Posted on December 3rd, 2019
Movember: Lets talk
‘Movember’ is an annual campaign which aims to raise awareness around a number of issues concerning men’s health. PM PROjEN were delighted when some of our Personnel decided to get involved by growing a moustache to help raise awareness of men’s health.
Shane Pugh and Jamie Lloyd both took part in growing moustaches over the month of November in order to get more men talking about their health issues and quash the stigma that still stops a lot of men from opening up, (often resulting in men ignoring symptoms when they are feeling unwell or trying to cope on their own).
Here are just some of the key areas the campaign focused on this year:
• Prostate and testicular cancer – The campaign raised funds for services that contribute to researching and curing cancer, as well as improving the lives of those living with it.
• Physical inactivity – Physical inactivity is taking a major toll on our health. The campaign encourages men to exercise more and promotes projects that encourage men to get physically active.
• Poor mental health – The campaign aims to reduce the stigma associated with men’s mental health problems so men feel confident in talking about their experiences and seeking help when necessary.
Statistics show that Men have a 14% higher risk of developing cancer than women and a 37% higher risk of dying from it. Prostate and testicular cancer are the two most common cancers in men. Suicide is the leading cause of death for men aged 20-49 in England and Wales and the numbers are growing amongst older men. Shockingly, men account for 78% of all suicides. The life expectancy for men in the UK is nearly four years less than women.
By raising awareness about common men’s health issues and raising money for leading charities, we can all help to break down stigmas and encourage men to take their health seriously.
PM PROjEN would like to say a massive thanks to Shane and Jamie who worked to raise awareness of these key issues and received £400 of donations for a worthy cause. We would also like to thank all others who took part in raising awareness of these issues.
‘Movember’ is a great opportunity in helping make sure that the men in our lives stay in our lives for a very long time.
#yourdoughwillsaveabro – https://uk.movember.com/