The first thing you think of when you mention Movember is a load of guys with dodgy looking top lip fuzz… or moustaches if you want to be proper and correct. But there’s more to it than trying to look like Burt Reynolds in his Smokey and the Bandit days or Tom Selleck’s Magnum PI.
Movember is about raising money for men’s health issues, like prostate cancer, other cancers and men’s mental health issues like depression.
This year, I’ll taking part along with a few of my work colleagues. And my motivation for doing this is because 1 in 8 men in the UK are diagnosed with a mental health disorder… and I’ve been one of them.
I’ve been lucky, I took the steps needed and been able to cope with my issues but some men are not. Many men find the stigma associated with mental health lead to feelings of shame and embarrassment, which in turn often prevents them from seeking help and taking action. The aim of Movember is to change this.
If you have a few pounds/dollars/euro to spare and would like to donate to the cause and laugh at my fuzzy top lip progress, you can visit my Movember page here ~ http://mobro.co/tucker29