Movember in November is the quirky way the men in our lives raise awareness for mental health, prostate and testicular cancer. Movember began in the classic Australian manner between two friends and some beers, wanting to use the symbolic moustache to ‘change the face of mens health’.
These Mo Bros are stepping up to take a stand to seek more funding for health initiatives that increase the chance of survival against formidable challenges facing men. Movember is also proudly the one charity taking on issues regarding mens health through global events!
On a grassroots level, men are changing their mindset about coping in silence when faced with everyday issues ranging from stress levels through to confronting cancer diagnoses. 70% of men say their friends can rely on them when needed yet only 48% say that they rely on their friends.
How can you make your mates matter more? Make time to connect with friends and listening to each other assists men to increase levels of trust and can decrease a sense of isolation, especially if the men we know are tackling health issues.
Globally, 5.6 million men are living with prostrate cancer
Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer in young men
Mental health and the dark spectre of suicide is mostly preventable
Men and ladies too, if you are looking to grow your own Movember movement, you can donate or grow a moustache (gents!) or host an event for the men in your life that you can support and know that you are making a difference for mens health.
Need to get involved? Want to take better care of your mind or your mo? Click on the link below!