South West London Integrated Care System is committed to men’s health.
Using what we’ve learned through our men’s health survey, mental health and wellbeing hubs and occupational health, we’ve developed tailored resources and offers to support men’s health for staff in South West London.
FutiTalk is an initiative designed to improve your physical fitness while having a safe space to open up and talk about what’s on your mind.
This offer is free for South West London health and social care staff – all ages and abilities are welcome. There are 20 spaces available each week on a first come first served basis.
Join in at Goals Wimbledon, every Saturday.Complete our online form to register your interest
For more information about FutiTalk:
Walk and Talk
The walks are run by men, for men and solely for those who work within the blue light and military services. This is so that likeminded people who can relate to each other are able to attend the walks and be supported in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
The walks are held weekly for an hour and there is no pressure for anyone to open up about what they are going through, they can attend and listen to others, walk in silence or talk about the weather.
There is also no pressure to attend every week but the walk leaders will be there come rain, hail or snow. They all have a lived experience of their own personal mental health struggles and all receive training in how best to support those in attendance. They are able to offer support during or after the walk and can sign post into other services as necessary.
There are Walk & Talk 999 group walks springing up in many parts of London which you are very welcome to join.
In South West London, there is one at Richmond Park – join the group every Wednesday at 10:30am at the Roehampton gate coffee shop.
You can connect with the group on Twitter @WAT999SW
Movember is taking on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.
DIY Man MOT
We’ve been through a lot these past couple of years, so for Movember it’s time for men everywhere to give themselves an MOT.
While there’s been a focus on the pandemic, some people may have taken their eyes off other serious conditions. For example, prostate cancer diagnoses are down, not because prostate cancer is getting rarer, but because men haven’t been seeing their GPs to get diagnosed.
So what can you do? Simple, take the DIY Man MOT. You’ll find all you need, including links for further information.
Go and see your GP or use NHS 111 if you’re concerned about any symptoms.
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK‘s top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. They invest millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
Manup? raises awareness about mental health among men. There are times when we laugh. Other times, we get serious. We sometimes discuss awkward topics. Occasionally, we will make a mistake.
Founded by a man who wished to change mental health for the better, men talking to men about mental health developed into a fully registered charity that is chipping away at stigma.