MOVEMBER – Tackling Men’s Health

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Did you know the state of men’s health is in a crisis and that our sons, brothers, fathers, uncles and nephews are dying too young with gender being one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and life expectancy? The global average equates to men dying 6 years earlier than women.

Mental health also affects men more than women with 3 out of every four suicides being committed by men. The World Health Organisation estimates that 510,000 men die from suicide each year which is one precious male life lost every minute. Prostate and testicular cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and the number of cases is expected to almost double to 1.7 million cases by 2030.

The Movember Foundation focuses on men’s health across the globe raising awareness and vital funding to this hidden men’s health crisis.

Prostate Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men.

Testicular Cancer is the second most common cancer affecting men aged 18 to 39.

Poor Mental Health – 48.1% of Australian men experience a mental health issue in their lifetime.

Physical Inactivity is a major contributor to Australia’s cancer burden.

Did you know our friend Tom Carroll was the first surfer in history to sign a million dollar contract and has been an Ambassador for Movember for seven years? Surfing Australia filmed this video interview with Tom who talks candidly about surfing, drug addiction, motivation, mental health and mediocrity for Movember.

You can watch Tom here: