• 14May

    A guide to engaging men in self-management support

    The Men’s Health Forum’has published a new guide, ‘How to engage men in self-management support‘, that pulls together the findings of the Self Man project  at York University, the first ever analysis all the available evidence on men’s experiences and perceptions of various self-management support interventions and activities.

    The management of long-term conditions (LTCs) is one the greatest challenges facing the NHS. Already, LTCs account for 70% of the money spent on health and social care in England including half of all GP consultations. And the number of people with multiple LTCs is expected to increase by one million in the decade in 2018.

    Over half of men have at least one LTC. A research group at York, Manchester, Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian Universities have conducted a systematic review of qualitative research looking at how to ensure that programmes supporting people with LTCs reach them?

    This ‘How To…’ Guide condenses the findings from that review into practical, user-friendly advice for those whose job it is to design and deliver LTC services.

    A free download of the Guide is available here.