We are now halfway through Movember now at Physiotas and there has been some #mogress. At Physiotas this month we have been raising awareness for the physical and mental health of our brothers, sons, fathers, uncles, nephews and all the men in our life. Help us support this fantastic cause by growing a moustache, pledging a movement goal or by donating through our fundraising page.
Movember is the leading charity dedicated to raising awareness and funding for research into men’s mental health, testicular cancer and prostate cancer.
Globally, on average, 1 man dies from committing suicide every minute of every day. This is an alarming statistic and in Australia, the statistics are just as frightening with 3 out of 4 suicides in Australia committed by men. Movember aims to reduce this rate by 25% by 2030 and they have some great initiatives in place that we can all get around. The Movember website has some great resources on how to have difficult conversations with the men in your life around mental health. There are some great resources on education around mental health, how to be an advocate for men’s mental health, how to access individual services and how to access support on a community level for men’s mental health. If you are struggling or know a mate who might be, heading to the Movember website can be a great first step.
One of Movember aims is to raise awareness around the difficulties of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer with 1 in 6 Aussie men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. In Australia, there are currently more than 230,000 men living with this condition or suffering from the side effects of treatment. Movember aims to halve the rate of men who die from prostate cancer and halve the number of men who face serious ongoing side effects from treatment. Serious side effects can be difficult to discuss as most of them involve personal and private issues such as incontinence, erectile dysfunction, weight gain due to hormone therapy and depression. Movember aims to make it increasingly normal and easy to talk about these issues and their website has great resources for information on prostate cancer as well as its treatments and support groups/ initiatives.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young Australian men aged 15-39, however, the survival rate is now over 95%! Unfortunately, many young men experience many long term effects from treatment which can severely impact their quality of life. Like mental health and prostate cancer, these issues can be difficult and personal to talk about which Movember aims to make increasingly normal and easy to discuss. Again, their website is a fantastic resource on how we can help the men in our life check for signs and also seek the relevant support they may need.
As noted frequently throughout this blog the Movember website is an amazing resource for everyone in relation to all things men’s health. We believe at Physiotas that raising awareness about such a fantastic cause is important and our staff have made commitments to this for the month of Movember. We have been cultivating moustaches, setting goals for physical activity as part of Movember and raising funds which currently stands at $1000. If you wish to donate to our team you can leave a donation at any Physiotas practice, or you can donate online here.
Stay tuned for more #mogress in the last half of the month here at Physiotas and stay tuned for some upcoming blogs on how we may be of assistance when it comes to men’s health.
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