We are hearing from men in Calderdale how they manage their health

July 11, 2023


a man smiling and text saying "let's help men's health"


We are speaking to men across Calderdale and Kirklees to understand better their ability to manage their health and wellbeing.  


text saying "busting myths around men's health"


Health and wellbeing mean different things to different people, we spoke to one resident who helped bust some myths about men’s health. Here we ask the following myth-busting questions.

Click the boxes below to hear each answer:

 image with text saying "myth: men don't like asking for help around their health"          text saying "myth: men don't like to visit the GP with a health issue"          text saying "myth: it's not ok for men to cry and share their feelings"         


More general chat around men’s health


           text saying "would you talk to friends and family about your mental health?"          Text saying "How could health services help improve men's health?"



Better health for yourself and others

There is currently a growing emphasis on self-care and self-management of health. We would like to ask males how you manage your health and wellbeing, how confident are you doing this and what barriers you face when it comes to improving and maintaining your health and wellbeing.

Above, is myth-busting with the help of one man. We want to get the big picture and would love to hear more views from men in Calderdale and Kirklees. Please email info@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk if you would like to be involved in our project, and we will contact you for more information.  Or let us know what’s working for you and what isn’t and what you think could be done better in our latest survey. We make sure NHS and social care managers hear you and use your feedback to improve care for everyone.

Share your views

Here’s how Guillermo told us he looks after his health and wellbeing

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And we hear from one resident

Roger is a full time carer for his disabled wife.  We asked him if he prioritizes his health, here is what he told us:

text saying "Roger is a carer for his wife, but what about his own health?"



We hear from  two regular members of a local community health and fitness group, about their health. 


                            text saying "what benefits do you get from taking part in this regular group?"            text says "Do you do anything else to look after your own health?"           Text saying "if you needed help with your health, who would you contact for advice?"     

                        image of a heart with pride colours inside                "Why do you come to this fitness group?"           Do you do anything else to look after your health?



If you need someone to talk to, we are here to listen, please get in touch with us Telephone: 01422 412141 or Email: info@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk  We can help you get the support you need. You can also find our Top 5 men’s health resources here

Let’s hear it men, is part of our ongoing ‘Never Heard’ work to give a voice to people who need it most.

Read about the impact of Never Heard


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