Each Year Movember is responsible for thousands of moustaches on mend faces in the uk and around the world, with men growing moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.
The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health." By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
More information https://uk.movember.com/
Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the UK.
More information at
Prostate cancer Support Group Droylsden, contact Steven Wilson - 07940 566604, Email DroylsPCS@live.co.uk
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 25-49.
More information at
Baggytrousers local Tameside based charity promoting awareness of signs and symptoms of testicular cancer and support for those affected by testicular cancer.
Poor Mental Health Raising awareness of the risks of poor mental health for men & where to get help
More information and support available at
Local Support for Men’s Mental Health – Andy’s Man Club
Andy’s Man Club aim to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and create a judgement-free, confidential space where men can be open about the storms in their lives. They aim to achieve this through weekly, free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups for men aged over 18.
With a service used on a weekly basis by almost 2000 men, and an army of 500+ facilitators, the movement is always continuing to grow on a week-by-week basis.
They run talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm, have a storm brewing in life or just want to meet a good group of people with the aim of improving one another. No referral, no registration and no charge. Even the brew and biscuits are free.
The group meets every Monday at 7 pm (except bank holidays) and the nearest one is based in Manchester.
Head to Andys Man Club Manchester | Manchester | Facebook to find out more.
If you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help.go to any hospital A&E department, call 999 and ask for an ambulance
If you need some support right now, but don't want to go to A&E
contact your GP for an emergency appointment or the out of hours team call NHS 111 (England)
contact the Samaritans on freephone 116 123, they're open 24 hours and are there to listen