Men’s Health Awareness Week 2024

June 10, 2024

Men’s Health Awareness Week 2024, hosted by the Men’s Health Forum, aims to encourage men to speak up and share their stories.

Starting June 10th and ending on June 16th (Father’s Day), Men’s Health Awareness Week allows fathers, brothers, sons, and male friends to open up to one another, shedding light on the health difficulties that men face and removing the stigma around seeking help.

Get Involved in men’s Health Week 2024


Check yourself:

Many of us struggle to find the time to check up on our health as work, family, relationships, tragedy, and many more of life’s unpredictable events interfere, leaving our health unchecked.

If you’re having trouble finding time for a check-up,  the Men’s Health Forum have designed a quick and easy 7-step health check that you can perform yourself from the comfort of your own home by visiting.

Taking the time to check yourself is a great way to stay in tune with your health, allowing you to detect potential health issues early and receive treatment on time.

If you are concerned by any of the results following the test, see your GP.

Also, if you are aged 40 to 75 and do not have a pre-existing health condition, you are eligible for a free NHS Health Check. The check can tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.

During the check-up you’ll discuss how to reduce your risk of these conditions, and if you’re aged over 65, you’ll also be told about symptoms of dementia to look out for.

You should be invited to an NHS Health Check by your GP or local council every 5 years.

If you think you are eligible but have not been invited, contact your GP surgery to find out if they offer NHS Health Checks or contact your local council to find out where you can get an NHS Health Check in your area.

Find out more about the NHS Health Check via the NHS website here.


Men’s health awareness week is also an opportunity to reconnect with the things we miss most. It could be giving a call to an old friend you haven’t spoken to this year, having that kickabout you hadn’t gotten round to, or stepping away from your computer and going outside to the place you love most.

Whatever you’re missing, reconnecting can help you build a network that encourages healthier lifestyle choices, provides emotional support, and raises awareness about important health issues.


Men’s Health Awareness Week also helps to educate people about men’s specific health challenges, by providing information and resources. This knowledge helps to empower men by sharing experiences, supporting one another, and seeking advice.

Free Courses in England is partnering with the HM Government and the Department for Education to offer a free online men’s mental health course.

‘The signs, symptoms, and triggers of poor mental health in men’ is an accredited level 2 qualification that includes certification and is 100% online, giving you the flexibility to study where and when you want

For more information and to book a place see here

Mates in mind are running a free webinar ‘How to create positive mental health in and through work’ from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

This webinar will look at practical ways organizations can start the conversation about mental health, address the stigma that surrounds it, and create positive mental health in and through work.

For more information and to book a place

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