Remember, Remember Mo-vember
Together, we’ve taken men’s health in the UK by the scruff of the neck Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, and women step up to support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men’s health – specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Movember was established in 2003 by a few friends over a beer in a pub just outside Melbourne, Australia. During Movember, men grow a moustache for the month, getting friends, family and colleagues to donate to their effort. Men and women can also choose to Move or Host a Mo-ment. They want men to take action to live happier, healthier, longer lives and do this by investing in these critical areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Movember has created a movement of over 5 million supporters across the world, funding more than 1,200 innovative men’s health projects across more than 20 countries.
Also in November we celebrate International men’s day, this year being on 19th November.
It is an occasion to celebrate boys’ and men’s lives, achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to nation, union, society, community, family, marriage, and childcare. The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic awareness towards men’s issues.
This year the theme for International men’s day 2022 is;
Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys.
Men face a series of health challenges that need to be addressed.
These core themes help to address some of the issues that affect men and boys such as:
–The high male suicide rate, 3 times higher than women.
–The challenges faced by boys and men at all stages of education and work including redundancy and unemployment.
–Men’s health (including male cancers), shorter life expectancy and workplace deaths – plus the health impact of Covid-19.
–Male victims of violence, including sexual violence, domestic abuse, forced marriage.
–The challenges faced by men as parents, particularly new fathers and separated fathers.
–The negative portrayal of men, boys and fathers.
We recognise so many things during the year, but often all things Men tend to be forgotten, as other celebrations are pushed to the forefront. This month at Strands we’ve created an offer just for you guys, so come on all you Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, book that man in your life an appointment now, for his special Mo-Ment.
A donation pot will also be available in salon if you wish to donate.