Movember UK is a charity dedicated to tackling testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Therefore, improving the quality of life for men. Movember is every November and this year they have one goal. This is to stop men dying too young.
The Movember Foundation states “the state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year.”
What are the statistics?
Research by Prostate Cancer UK has revealed that 11,819 men now die from prostate cancer ever year in the UK. Therefore, the male-only disease is now the third most common cancer to die from, after lung and bowel cancer.
The Movember Foundation states that testicular cancer strikes early and it’s the most common cancer in young men in the UK. There are around 60 testicular cancer deaths in the UK every year, that’s around 1 every week according to Cancer Research UK.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Globally, every minute, a man dies by suicide according to shocking statistics by The Movember Foundation. The ONS states just over three out of four suicides are by men and suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35.
For more information on Movember and advice on health issues for men, please visit www.uk.movember.com.
How to get men more involved in their health at work?
Engage and educate men about their health and wellness
The annual health awareness programme provides targeted campaigns to engage your people in their personal health and wellness. Therefore, it is a popular and effective method of selecting topics to align with national health awareness days. So, simply select 12 subjects from a selection of 24 health topics including mental health, sleep, exercise, healthy eating, cancer and more… Each monthly campaign toolkit includes 3 fact sheets, a top tips poster, a support leaflet signposting your people to national support agencies associated with the topic.
Provide them with the right support
MyMindPal is a powerful new platform that brings together some of the newest and best thinking in behaviour change to help your team get and stay happy. Best of all, it only takes 5 minutes a day. Most importantly, it helps build resilient teams who need to feel less stressed and have better working days. MyMindPal is digital platform that employs cognitive interventions and mindfulness practices to positively shift the way people think and behaviour.
Offer Lifestyle Screening Days
Health assessments help engage your people in their personal health & wellbeing. Sickness should not define health! Health assessments can save lives by detecting health issues early, or when they are easier to treat. It provides employees with an overview on their health. Firstly, it gives a clear picture of where they are now. Secondly, it indicates what lifestyle changes need to be made to become healthier.
If you would like to offer an Annual Health Awareness Programme, MyMindPal or Health Assessments to your employees, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.