10 June is the start of Men's Health Week
29 May 2013
UCL Occupational Health would like to remind UCL staff that 10 June is the beginning of Men's Health Week.
Men's Health Forum (MHF) is a charity that provides an independent and an authoritative voice for male health in England and Wales and tackles the issues and inequalities affecting the health and well-being of men and boys. This year the Forum aims to tackle stigma surrounding men’s mental health and promote mental well-being and help-seeking in men.
MHF has long highlighted that 75% of all suicides are by men and that 73% of people who go missing are men. Research by the charity Mind has found that 37% of men surveyed described themselves as feeling worried or low with the top three concerns being job security, work and money.
As well as Mental Health, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common cause of death and premature death for men in the UK. Men are also 60% more likely than women to develop heart disease and are almost twice as likely than women to develop Angina.