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This year, to mark the occasion of ‘Movember’ and raise as much money as possible, some of the brave men at Jefferies have got creative with their razor blades to show their support for men’s health issues.

Handlebars, trucker, regents, pencil moustaches and Magnum PI’s have been carefully coiffured so that issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health can be brought to the fore and money can be put into vital programmes and research.

What Is Movember?

The month of November is men’s health awareness month and in more recent years, this has become popularised as ‘Movember’. The Movember Foundation is a global charity which focuses on improving men’s health. To date, £346 million has been raised all over the world and 4 million moustaches have been grown since the idea was born.

The hope is that by putting a positive and humorous spin on a serious subject, that more people will take part and in turn, more awareness will be created. Programmes have been put into place from funds raised, these include; Awareness and Education, Living with Cancer, research and Mental Health.

What Are Men’s Health Issues?

The men’s health issues which the foundation seeks to highlight in particular, are prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. Its ambitions include reducing the mortality rate of men who die from prostate and testicular cancer, as well as improving the statistics associated with male suicide. Further objectives include the improvement of understanding how to be mentally healthy and how to act upon any possible mental health problems. A key part of the campaign is also to diminish the discrimination that exists regarding men and boys with mental health issues.

Making A Medical Negligence Claim

If you believe you may have suffered an illness or injury through no fault of your own then you could be eligible to make a medical negligence claim. For more advice and information please call our no win no fee solicitors at Jefferies on our national accident helpline number or please complete an online claim form.

Published on 27th November 2014.

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