Trust: Partnering With Movember This International Men’s Day
Today (Saturday November 19) marks International Men’s Day, and this month is Men’s Mental Health Month, so what better day to highlight and promote awareness of the services and activities available to males experiencing poor mental wellbeing?
Statistics shared by Movember show that every minute, somewhere in the world, a man dies by suicide. That’s 90 sons, husbands, brothers and fathers for every 90-minute game during the Football World Cup. By the full-time whistle of the final, and 64th match, over 5,760 males will have died by suicide.
In the UK, the situation is dire. Three out of four suicides are by men and around 13 men take their life every day. The rate of registered suicides in England and Wales has risen to pre-pandemic levels, with more than 5,500 in 2021. This is why it is so important we work together to call full-time on male suicide.
Movember have been supported by a host of global stars to put together a campaign video that can be viewed below.