Men’s health (both physical and mental) is in crisis. Men are dying, on average, 6 years earlier than women, for largely preventable reasons.
Prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years.
Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50.
And across the UK, men are three times more likely to die from suicide than women.
This year Brighton Students’ Union are supporting RAG to raise money for the Movember charity to combat these stigmas and diseases.
Movember fund ground-breaking projects all over the world (currently at over 1,250), and work to understand what works best and accelerate change in men’s health.
1 in 8 UK men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
In the UK, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
Across the country, there are more than 333,500 men living with and beyond the disease. Many are dealing with serious side effects from treatment.
Testicular cancer strikes young. It’s the most common cancer in young UK men.
Testicular cancer has a 95% survival rate. But that’s of no comfort to the 1 man in 20 who doesn’t make it.
Globally, on average, 1 man dies by suicide every minute of every day.
Around the world, the rate of male suicide is alarmingly high: 6 out of 10 suicides are men.
General primary care consultation rates were 32% lower in men than women. (Consultation rates for depression, assessed by whether patients received antidepressant prescriptions, were 8% lower in men than women).