Actively Supporting Men's Health and Wellbeing

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CHAPS is a registered charity which aims to raise awareness and support the development of new health services directly targeted at men’s needs to enable them to take care of their own health and well being.

Originally founded in 2000 as a local prostate cancer charity – Colchester Has Active Prostate Support – CHAPS now aims to be an advocate for all men’s health issues.

Key issues and how to get advice

The causes of premature male deaths are well known: heart disease, smoking, prostate cancer, diabetes to name but a few. Unfortunately men are notoriously slow to react to early warning signs of illness and rarely ever seek medical attention until something has actually gone wrong.

Furthermore men, especially the middle aged, have shown little interest in actively seeking out a healthy lifestyle or the resources available to achieve this. We aim to change this.