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Men's Mental Health Week


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Men's Mental Health Week is celebrated each year in the week leading up to Father's Day, falling between June 10th and June 16th in 2024.  This period offers a great chance to involve fathers, brothers, sons, and male friends in conversations about their health, highlighting the importance of men's well-being within your family and community. 


How can I get involved in Men’s Health Week 2024? 


Taking part in Men’s Health Week is your chance to promote a holistic approach, shine the spotlight on men's health and support the well-being of men around you. 


Here are some of our recommendations that support men's health and wellbeing: 


  1. Man MOT - A quick and easy health check you can do at home. Click here to take the DIY-man-mot online.

  2. Men’s Health Forum talks about Prostates. Click here to visit their website.

  3. Prostate Cancer Risk Checker - It's the most common cancer in men, but the earlier you find it, the easier it is to treat. Click here to check your risk in 30 seconds.

  4. Men's mental health charity MAN UP offer videos and support.  The adopted term of ‘MAN UP’ as we know it, needs to be challenged.  Don’t just brush yourself down and get on with it. Click here to learn more and watch their videos.

  5. Andy's Man Club – mental health charity running talking groups for men and create a judgement-free, confidential space where men can be open about the storms in their lives. #ITSOKTOTALK Click here to visit their website.

  6. If there’s a man in your life who you suspect has difficulties with their mental wellbeing, there are some practical steps you can take to help him. Click here to visit Lloyds Pharmacy’s online doctor.


Support for Dads 


  1. DadTalk Virtual sessions for expecting dads help you prepare for your new arrival. 

  2. DadPad was developed with the NHS, DadPad gives new dads and partners and dads-to-be the knowledge and practical skills necessary to be able to support you and your partner and give your baby the best start in life. The Dadpad is available as a booklet and in an App. 

  3. DigiDad is an online E-Learning platform full of father friendly content.  




If you feel overwhelmed or if it's an emergency, please reach out for help. 


If you need someone to talk to contact the Samaritans 24-hour help line, open every day of the year. Call 116 123 


If you need medical advice and support fast, but it’s not life threatening, call your GP or NHS 111.  You should always call 999 in an emergency- for example when someone’s life is at risk, or someone is seriously injured or critically ill.    


If you are worried about an adult's welfare who lives in Northumberland, contact OneCall. Phone: 01670 536 400  Email address: onecall@northumberland.gov.uk 

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