|Did you know that globally, men die, on average, six years earlier than women? Or that in the UK 20% of men (that’s 1 in 5) will die before the age of 65? Most of these premature deaths occur due to reasons that are largely preventable, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide (the biggest killer in men under 35).
But it doesn’t have to be this way. By breaking down the barriers that typically prevent men from engaging with and talking about their health, we can start to change these statistics and help men to lead much healthier, happier and longer lives.
We’ll be looking at exactly how we can do that, and the crucial role that employers can play, in our upcoming webinar to mark Men’s Health Month and we’d love for you to join us!
Taking place on 29th November, ‘Changing the narrative on men’s health – how employers can make the difference,’ will be hosted by Medigold Health’s Chief Nursing Officer Nicky Piper and Occupational Health Physician Dr John Colvin and feature a guest appearance from our Health Awareness campaigner, former England rugby player Steve Thompson MBE.
During the webinar, we’ll explore:
· the main factors contributing to men’s poor health outcomes
· the top health issues facing men, including warning signs and symptoms and how to reduce the risks
· why we need to focus more on men’s mental health and how to open up the conversation on this vital topic, plus tips on how to look after yourself and others
· the important role employers can play in changing the culture and attitudes around men’s health and educating working age men on the health issues that disproportionately affect them.
Steve will also be talking about his personal health struggles since being diagnosed with early onset dementia in 2020 and why he’s determined to share his story to help others going through similar experiences.
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