Men’s health awareness is a vital topic, yet one which remains underdiscussed and underactioned.

One in five men die before the age of 65; two thirds of men are overweight or obese and three quarters of premature deaths which come from heart disease are males. Men are more likely to smoke, consume alcohol to dangerous levels, consume too much salt and red meats – as well as too little fruit and veg, and are twice as likely to have liver disease.

Additionally, men’s mental health poses a real concern too. Over three quarters of suicides are male, and suicide is the biggest cause of death for men who are under the age of 45 – one man every two hours will die from suicide. One in eight men suffer from mental health problems, yet men are less likely to access psychological support than women.

This area aims to promote awareness of men’s health issues, while providing the kinds of resources and support needed for men to be healthy, mentally and physically.