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What are you doing for Movember?

  • Testicular cancer mostly affects men aged 15 – 49 years of age.

  • Every 45 minutes across the UK, one man dies from prostate cancer – that’s more than 11,500 every year.

  • 75.1% of suicides registered in the UK in 2020 were men.

  • 1 in 4 people in the UK experience mental health issues every year.

November has become a month for raising awareness of men’s health, including prostate and testicular cancer. The movement, Movember, was coined in 2003 by two mates who met up for a quiet beer. Since then, the movement has gained momentum and to date gains support from over 6 millions Mo Bros and Mo Sisters around the world. 

What Can You Do?

When it comes to raising awareness of Men’s Health, there are a number organisations that can help you navigate actionable tasks and open communication.  

Movember

Firstly, you can become a Mo Bro or Mo Sister and support the Movember Foundation with their fundraising within the month of November. On their website they provide various ways in which you can get involved. 

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation provide a variety of resources that can be used to promote World Mental Health Day and raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing amongst your workforce, including:

App

HSE Resources

HSE have developed a variety of resources to help manage stress, mental health and wellbeing within the workplace. These are a few of the tools that are relevant to the Construction Industry:

Lighthouse's Help Inside The Hard Hat Campaign

Lighthouse are also running the Help Inside The Hard Hat campaign to raise awareness of poor mental health within the construction industry. 

LHC Help Inside Hard Hat

Training

At the Construction Health & safety Group, we provide subsidised Mental Health First Aid Courses that are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to help you manage your own mental well-being, as well as provide you with the skills to deliver initial support and guidance to those around you suffering with their mental health. We advise that after three years of completing your Mental Health First Aid Course that you attend a refresher to keep your knowledge up-to-date and relevant. 

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