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.
Article for Be Healthy, the UK’s biggest health and wellbeing title published by the Benenden Healthcare Society mutual.
Men’s health ain’t complicated as this ten tips to combat the big five killers shows.
Link to article: tackle the big five
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.
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 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
Heard of a JSNA? Course you haven’t. Trouble is it seems a lot of councils are unaware of their purpose too.
The aim of Eat. Drink. Don’t Diet was to write the first book about food and diet that men would actually bother reading from cover to cover.