MEN'S HEALTH

In this section of the site we've got dedicated links, webinars and videos all around support for men.

We'd encourage everyone to use this section to help friends, family and colleagues to learn and understand more about men.

Men's health awareness month

Throughout November, and ahead of International Men's Day 2021, we're hosting a series of videos, key resources and material which will spotlight 4 hot topics shaping the world of Men's mental and physical health. Each week we will be covering one of these topics:

  1. Men's Health (cancer awareness)

  2. Men's Mental Health, Suicide, Talking More

  3. Alcohol Intake

  4. Moving More

Tune in throughout the month of November to explore a range of wellbeing resources available for you.

Men's Health (Cancer Awareness)

Men's Mental Health

More Than OK

Globally on average, 1 man dies by suicide every minute of every day (Movember.com)

70% of men say their friends can rely on them for support, but only 48% say that they rely on their friends. In other words: we’re here for our mates, but worried about asking for help for ourselves. Reaching out is crucial.

More Than OK wants to help change that.

It's about taking those extra milliseconds to say ‘How’s it going?’ or ‘What’s new with you?’ rather than just asking are you ok? Just those few extra words can make the world of difference. It can open the door to a conversation that someone might really need.

See below all the different ways in which we are raising awareness of men's mental health and some very useful links.

Check out these videos below that delve deeper into reasons why men don't talk and what you can do to start a conversation with the men around you

Why don't men talk?

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Starting a conversation

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Alcohol intake

Are you concerned about your alcohol intake?

Maybe you feel that you're drinking too much or too often. Perhaps it's a habit you'd like to better control.

It's always wise to check with your doctor who should be able to help you decide whether it is best for you to cut back or to abstain. People who are dependent on alcohol, or have other medical or mental health problems, should stop drinking completely.

Arming yourself with strategies, knowing what triggers you to drink, staying within the low risk drinking guidelines and taking drink-free days are all small steps towards big results.

If you’re trying to cut down on alcohol, aiming to have some alcohol-free days is one of the best ways to go about it. But if you’re used to drinking regularly, this can be easier said than done.

If you don’t drink a lot at one time, you might not think there’s any need to change your drinking habits. But drinking “little and often” can still mean the units rapidly add up. Click here to learn what 1 unit of alcohol is. For example, a medium-sized glass of wine with dinner every day can mean you’re consuming around 16 units a week. Guidelines recommend that to keep health risks from alcohol low, it’s safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis.

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There are many long-term health benefits from cutting down on alcohol. These include reducing your risk of:


You may notice short-term health benefits too if you have alcohol-free days. These may include:

  • feeling less stressed or anxious

  • improvement in skin conditions

  • helping with weight control

  • Improved sleep


Move more

An active lifestyle is the most powerful way for a man to remain healthy. We know that regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to reduce and manage many chronic conditions and improve mental health, and that’s what makes it so vital for a healthy body and a healthy mind.

How much exercise is enough?

It’ recommended that an adult should do at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every week, including at least two strength sessions. That might seem quite a lot, but when you think about it, it’s only 30 minutes five times per week. If that seems too much to start with, then try doing 3 x 10 minute sessions every day and eventually build up. Remember something is ALWAYS better than nothing. Here are the benefits of 30 mins of daily exercise!

Exercise Right’s tops tips to get moving:

Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore, and every little bit counts. Here’s a few tips for increasing your activity and moving more this Movember:

  • Grab a friend – working out with others helps with commitment and motivation

  • Take the stairs instead of the lift

  • Use the opportunity to walk during your lunch break, home or work

  • Take a “walking meeting” to reduce time spent sitting at work

  • Join a team – sports are a great way to stay motivated

  • Get off the bus/train a couple of stations earlier

  • Just move – even if it’s just 10 minutes – every little bit counts

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checks through the ages

Getting the right checks at the right time in your life is key to staying on top of your health.

Our checks through the ages document steers you in the right direction to make sure you're getting the regular checks ups needed.

Useful links

Andy's Man Club