of previous weeks at NMHW a Short History (clicking on this link will take you out of the 2009 Resource Pack into the 2008 Resource Pack.)
The 2009 week, the eighth such event, will focus on men's access to health services. The Week has two main objectives:
This year's web-based resource pack, developed to maximise limited resources for the week, broadly follows the same structure as the 2008 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 and we'll see what we can do.
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.
Men's Health Forum Scotland
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street
Glasgow G31 1JF
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. (HAVE WE DONE THIS FOR 2008?)
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 2009 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 February 27th, 2009
Page updated on December 1st, 2009