Movember aims to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives. Mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer are the focus of Movember 2022.
Across the world men die on average 5 years earlier than women and for reasons which are mainly preventable. This means that if we all take action to live healthier happier and longer lives it does not have to be this way.
Approximately 10.8 million men globally are faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer. The most common cancer among young men around the world is testicular cancer and Movember focuses on prevention, early intervention and health promotion for men’s health and wellbeing.
It is important that you get to know what is normal for you, so that you know when something is not right, remember everybody is different. If you are worried about your health you can speak to your GP or to your school nurse. You can contact your school nurse via Chat health
Mental health is also a big part of our health. Half of all mental health conditions are recognized during adolescene. Being able to talk about your mental health is important and can also help with your friendships.
Learning about mental health and being aware will help you see when you may need some support.
To learn more about mental health please have a look at our emotional health pages
You will also find more support and advice for mental health on the MindWorks website
Written by Justine Hickey School Nurse
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