Movember - Men's Health Month
Movember is a movement for men's health. For 30 days in the month formerly known as November, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas rally to support the cause, get people talking and raising funds for men's health projects. Movember tackles prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
All around the world fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn't being talked about. Men are dying too young and we need to talk about it!
- Testicular cancer strikes early. It’s the most common cancer in men under 40
- Men die 3.5 years younger than women in the UK. So what kills men?
- Heart and circulation problems
- Cancer - particulary Testicular & Prostate
- Respiratory problems
- Liver disease
- Stress and mental health - including suicide. Each year, more than 4,300 men die by suicide in the UK.
Mental health problems left untreated can lead to self-harm and even suicide. In England and Wales, suicide is the leading cause of death among 15-49 year old men. Remember to talk, ask and listen and be a man of more words this Movember!
Take advantage of free check-ups available to you - Adur & Worthing Wellbeing MOTs are free and available to all. Call the Hub on 01903 221450 or email to book your MOT today.
Have a look at the Movember website for more information on the Movember movement and what it stands for.
Grow a Mo and save a Bro!
Further help and advice can be found here:
Men's Health Forum - one man in five dies before the age of 65. Together we can - and must - change that. Join the Men's Health Forum and get fast, free, independent health information.
One You - take the How Are You? quiz. Check in with how you're doing and get ideas for simple steps to a healthier you.
NHS Health Check - take advantage of free check-ups to detect any potential health issues early. Click to find out how to get a FREE NHS Health Check.
Prostate Cancer UK - they work closely with the Movember Foundation, specifically raising awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.