Serious Drinking is a joint venture between the Men’s Health Forum and Drinkaware that aims to provide men with the facts about alcohol in a readable and non-nagging way. I wrote, edited and designed.
No, not an unspotted typo. The Dutch Pharmacy Project for the European Men’s Health Forum was designed to get men in the Netherlands to use pharmacies for health advice, particularly about weight. I wrote the copy and designed the leaflet and accompanying website in Adobe Muse.
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.
Three-quarters of people who take their own lives are men so male suicide prevention is a major challenge for those interested in improving mental wellbeing.
For World Suicide Prevention Day, I created a z-card and associated social media shares for the National Suicide Prevention Alliance. I wrote and designed the asset and the great John Byrne provided the cartoons.
The Samaritans had seen the Beat Stress, Feel Better booklet I did with John and wanted something that would resonate with men when they first started feeling down, that would be interesting to read and would provide some practical help at this early stage.
Serviced by the Samaritans, the NSPA bring together over 60 organisations. That’s a lot of stakeholders so it was quite a project to manage.
Men’s Health Week 2016 looked at the question: how do you beat stress? I wrote the copy, designed the materials and edited the video to the tightest of tight deadlines. Includes the Survival Guide to Euro 2016.
- More at menshealthforum.org.uk/mhw16
Toolbox Talks, which I designed, wrote and edited for the Men’s Health Forum, are for employers and team leaders to get over key health messages in a short accessible manner.
This is a poster I did for comedian John Ryan. His Serious Glee initiative uses humour to get over health messages. It works because John never forgets that funny comes first. The poster features great original cartoons by John’s cousin as well as the adorable Loopiejuice font (Mac users will find it hidden away in iMovie) which is a near perfect font for comedy, the Laurel and Hardy of typefaces.
A new infographic for the Men’s Health Forum showing the scale of the challenge still facing men’s health campaigners.
- See the graphic full size in all its glory on the Forum’s stats page
Your Body, Your Health is one of the best projects I’ve ever been involved in. I edited and designed the booklet which was written by two trans guys Lee Gale and Lewis Turner.
The suicide rate is now at its highest since 2001 and three-quarters of those deaths are male. Many of the men are unknown to local mental health professionals; women are far more likely to be treated for a mental health problem.