The aim of Movember is to address the often-overlooked and neglected health issues affecting men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention
When November rolls around, you might notice an increasing number of people sprouting facial hair, from dashing moustaches to grizzly beards. No, it's not a sudden fashion trend; it's Movember! This annual campaign aims to raise awareness for men's health issues, and it's an opportunity for everyone to join the fun!
What is it about?
The aim of Movember is to address the often-overlooked and neglected health issues affecting men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. It encourages people to grow facial hair throughout the month, sparking conversations about these issues and the importance of early detection and treatment.
Why should I support it?
Take a look at some of these statistics -
- Men's health:
- Men die 3.5 years younger than women in the UK
- Each year, more than 4,300 men die by suicide in the UK
- In the UK, 3 out of 4 deaths by suicide are men
- In England and Wales, suicide is the leading cause of death among men aged 20–34
- Prostate cancer
- Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men in the UK
- One man dies from prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK
- Testicular cancer
- Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men in the UK
- Almost 35,000 men are estimated to be living with or beyond a testicular cancer diagnosis in the UK
What has your SU done to help?
Last year, through our sports clubs and societies, we encouraged and provided support to them to be able to raise as much money as possible for the cause, and we’re super pleased to say that our students raised over £40,000!
Check out our What's On page to get involved with our Movember 2023 events.