Let’s have a good time the lads in our lives who’re about to welcome their, as Ned Flanders places it, ‘nostril neighbour’.
Movember celebrates 20 years of its world motion this yr.
Each November, males around the globe develop out their moustaches for Movember in a bid to carry consciousness to males’s well being points, akin to prostate and testicular most cancers, in addition to to begin extra conversations round males’s psychological well being and suicide prevention.
This yr, Movember, the main males’s well being organisation, has partnered with the mobility app FREENOW to assist increase very important funds, improve consciousness, and drive extra dialog about males’s well being right here in Eire.
Quite a lot of Irish male public figures additionally joined the motion’s launch, together with TV presenter and Olympian Greg O’Shea, Love Hate actor John Connors, TV presenter and influencer James Patrice, and mannequin and actor Carl Shaaban.
FREENOW comes into the fold as drivers, as we all know all too nicely, are sometimes one of the best conversationalists and is usually a nice listening ear for passengers.
In keeping with analysis carried out by the taxi hailing service on 1,495 drivers, 15% of respondents say they frequently meet passengers who’re experiencing challenges with their psychological well being, with an additional 39% saying they’ve come throughout passengers who say they mentally wrestle once in a while.
Near half (46%) of drivers admit that they all the time discuss to their passengers within the automobile; nonetheless, solely 12% stated psychological well being and wellbeing come up as a subject of dialog, with small discuss round climate, sport, and present affairs being essentially the most talked about topics.
Probably the most heartwarming discovering was that 68% of drivers say that having a chat with a passenger has a constructive affect on their very own psychological well being and wellbeing.
Nevertheless, sadly, 46% of drivers say they don’t discuss to anybody about their psychological well being.
Why Movember is so essential?
After we consider the lads in our lives—fathers, brothers, sons, companions, pals, and so forth—it’s insufferable to assume that they might fall sufferer to any of those well being woes or psychological points.
This month shines a light-weight on extraordinarily essential matters that, sadly, can go unstated about.
Movember strives to boost very important funds for males’s well being initiatives around the globe, problem the established order, shake up males’s well being analysis, and rework the way in which well being providers attain and help males.
The fact is that suicide is the main explanation for dying in males in Eire between the ages of 15 and 29, with male suicide charges of 14.2 per 100,000 in 2020, in accordance with CSO knowledge.
Over the previous 20 years, middle-aged males in Eire, aged between 45 and 54, have skilled the very best common suicide charge of any age group.
Yearly, 170 males in Eire obtain a testicular most cancers prognosis, largely occurring in males underneath the age of 45.
All through their lifetime, one in eight males in Eire will likely be identified with prostate most cancers.
These cancers are extremely treatable, which is why early detection and consciousness of the signs are paramount and why Movember is such an essential annual occasion.
The historical past behind Movember
This annual occasion was based by two pals in an Australian pub 20 years in the past.
That they had quite a few objectives for the motion: to cease males from dying too younger, prioritising funding for 3 of the largest well being points affecting males globally, that are psychological well being and suicide prevention, prostate most cancers, and testicular most cancers.
The mission stays the identical immediately because it did in 2003.
Since its inception, Movember has invested over €300 million in 600 biomedical analysis initiatives, funded 4 prostate most cancers registries with over 200,000 males enrolled from 19 international locations, and made the moustache vital accent for the month of November.
How can I help Movember?
Rising a moustache over the month of November is one method to carry funds and consciousness to Movember’s mission.
Look, there’s no hiding a moustache, which is why this occasion is so poignant. It’s the very first thing you’ll see on somebody’s face when they’re rising one out, and it routinely attracts dialog about Movember, albeit some mockery, too.
Anybody who’s keen to develop a moustache is inspired to take action. Nevertheless, there are different methods to become involved this November.
The general public can participate in different Movember’s fundraising challenges, akin to strolling or operating 60 km throughout the month or internet hosting a mo-ment to boost consciousness for males’s well being points.
Social media can be a strong instrument in spreading consciousness, so guarantee to doc your mo-journey or present your help on-line with the hashtag #Movember.
All year-long, encouraging males in your life to open up about their psychological well being and frequently checking on them, in addition to educating ourselves on males’s well being points and motivating males to hunt medical recommendation, can have a monumental affect on elevating consciousness.
Donations and extra info could be made at ie.movember.com.
The mobility app has joined forces with Movember for one yr throughout six international locations.
FREENOW, on account of the partnership, has pledged to donate a minimal of €104,000 to Movember Eire.
For passengers utilizing the service, there will likely be a ‘Spherical Up & Donate’ function that can donate on to the organisation.
For instance, with the ‘Spherical Up’ function turned on, in case your journey prices €10.64, then you definately’ll pay €11, and FREENOW will donate the additional €0.36 on to Movember.
You’ll see the choice to donate when reserving your journey; simply faucet to spherical up your journey or set it up earlier than reserving to make sure the donation is made.