Here at the Hewitt Centre we are proud to be supporting International Men's Day 2023.  

Did you know that in the UK, 1 in 7 heterosexual couples are affected by fertility issues. 50% of fertility problems are due to the man, yet male (in)fertility is still not adequately addressed, acknowledged or encouraged to be openly discussed.  

Trouble getting pregnant, for any length of time, can be upsetting and stressful. Feeling stressed, whatever the cause, can affect your relationships and your sex life, which in turn can make conceiving even harder.

Men's Health and their fertility can be affected for a number of reasons and it is important that men seek the help and support they need. 

There are several organisations, nationally and locally who can provide advice and support about a number of health related concerns, including fertility health, genital health, physical health - and mental health. All of which can play a factor in male fertility. 

Male fertility

HIMfertility | Fertility Network (fertilitynetworkuk.org)

Male Infertility Support and Statistics | HIMfertility

Fertility Network | Male Fertility Problems | Fertility Network (fertilitynetworkuk.org)

Listen to Tam, one of our specialist Andrology team talk about male fertility and sperm. 

https://fb.watch/obAnvdcJh2/

 

Testicular and genital health

Men's Health Forum (menshealthforum.org.uk)

Testicular cancer UK | Testicular cancer symptoms

Axess Sexual Health - Axess Sexual Health

Prostate problems - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Check Your Balls - It's in the Bag (itsinthebag.org.uk)

Fitness and physical health

Men's health - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Live Well - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Men's Health UK (menshealth.com)

Mental health and support

 The Reach Men’s Centre

The Reach Mens Centre is a men’s support group that works to bring men together in a social gathering as a way of fighting isolation. This group aims to offer mental health support to its members. The Reach Mens Centre uses group meetings and social activities like a pool as a way of making it easier for men to bond. They how guest speakers and skill training as part of offering social help.

The ManWell Way

The ManWell Way is a charity that aims to support the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of men in Liverpool. It is a group that is open to men from all walks of life, race, sexuality, and religion. The group reaches out to men who feel isolated and marginalized in the Liverpool area.

Mensgroup

https://mensgroup.com/mens-group-liverpool/

Men’s Group is an online-based support group that helps men in improving their well-being. It is the perfect option for anyone in need of group therapy,

Mensgroup facilitates different online long-term and short-term men’s support programs and plans weekend retreats for members. Whether you need a support group to heal from mental health issues or just need mentoring support, there is a group for every man on mensgroup.com. 

James Place

https://www.jamesplace.org.uk/

Their mission is to stop men dying by suicide.

Death by suicide is preventable, yet, in England & Wales in 2021, 5,583 people* died by suicide of which three-quarters were men. Suicide is still the single leading cause of death of men under 50.

James’ Place saves the lives of men in suicidal crisis. They offer free, life-saving treatment to men in suicidal crisis at centres in Liverpool

Trans Services and health 

NHS Mersey Care Trans Support Services

https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/our-services/liverpool/trans-support-service

Trans Support Service (TSS) is provided by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. 

The Trans Support Service supports transgender, and gender non-conforming people aged 18 upwards living in Liverpool, Sefton, and Knowsley, by listening to and informing them of available options to relieve their gender distress and empowering them to move forward with their lives. Find out further information about Gender Identity Clinics (GIC’s).

Other support:

www.Mermaidsuk.org.uk

Home | Terrence Higgins Trust (tht.org.uk)

Home – Body Positive (bpcnw.co.uk)

Trans Support Service (TSS) (merseycare.nhs.uk)

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