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Men's Health Week

13 June 2022

13 to 19 June is Men's Health Week and this year the theme is 'Time for your MOT'.

This is not just a physical MOT, but one for your mind too – your mental health and wellbeing are just important as your physical health. The Men’s Health Forum has produced an MOT for the Mind booklet with evidence-based ways to improve your mental wellbeing.

If you need support with your mental health, please find some services and resources below:

  • Good Thinking is a free digital mental health service commissioned by the council that provides support to those who feel anxious, sleep-deprived, stressed or sad
  • Men's Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter. Sheddington is a Men's Shed in Teddington welcoming new members
  • Walking Football  is a slowed down version of the game designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. Check out if there is a session near you.
  • Richmond Wellbeing Service offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies and specialist support for adults. You can visit the website or give them a call on 020 8548 5550
  • If you need mental health support in a crisis, you can call the South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust 24/7 Mental Health Support Line on 0800 028 8000.
  • Samaritans provide free, 24/7 support if you need someone to talk to. You can call them on 116 123

As part of #menshealthweek, men are also encouraged to get an NHS Health Check if aged between 40 and 74 and have not been previously diagnosed with diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease or stroke. You should get an NHS Health Check every five years.

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Updated: 13 June 2022

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