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Movember 2018 – Stop men dying too young

by aldc on 24 October, 2018

Do you know the reason behind the month of the moustache?

The Movember Foundation exists to help prevent early death for men across the world and Movember itself was created to highlight some of the most common illnesses that affect men’s lives. Mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. You can help protect our fathers, brothers, sons and friends by helping to draw attention to these health problems.

This Movember the foundation are asking you to grow, move or host your way to saving lives. Go to uk.movember.com to find out more about how you can get involved this Movember.

Mental Health

3 out of 4 suicides in the UK are men and it is the biggest killer of men aged 20-49 in England and Wales. Liberal Democrats have been calling for more funding for mental health services for years, delivering new maximum waiting times and trying to raise the profile of these often overlooked services. Luckily open conversation can help us to tackle this extremely common problem. Raising awareness through Movember and removing the taboo from how you talk about mental health could help someone you love.

Globally, one man takes his own life every minute, of every day. This Movember, why not make your Move – for them.

Commit to walking or running 60 kilometres over the month. That’s 60 kilometres for the 60 men we lose each hour, every hour – the men who should still be here today.

People from every walk of life can suffer from poor mental health and too few keep quiet about it. It’s estimated that 1 in 4 people in the UK will have mental health problems in their lives. You are not alone!

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the UK. It kills 1 man every 45 minutes here. Over at the Prostate Cancer UK website you can find out if you’re at risk and what to do if you’re worried – www.prostatecanceruk.org

Testicular Cancer

2,400 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year in the UK. It is the most common cancer for men under 40. If you have any questions you should visit this NHS website – click here

If you notice something, do something

You know your body better than anyone else. If something feels wrong get to the doctor. Both Prostate Cancer and Testicular Cancer can be treated more successfully the earlier they’re found. Don’t risk it, go to the doctor.

 

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