Men's Health Week 2016

Men’s Health Week 2016, a national campaign that promotes men’s health, begins on Monday 13th June and lasts until Sunday 19th June 2016 - which is Father's Day.

Sadly, more than 100,000 men a year die prematurely, and one man in five dies before the age of 65.

We are supporting Men’s Health Week to help make a difference. During this week, we're asking everyone to unite and work together to raise awareness and improve the health and wellbeing of men and boys. 

Show your support on social media by tweeting us using the hashtag #MHW2016.

We are running a number of activities to support Men’s Health Week:

Free Men's Health advice and support 

The Trust and the Public Health team have organised a Men’s Health Week stand to be available to the public in Weston General Hospital’s main foyer, on Thursday, 16th June, between 11am-3pm.

People can come along and gather information and advice on improving men’s health and wellbeing.

Take Ten to improve your health 

We've launched a new walking initiative for people to take time out of their day in order to be more active.
The initiative, titled ‘Take Ten’, has been set up to give all everyone the opportunity to follow a walking route around the hospital whilst enjoying some of the scenery. 
The ‘Take Ten’ route is approximately one kilometre in length and takes around ten minutes to complete – burning up to 50 calories in the process. 

The Take Ten trail  begins outside the front entrance of the hospital - with signs marking the start of the route.

Taking in views of the gardens of the hospital, all routes follow clearly marked paths. Benches are also positioned along the route allowing the opportunity to rest at regular intervals.

Regular walking has also been shown to reduce the risk of some chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

The launch of Take Ten coincides with Men’s Health Week (13-19th June).

The theme of Men's Health Week 2016 is beating stress, with walking and exercise being highlighted as major factors in releasing stress before it turns into something more serious.

For more advice on stress, check out Men's Health's stress busting tips here

For more general advice, NHS Choices covers five health symptoms that men shouldn't ignore.