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Men’s Health Week 2021

Men's Health Week raises awareness of the health issues that affect men disproportionately, and focuses on getting men to become more aware of health problems they may have or could develop and gain the courage to do something about it.

Almost everyone’s mental and physical health has been challenged or affected in some way by the lockdowns and insecurities of the last 16 months. As we emerge from what we hope will be the worst of the pandemic, questions, concerns and anxieties remain. Men's Health Week 2021 (14-20 June) asks: how do we move forward? 

As part of the University’s Mind, Body & Soul offering, we have curated a small selection of events for the week and would love you to join us.

Conquering Stress – 15 June, 4pm-5pm

An online session providing useful tips to reduce stress in your life.

The event will be led by Parmjit Basra, who has been facilitating self-development courses for over 20 years and runs his own consultancy in Leicester.

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Connect Over Coffee – 16 June, 10.30am-11.30am

Join Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager, Sarah Van Zoelen, Nadine Skinner (EDI/People & Organisational Development) and various members of our Staff Networks for an informal chat about anything men’s health-related, particularly in light of Covid-19 as we emerge from 15 months of restrictions.  
As this is our pilot Men’s Health Week programme, we’d also love your ideas on how we can expand our offering in the future. Just bring yourself and a cup of tea or coffee!

Staff and PhD students are welcome to take part, irrespective of gender.

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Exploring Men’s Mental Health – 16 June, 2pm-5pm

This face-to-face workshop led by external facilitator Ian Beever will be a mix of discussion, short films and reflection time around the subject of men’s mental health. Topics include Masculinity Reconstructed; Role Modelling; Men’s health – visible and invisible differences; and looking at perceived differences in how men deal with depression, substance abuse, stress, sexuality, work pressure and extreme behaviours.

Ian Beever is a freelance consultant and trainer who provides regular training at Loughborough University and a number of other HEIs. He is currently designing a programme around the complexities of male mental health and masculinity.

This session is open to male and non-binary staff members and PhD students.

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Men’s Health Webinar – 17 June, 1pm-2pm

This session is open for all to attend, whether you are looking to focus on your own health or gain knowledge to help the men in your life.

This webinar pinpoints the specific risk factors that men are most susceptible to, both in terms of physical and mental health. Knowing about these risks, and understanding their causes is the first step towards addressing them effectively. Once you’re in the know, even small adjustments to your eating, exercise and other lifestyle habits will make a big difference in disease prevention for a longer, healthier life.

This session will be covering topics such as emotional wellbeing, sperm health, man flu, sleep, and conditions men are more susceptible to.

Book your place by emailing Chris Burton at

Meditation – 18 June, 9.30am-9.45am

To close Men's Health Week, Natalie Steel from our Faith and Spirituality team will lead a short guided online meditation to ease you into your day and feel refreshed, calm and ready for the weekend.  

This event is open to all staff and students, irrespective of gender. If you haven't tried online meditation before we'd encourage you to try it as part of Men's Health Week.

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If you have any further queries about Men’s Health Week, please contact Nadine Skinner or Paige Norris