by | Nov 8, 2019 | Biological Sciences | 0 comments

This November is Men’s Health Month, and November 19th is International Men’s Day. This year’s theme, ‘Men Leading By Example’ shines the spotlight on positive male role models, and actions, whilst addressing more serious issues facing men, such as men’s mental health, masculinity, and the prevalence of male suicide.

Across the whole month of November there are a wide range of events you can get involved with, on campus, in the workplace, outside of it, with your friends, your family and online.

Join in with talks on wellness, get active through fitness and sporting events, find support through an online network or try something new. Have a laugh and grow a moustache for MOVEMBER, whilst raising funds for this great cause.

Here is a round-up of all the events- get involved, join the movement! #InternationalMensDay 

Grow a Mo for Movember
Are you ready to Grow? Whatever you grow will save a bro!

This year’s focus is on raising awareness of male suicide, as 75% of all suicides in the UK are male. You can join in with the University of Manchester Challenge page Grow a Mo Challenge set up by Alliance Manchester Business School colleagues. Watch this great video for all the details and inspiration. And if growing extra hair isn’t your thing, you can become a Mo sista’, get moving for a bro or host your own event!

Wednesday 13th November – Enhancing Mental Capital and Wellbeing at Work – Wellbeing Lecture

Professor Sir Cary Cooper will explore the costs of stress and lack of mental wellbeing at work, whilst identify the main sources of workplace stress and explore various approaches to minimise mental ill health and enhance the wellbeing of individuals and organisations. If you can’t make Professor Cooper’s talk head over to our blog piece from earlier this year when Cary joined Gemma Dale to host an open forum on Staff Wellbeing

Get a free Health Check
Monday 18th Nov (2pm – 4pm)
Friday 22nd Nov (2pm – 4pm)

These 10 minute health checks will measure Basic Body Fat, Weight, Height, Grip strength, Blood pressure and Flexibility. Book yours via Eventbrite

Talk: Tuesday 19th Nov (11am – 12pm) – Love Your Balls with Baggy Trousers UK Theatre D, Simon Building

BaggyTrousersUK is a non-profit organisation aiming to raise awareness of testicular cancer in young males, as well as providing emotional and financial support, guidance and help for sufferers. Join in with talk and book your place via Eventbrite

Drop-in Event
27th November Prostate Cancer UK
Drop- In 12pm-2pm
Room G.60, UMSA Wellbeing Lounge, Ground Floor, Simon Building

Prostate Cancer UK will be on site in the Wellbeing Rooms to answer any queries you may have. Get informed and inspired by watching this video featuring actor Jim Broadbent, Musician legend, Nile Rogers, Stephen Fry and more, talking about how prostate cancer affected their lives. You can also watch a talk that Prostate Cancer UK gave to staff earlier this year on understanding the prostate and spotting the symptoms.

Sporting event
Thursday 28th November
UMRUN – Run commute and free breakfast!

Have you tried running to work? Find out more via: Run Commute 

Get support online
Visit the Big White Wall


Big White Wall is an anonymous and totally confidential free online mental health and wellbeing resource. Anyone can use it and you do not have to use your real name. There are a host of resources, channels and ways that you can find support for your issues. It just starts with a click..

By Catherine Teague


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