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The importance of men’s health all year round

Despite Men’s Health Week soon coming to an end, this is not something to be disregarded for the rest of the year.

There can be a lot of stigma surrounding men reaching out for help when they are struggling, be it physically or emotionally.

But, as a society, we must challenge this and embrace the mentality that seeking help when you need it is a necessary thing to do.

What is Men’s Health Week?

The aim of this year’s Men’s Health Week is for men across the UK to give themselves an ‘MOT’.

This includes going for those GP check-ups that have been put off, either due to Covid, or just procrastination.

Over the course of the pandemic, Macmillan has estimated that approximately 50,000 cancer diagnoses were missed, and data has revealed that early-stage cancer diagnoses fell by a third in the first lockdown alone.

The campaign runs from 13-19 June, but we encourage men to embrace this approach every day!

How can men improve their well-being?

The phrase ‘man up’ is still used far too often, and the harmful connotations of this mean that men are often fearful of admitting when they are ill. 

Whilst it can be daunting, it is important to go for regular check-ups and take notice if you think something may be wrong.

The quicker that a diagnosis is received, the quicker that treatment can start, which improves the chances of it being effective.

Find out more about Men’s Health Week here.  


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