It’s November – that can only mean one thing



Yes, it’s “Movember” the month when men grow moustaches to raise money for the Movember Foundation.

We are all aware of how serious ‘man ‘flu’ can be and how a little cold can turn a big strong man to give in to his cold. It’s funny how ‘man ‘flu’ seems to have become a little bit of a standing joke amongst both sexes, but on a more serious note, if men suspect something is wrong they will generally keep this to themselves, not even sharing their health concerns with their partners.

Men are traditionally seen as strong, taking care of things and for some, they see illness as a weakness. They put their families, work life, careers and finances first but sometimes this can be to the detriment of their health. They ignore things that they should get checked out or at least give attention to, some have a tendency to bottle things up, especially worries, which in turn can lead to stress, anxiety, depression or even sickness, disease and in severe cases even suicide.

It is well documented that men are more likely to ignore a health problem when it occurs and according to the Movember Foundation, the state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience longer-term health issues than women and die on average six years earlier. They state that poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute – shocking statistics.

The Movember Foundation’s aim is to stop men dying too young and it hopes by 2030 to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.

If you are worried about the health of the man in your life or you are a man and are worried about something please visit your GP or alternatively if you are experiencing anything I can help with please contact me even if for a free 15 minute consultation.

Good luck to all the men who are growing a moustache raising money for this great cause.