Supporting men's health this November

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November is men’s health awareness month, and the council is encouraging everyone to recognise and raise awareness of health issues that commonly affect men.

Many take part in the infamous Movember challenge during the month of November, growing moustaches to raise awareness for men’s physical and mental health. In support, the council will be using the month of November to share helpful resources and links to support that can help improve mental health and physical wellbeing in men.

One in eight men have a mental health issue such as anxiety, and suicide is the largest cause of death in men under 50. This, combined with male specific cancers such as prostate and testicular cancer, it’s important everyone is aware of the symptoms and how they can access help if needed.

Cllr Dale Birch, chair of the Bracknell Forest Health and Wellbeing Board and executive member for health, said:

“Raising awareness of male health issues is incredibly important.

“Some men may struggle to admit if they need help, and this month is all about making those resources more readily available and breaking the taboo around seeking help.

“Keep an eye on our social media channels across the next month for helpful links and tips on men’s health issues. Please share with your family and friends and help make health a priority.”

For more information and advice on common male health issues, visit the public health portal.