Health professionals are encouraging men to grow their mo for 30 days this November and be a walking, talking advert for men"s health!
Health professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are encouraging men in Lancashire to take part in Movember this year and grow a moustache for 30 days to raise money and awareness around men"s health. The awareness campaign is led by the Movember Foundation and began in Australia 10 years ago. The aim of the campaign is to get men talking about real health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues.
Gareth Beck, Health Improvement Specialist at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust takes part in Movember each year and encourages his colleagues to do the same. He said:
"Men often don"t like to discuss their health issues, so taking part in such a great campaign is so important. It"s a real talking point and in my line of work I have the opportunity to encourage my colleagues and our partner agencies to get involved in raising awareness of men"s health. Each year I organise a group who take part in the campaign and together we raise money for a great cause."
Movember guidelines are simple. Men begin the month cleanly shaven and let their moustache flourish until the end of the month. The official rules state there should be no joining of the moustache to the sideburns (as that"s considered a beard) and there should be no joining of the handlebars to the chin (that"s considered a goatee). It"s not just for men either, Women or 'Mo Sistas" can support their male friends or family members by helping to raise money and awareness and by encouraging others to take part. For more information visit uk.movember.com