FACT: The average man can expect to be seriously ill for 15 years of his life. We want to do something about that.
Malehealth.co.uk is run by the Men's Health Forum, the UK's leading charity working to improve men's health. It was relaunched in June 2002 during the UK's first national men's health week, redesigned in autumn 2003 and, finally, redesigned again in 2010. Yes, web 2 has been a long time coming here.
Malehealth is here to provide essential, accurate, easy to use information about the key health problems that affect men. Packed with tips, expert advice and details of how men can check their own health and use health professionals more effectively, malehealth provides the down-to-earth and practical rsources men need to lead healthier, happier lives.
Although we accept sponsorship and advertising from those who share our aims, this is not a commercial site which means that you, the user, can be sure of top quality, easy to read independent health advice checked by experts.
Malehealth doesn't have all the answers any more than anybody else does. We want to hear from you too. We want to learn from other men and, much more importantly, to provide men with the opportunity to share questions, information, experiences and ideas about their health.
Men's health is not as good as it should be; malehealth is part of the treatment.
This site is run by the Men's Health Forum, the UK's leading independent voluntary organisation working to improve men's health and health provision. The Forum also runs its own site, the Men's Health Forum for all healthcare professionals interested in this growing field.
The malehealth site is targeted at the general reader and as such should not be seen as reflecting MHF policy. The MHF does not give health advice to individuals; it makes policy recommendations to organisations.
The malehealth site is edited by Jim Pollard, a journalist, editor and writer with a particular interest in men's health. His work has appeared in broadsheet and tabloid newspapers, men's and women's magazines and for organisations and publishers from the Readers' Digest to the Health Development Agency and other voluntary organisation and websites. He is author of seven books including the acclaimed All Right, Mate? An Easy Intro to Men's Health.
The CEO of the Men's Health Forum is Peter Baker, a leading advocate for men's health as well as a journalist, writer and former editor of this site. Former secretary of the Guild of Health Writers, health editor of Maxim magazine from 1995-1999 and co-author of The MANual: The Complete Man's Guide to Life, his ground-breaking second book, Real Health For Men was published in 2002.
Dr Ian Banks provides key specialist support to the site. Dr Banks is a GP, president of The Men's Health Forum, the British Medical Association's spokesperson on men's health and author of the acclaimed series of health manuals published with Haynes including the best-selling Man Manual. He is also author of Ask Dr Ian About Men's Health.
More about books by Jim Pollard, Peter Baker and Ian Banks and the opportunity to buy them at the malehealth bookshop.
The information provided by the publishers of this site has been written by specialist health writers and checked for accuracy by qualified medical advisers. The overall quality of the site is monitored by malehealth's editorial advisory group. We are committed to keeping this site up-to-date and to correcting any errors as soon as possible. If you notice any inaccuracies, please tell us so we can put things right.
Obviously any information you give us when you contact the site such as your email or other personal details will remain strictly confidential.
Editor: Jim Pollard
Malehealth is run by:
Men’s Health Forum
32-36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EH
The MHF is a Registered Charity (No. 1087375) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 4142349 - England).
Page created on June 24th, 2003
Page updated on August 6th, 2010