Leading up to Father’s Day on Sunday this week marks Men’s Health Week, a time to raise awareness and take action on the health issues that affect men such as prostate cancer, heart disease and mental health. The jmcare group share some resources to help improve our wellbeing at work and at home.

Men’s Health Week encourages men to take control of their physical and mental health by promoting healthier lifestyle choices and regular medical check-ups which could offer prevention or early detection of potential health concerns.

Mates in Mind, a UK charity working to raise awareness and address the stigma of poor mental health in the workplace, reports that stress, anxiety and depression account for one-fifth of work-related illnesses in the construction sector. Sadly, construction workers are also more than three times more likely to die by suicide than the average person.

This is why we need to break the silence, support each other, and foster a positive culture of health within our industry. There are many helplines and resources available to support you including:

https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/mhw

https://www.matesinmind.org/need-help.html

https://www.lighthouseclub.org/

https://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/health-and-wellbeing/helpful-links/mens-health-week

Some quick tips for better health:

  • Get moving – even walking can have a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Aim for a balanced diet and reduce alcohol intake.
  • Get regular check-ups with medical professionals.
  • Sleep well – aim for around 7-8 hours per night.
  • Check in with yourself – review how you feel and seek help if needed.
  • Try a new hobby – this could be individually or as a group for added social benefits.

Imagery Credit: Mens Health Forum

Credit: jmcare group

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