Secure Man is a joint venture between the Men’s Health Forum and the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (which provides mental health care to those people living in Birmingham and Solihull).
Male mental health is in crisis. Men make up just a third of referrals to NHS talking therapy services yet account for three-quarters of suicides. Something doesn’t add up.
Some very interesting interviews. Purplespace is a social business with a big mission: To make it easier for employees to navigate the experience of ill health, disability or the experience of an accident or injury, at the same time as flourishing at work.
The anthem of the Paris branch of the NUJ. It was written after a couple of French trade unionists wandered up to our freshly-unfurled NUJ banner at a Parisian demo (I can’t remember which: perm one from 157) and enquired of our assembled horde of perhaps four: ‘mais, c’est quoi le Nooj?’ You can almost hear the Gallic shrug. The song attempts to answer this excellent and surprisingly complex question.
Video by the seriously talented photographer Nigel Dickinson, who also wields a mean smartphone. Recorded in Paris at the Balbuzard, a very fine Corsican resto near République in December 2017.
The fourth EP of demos from Borrowed Times. (Songs mostly Fennessy/Pollard.)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cancer and other serious diseases in both sexes. Girls in the UK are vaccinated. Boys are not. Continue reading →
The growing diabetes crisis is quite literally decimating men with one in ten now affected.
In the UK today there are already over 750,000 people of working age living with cancer. I am one of them.
Simple but effective.