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Movember, Men’s Health Awareness Month

The Healthy EmployeeBrain power Movember, Men’s Health Awareness Month

Movember, Men’s Health Awareness Month

Movember is a global charity, but what do they stand for?

Tackling…

  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Mental health
  • Suicide prevention

How can you get involved in Movember? Movember in the workplace.

 

On average, men die 6 years earlier than women, largely through preventable causes. Movember is a global charity is committed to increasing awareness, support, funding and education around men’s health. Ultimately enabling men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.

 

Suicide

Globally, every minute, a man dies by suicide. In the UK, 75% of suicides are men.

What can we do?

  • Talk
  • Ask
  • Listen
  • Encourage action
  • Check in

The importance of employee mental health.

 

‘70% of men say their friends can rely on them for support, but only 48% say that they rely on their friends. In other words: we’re here for our mates, but worried about asking for help ourselves. Reaching out is crucial.’

 

Papyrus – Aims to reduce stigma associated with suicide and increase awareness of young suicide through phone, SMS, and email.

Calm – Seeks to prevent male suicide offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via their helpline and website.

Mind – Information and support to make sure no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.

 

 

Cancer

Prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Currently 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime.

Testicular cancer has doubled in the last 50 years. Those most at risk are aged 25-49.

Processed foods are driving up cancer risk.

 

 

5 things men need to know to improve their health

  1. Spend time with people who make you feel good
  2. Talk, more
  3. Know the numbers – Age 50, talk to your doctor about prostate cancer. If you’re black, or have a father or brother with prostate cancer, talk to your doctor when you’re 45. Know your numbers, know your risk.
  4. Check yourself – Get to know what’s normal for your testicles. Check regularly and speak to your GP if you notice a change.
  5. Move, more

 

We offer a corporate nutrition workshop that specialises in men’s health – Mens health workshop for more information.

Get in touch to discover how we can assist your organisation and improve workplace health.

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