November is Movember or Men's Health Awareness Month with International Men's Health Awareness Day falling on November 19th.
Men's Health Awareness Month is dedicated to bringing awareness to a wide range of men's health issues from mental health to suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
You can sign up and get involved in different ways at https://uk.movember.com
Globally, men die on average six years earlier than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have to be that way: we can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives.
Some men don’t like asking for help, but we are encouraging you to reach out if you need to. Speak to a friend, family member or colleague.
In the UK, prostate cancer kills 10,000 men every year. The prostate is a gland. It is usually the size and shape of a walnut and grows bigger as you get older. It sits underneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine out of the body. The prostate's main job is to help make semen – the fluid that carries sperm. Prostate Cancer UK is available for support and information.
Some men don’t like asking for help, but we are encouraging you to reach out if you need to. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Speak to a friend, family member or a colleague and see your GP if you have any health related concerns.
Our message to men
- Spend time with people who make you feel good
- Talk more
- Know the numbers
- Know thy nuts
- Move more
- Take notice of what's going on in your body and mind.
- Go and see your GP or use NHS 111 if you're concerned about any symptoms.