Beat Stress video

We know that 3/4 of suicides are male. Beat Stress (beatstress.uk) is an initiative from the Men’s Health Forum designed to intervene long before it gets to that point and when intervention is easier. It’s an anonymous online chat and email service using non-stigmatising language such as stress rather than heavier, loaded words such as mental health or depression. This video features guys just talking about what they do to beat stress. The dancer is the Beat Stress project manager Chris Stein and the music is Midnight by Vanilla, a UK-based hip hop and electronic producer. Big thanks to him.

On beatstress.uk itself there’s another really simple video on how to use the service.

Men’s health at work

Article for IIRSM’s Insight. The IIRSM are the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management, the professional body for health and safety practitioners based in UK.

The article looks at the wider implications for employers of the fact that 20% of their male workforce will die before they retire and what they can do to help reduce premature death in their workers.

Link to article: the bigger picture

Doctors awards for my publications

Three booklets which I edited and in two cases wrote were ‘Commended’ or ‘Highly Commended’ in the British Medical Association’s Patient Information Awards 2016.

The Man Manual and Your Body, Your Health were both ‘Highly Commended’ and Man To Man was ‘Commended’ in the awards which are made by doctors.