Supports Men's Health
Neurosupport Centre in Liverpool is opening it's doors to the men of
Merseyside on 20 Wednesday June 2007 - hosting a Men's Health Event. 16
organisations involved in health and fitness will have stalls and
there'll be all sorts of information on every aspect of Men's
The Neurosupport Centre is in the heart of Liverpool and exists to
provide information and support to people with neurological
conditions, their families and carers. Marketing Officer Danny Start
says:- "Our wonderful and fully accessible building has hosted
many exhibitions, conferences and events over the years-and we hope
Men's Health Day will become a regular fixture in our events
Neurosupport has organised the day with the help of Liverpool Health
promotion service. The day will commence at 9.45 am-opened by the
Lord Mayor of Liverpool. The day will be chocker block full of
information and will include stalls from the North West Stroke
Association, Merseyside Diabetes Support Group, the Health Inclusion
for Men project and 'Fag Ends' - a give up smoking
presentation by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Centre-to name but a few.
Visitors will be able to get a blood pressure check, carbon monoxide
check and learn about healthy and eating and getting some exercise.
And there will be a yoga presentation and examples of how reiki and
relaxation techniques can help a man's health.
The day takes place in Men's Health Week-aimed at raising awareness
of Men's Health and encouraging more men to present to doctor with
their health problems. Men are less likely to visit the doctor when
they have symptoms, lumps and bumps, aches and pains and this
reluctance can lead to more serious illnesses not being identified
early enough. Danny says:- "Hopefully the day will give men
all the information they need to make decisions on their health and
make 2007 the year they start to eat healthily and take more regular
Men's Health Day takes place at the Neurosupport Centre, Norton
Street Liverpool from 10am to 4pm and, if the success of previous
Neurosupport events is anything to go by, should be a busy day.
Danny says:- "If the man in your life needs that extra
push-tell him to come along!"
Thousands register for radio poll
they listen to the radio more often than they did 2 years ago -
that’s according to the early findings of the biggest ever poll on
the future of the industry.
The Big Listen survey is being carried
out by YouGov on behalf of RadioCentre, the body which represents UK
The Big Listen online poll has got off to a flying start with
thousands of people voting in the 1st few days of the week-long
Special programming all week is encouraging listeners to
take part at
thebiglisten.com and on
Sunday 17 listeners will have the chance to tune in and add their
voice to a live debate on 60 Commercial Radio stations across the
country. The Big Listen rates radio above all other major
media for trustworthiness. But the industry is undergoing rapid
change and the regulator Ofcom is currently conducting a
consultation into the future of radio.
Produced by LBC, the 2 hour show on Sunday night will be hosted by
Toby Anstis and will look at the development of Commercial Radio
over the last 33 years and analyse how it will develop in the
digital world of the future.
There will be debate with guests
including Tony Blackburn, Richard Park, Scott Mills, Simon Bates and
Nick Ferrari. ‘The Big Debate’ will air from 10pm to midnight
and James Whale will host a similar show at the same time on Talk
Sport and Talk 107 (in Edinburgh).
“We’ve had a fantastic response so far in our nationwide poll
of listeners, which goes to show how important radio is in our
This is a critical time for the future of radio and it’s
great to see so many people getting involved in the debate.
stage survey gives a good indication of how much people value radio
- we look forward to seeing the results of the online poll, which
will tell us just how the listeners feel about the changes that are
happening in the industry today.” said Andrew Harrison, RadioCentre