Movember 2021 is well underway and once again the leading charity changing the face of men’s health is urging people to ‘Take Action’. It is simple actions such as checking in on a mate; opening the conversation about mental health and checking yourself that make a huge difference. A new study by the charity revealed that nearly 60% of men never, or very rarely speak about their mental health.
2021 Mo Bro ambassadors, All Ireland Football winner, Cathal McShane (Tyrone); Olympic boxer Emmet Brennan and celebrity chef Eoin Sheehan are throwing their weight behind the upcoming campaign.
Sadly, three out of every four deaths by suicide in Ireland are male and only four out of 10 regularly check for symptoms of testicular cancer- despite it being the most common cancer among young men. The research also found that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the emotional well-being of men, particularly among young men aged 18-24, with over 63% claiming their mental health has been impacted by the global pandemic.
This year’s campaign aims to provide funds to support research and services into three of the biggest health issues facing men: mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. There are many ways to take part; you can Grow a Mo, Move 60km for Movember, host a ‘Mo-Ment’ or simply ‘Mo Your Own Way’.
For more information visit: ie.movember.com/register