‘No-Shave-November / Movember’ 2018

Some of the JOMAS team have been growing their Jomas-taches for ‘No-Shave-November / Movember’ this year.

They have done a great job cultivating their ‘tashes throughout November and have reminded us of the importance of spreading awareness for male issues such as Testicular and Prostate Cancer, Domestic Abuse and Male Suicide.

“No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.” https://no-shave.org/ “The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health…. We know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact. We’re independent of government funding, so we can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works. In 15 years we’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.

By 2030 we’ll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.” https://uk.movember.com/ Here are some other helpful UK based contacts, should you need them for yourself or someone close to you, and other charities you might want to look into or donate to. Cancer Research: 0800 800 40 40 https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ Together we will beat cancer Macmillan Cancer Support: 0800 808 00 00 https://www.macmillan.org.uk/ Here To Help Everyone With Cancer Live Life As Fully As They Can.

Orchid: 0808 802 0010 https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/ Orchid exists to save men’s lives through pioneering research and promoting awareness Mens Advice Line: 0808 801 03 27 http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/ Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse. Mens Health Forum 0207 922 7908 https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/ The Men’s Health Forum is a British registered charity whose mission is to improve the health of men and boys in England, Wales and Scotland. The Samaritans: 116 123 (UK) https://www.samaritans.org/ Helping to support anyone who needs someone to talk to.

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