Men’s Health Week 15-20th June

 

The statistics on men’s health issues demonstrate a crisis in the wellbeing of our menfolk.

Men are far more likely than women to die from mental health crises, alcoholism, drug abuse, heart disease, infectious diseases such as Covid-19, cancer and smoking-related diseases. In the UK, 1 in 5 men dies before the age of 65.

This year, Men’s Health Week is taking place from 15th to 20th June, and we have three special one hour workshops, all presented by our fully qualified and experienced male presenters, for your employees to access virtually:

“Kindness and Compassion for Men” – Evolution and societal pressures have traditionally encouraged men and boys to feel that kindness and compassion are weak or “feminine” traits. However, kindness and compassion are attitudes and practices that require honesty and courage – and allow us to face up to the difficulties of our own lives and relationships, and respond to ourselves and others in a way that is supportive and empathetic. This ground-breaking session is presented by James, our cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy specialist, and explains the obstacles and instincts that exacerbate rather than alleviate our suffering, and provides a range of practical techniques to enable and facilitate compassion and kindness both towards ourselves and others.

“Men’s Health” – this fantastic one hour workshop is created for men, by our award-winning men’s health specialist, Peter. The session enlightens and informs men about their wellbeing, and encourages men to get their minds and bodies on track. Highly interactive, the session covers physical activity, weight, safe alcohol consumption, cancer symptoms, prostate health, hypertension, mental health, accessing health services, and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

“Men’s Mental Health” – men in Britain are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues. Suicide rates are three times higher for men than women, alcohol and substance abuse is rife, male self-harming rates are escalating, and eating disorders in boys and men are becoming more prevalent.  This excellent men’s mental health workshop is presented by one of our male counselling psychotherapists, Chris, and educates men in the myriad ways they can enhance and improve their mental health. Includes signposting to your company’s existing professional mental health resources and those accessible in the wider community.

 

Get in touch with us at [email protected] for more information and prices.

www.mindfulnessintheworkplace.org

Men’s Health In The Workplace

The statistics around men’s health are very worrying indeed. Men have far, far higher levels of physical and mental health problems than women, and yet men’s understanding of health issues and levels of access to health services are astonishingly low.

Some of the incredible statistics around men’s health include:

  • Men are nearly 3 times more likely than women to become alcohol dependent
  • Men report significantly lower life satisfaction than women
  • Men have measurably lower access to the social support of friends, relatives and community
  • Men are far less likely to access health services
  • Men are more likely to be obese
  • Men are more likely to have complex physical health problems
  • Only one third of NHS psychological therapies users are men
  • Less than 20% of private counselling and psychotherapy clients are men
  • The peak age for stress-related mental health issues in men is 45-54 – far higher than other age groups
  • Over three quarters of people who kill themselves are men
  • Suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35
  • Men are more likely to use illegal drugs and die from them
  • Boys are performing less well than girls at all levels of education

As most men spend a majority of their time in the workplace, it is clear that more awareness of men’s health issues should be raised in the workplace, and that men’s health services should be made more available at work.

Men’s Health in the Workplace is our programme of physical and mental health awareness, prevention and remedy services for men’s health issues, delivered with knowledge, care and sensitivity to men of all ages and stages, in their workplace.

Our Men’s Health Awareness Workshop is the perfect way to introduce awareness and discussion of mental and physical health to the men in your workplace.  The workshop is presented by our Men’s Health Specialist, Peter Baker, who has over 20 years experience in training, public speaking, policy, strategy and service development, advocacy and lobbying, research and analysis, social marketing, equality and diversity.

As well as our Men’s Health Awareness Workshops for the men in your workplace, we can also provide men’s MOT health checks, improving mental health and resilience workshops, confidential one-to-one counselling sessions, nutrition workshops and individual sessions, physiotherapy workshops and individual sessions, yoga and pilates classes, and massage – all in your workplace.

If you’d like to start a conversation around men’s health in your workplace, or to book a Men’s Health Awareness Workshop or any other of our wellbeing services, please contact Nick Winfield at [email protected] or call 07773 767248.

www.mindfulnessintheworkplace.org

 

 

 

 

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