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Men’s Health Week at the Virtual Village Hall, 12-16 June

In June, organisations all over the world marked International Men’s Health Week, raising awareness of men’s health and wellness issues. To mark the occasion, Men’s Health Week at the Virtual Village Hall encouraged men to reflect on their health. Men’s Health Week featured an exciting programme of content, dedicated to supporting men’s mental and physical wellbeing. A team of inspiring and insightful men (including some well-known faces) shared advice, information and support, and there were exercise classes, meditation and yoga to soothe the mind, body and soul.

Presenters: Jim Pollard, Men’s Health Forum and Dr. Marcus Maloney, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Centre for Postdigit

Many of us worry about the impact of tech on our mental health but what can we do about it? In this session, Jim introduces the theme for this year’s Men’s Health Week: Men and the Internet.

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Tutor: Max Walsh, meditation and yoga teacher

Join meditation and yoga teacher, Max, for a guided meditation using the flame of a candle.

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Tutor: Mike Springer, chef

Join Mike Springer, award-winning Caribbean chef and owner of Big Mikes Calypso Kitchen, Croydon as he shows us how to make 'Vegan Fried Chicken' and Caribbean channa curry.

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Tutor: Andy Osborne, fitness coach and personal trainer

Join personal trainer, Andy, for an interval-based workout that includes both strength and conditioning exercises.

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Presenters: Dave Rennie, yoga instructor, with Matthew Pritchard, mental health campaigner and endurance athlete

Join the Virtual Village Hall’s resident yoga instructor, Dave, as he introduces Matt to the power of slowing down.

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Tutor: Andy Osborne, fitness coach and personal trainer

Join personal trainer, Andy, as he discusses the importance of exercise and shares tips on ways we can get moving more.

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Tutor: Koen Bouckaert, Personal Trainer and chef

Join highly experienced personal trainer, Koen, as he shows us how to make his favourite simple summer dish: a zingy salmon and fresh salad with noodles.

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Presenters: Dr. Hilary Jones MBE, GP, author and medical broadcaster with Jim Pollard, Men’s Health Forum

Dr. Hilary Jones MBE, GP and medical broadcaster, joins Men’s Health Week to discuss common health challenges faced by men.

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Tutor: David Rennie, yoga teacher

Join yoga teacher Dave for a gentle yoga class that explores meditation, breath practices and physical postures to calm the mind and strengthen and stretch the body.

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