Time to grow a mo
It’s that time of year again, when we save money on razor heads and let the hair on our top lip grow into something that resembles a caterpillar.
Some caterpillars are better than others and some are non-existent after a month of growth, but one thing we have in common is the drive to raise awareness for men’s health issues, particularly testicular cancer, prostate cancer and mental health.
On average, males die six years younger than females and for reasons that are largely preventable.
We can all take action to live a happier, healthier life and with worldwide events like Movember, we can raise not only awareness but funds to combat these issues.
Every second Australian man has mental health problems at some point in their lives. Disturbingly, three out of four suicides are men.
This year I am co-ordinating a Broome Community Movember team to encourage people to get involved and start a discussion about men’s health
Talk. Listen. Encourage Action. Check-in.
I have been on a recruitment drive around Broome, signing up people I have never met and from all walks of life.
I have met some amazing people with some amazing life stories and this cause means a lot to these people.
It has encouraged conversations about men’s health between myself and complete strangers and among the broader community. I invite all community members (and it’s not too late) to join our team. Simply go to movember.com and follow the links to register.
Ensure you join the team Broome Community. Once registered, encourage a family member or friend to join with you.
Thank you to everyone who has participated so far and thank you in advance to those who sign up after reading this article.
I will endeavour to organise a community shave-off at the end of the month so watch this space.