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.
The Men’s Health Forum has teamed up with the GMFA, the gay men’s health charity to produce Man To Man, an easy-to-read introduction to health for men who sleep with men.
Based on the Man Manual, I wrote it with excellent gay health writer Kristian Johns and edited and designed it.
The Man Manual, the latest publication from the Men’s Health Forum, strives to pull together everything the average bloke needs to know about his health in a simple, easy to read 36 page package.
I’ve been way too closely involved to be objective but I’d love to know if you think we’ve succeeded in this, the third edition of a landmark publication.
- More about The Man Manual
The answer is long-term conditions (LTCs). The number of people with multiple LTCs is expected to increase by a million in the next three years. Already over half of men have at least one LTC.
Heard of a JSNA? Course you haven’t. Trouble is it seems a lot of councils are unaware of their purpose too.
A new report from the women’s organisation Rosa has shown how the 2008 recession and subsequent austerity measures have disproportionately impacted the women’s sector.
It’s one of the classic conundrums of men’s health – two thirds of men are overweight or obese but only 10-30% of those on weight-loss programmes are men. This is true regardless of who runs the programme: commercial company, local authority or charity, they all struggle.