Men's Health Week

Monday, 10 June 2024

Your Guide to Staying Healthy in Greater Manchester

This Men's Health Week, it's time to shine a spotlight on the importance of maintaining both physical and mental health for men of all ages. From regular check-ups to support groups, Greater Manchester offers many resources to help you stay on top of your health game. Here’s everything you need to know to live your healthiest life.

Why Men's Health Matters

In Greater Manchester, men’s health statistics reveal the urgency of addressing health concerns. Men are more likely to suffer from serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and mental health issues. In the UK, men live on average 3.7 years less than women, with heart disease and cancer being the leading causes of death. Regular health checks and a proactive approach to wellbeing can significantly improve life expectancy and quality of life.


NHS Cancer Awareness Campaign

The NHS has launched a new campaign to coincide with Men’s Health Week, focusing on raising awareness about oesophageal cancer.

The campaign Don’t ignore the burn: NHS launches new cancer awareness campaign in Greater Manchester, targets men aged 55 and over, who are at higher risk for this type of cancer. The aim is to encourage men to seek medical advice if they experience symptoms such as persistent heartburn.

The Importance of Mental Health

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Men are often reluctant to talk about their feelings, leading to issues like depression and anxiety going untreated. In Greater Manchester, there are numerous resources available:


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Staying Healthy Together

Conversations about health and making small, consistent changes can have a big impact. Whether it's joining a local support group, scheduling regular check-ups, or simply reaching out to a friend for a chat, every step counts.

This Men's Health Week, let's commit to a healthier, happier future. Remember, taking care of your health isn't just about adding years to your life, but adding life to your years. Stay strong, stay connected, and stay healthy!