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To mark Men's Health Awareness Month, we are sharing 10 resources relating to men's health, including information about male cancers, how to engage men earlier and insights around the impact of traditional ideas of masculinity on patient safety.
*Trigger warning: some of the content below focuses on suicide.
Since 1996, Orchid has been working to save men’s lives from testicular, penile and prostate cancer through a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns and a world-class research programme.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, but most men with early prostate cancer don’t have symptoms. Use this risk checker to find out what you should do.
This handbook from the Samaritans provides a set of principles upon which wellbeing initiatives for men should be based, drawn from what men have said is important to them. By following these principles, wellbeing initiatives are more likely to be effective for, and appeal to, men going through tough times before reaching crisis point.
This patient resource created by Prostate Cancer Research aims to equip patients and the public with information about prostate cancer. It contains information on testing and diagnosis, treatment choices, living with side effects, and clinical trials.
Top tips for men on keeping healthy and advice on prostate and testicular cancer.
In this article, the World Health Organization (WHO) focuses on how masculinity norms can discourage men from recognising and seeking help for mental health problems.
Developed to support healthcare professionals at the front line of prostate cancer diagnosis and care, Prostate Cancer UK's Best Practice Pathway uses easy to follow flowcharts to guide healthcare professionals deliver best practice diagnosis, treatment and support.
It is well-established that significantly fewer men are diagnosed with or treated for mental health disorders compared to women, with suicide rates being three times higher in some countries in men than women. Watch the recording of the World Health Organization (WHO) seminar, which took place in Copenhagen, on this complex topic.
This investigation reviewed the diagnostic and treatment pathway for testicular torsion. There was a predominant focus on delays and the human factors associated with the pathway. The investigation identified system-wide recommendations designed to prevent delays to the identification and treatment of testicular torsion happening in the future.
This blog explores men's mental health – how men are reluctant to seek support when they are struggling, why the suicide rate is so high, what initiatives exist to encourage men to seek help and what more could be done.
Share your insights and experiences
Have you, or a loved one, experienced any of the issues raised in this blog? Would you like to share your insights to help improve outcomes in men's health?
Perhaps you work in men's health and can share some of the barriers to safe care and what you believe needs to change to improve outcomes.