Trigger warning: this blog will talk about mental health, suicide and cancer
It’s Mo’ Time
So what is Movember all about and why am I so passionate about it? – Movember is the leading global men’s health charity, and it aims to stop men dying too young, by tackling some of the biggest killers; prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide. Their goal is to reduce the number of men dying prematurely to 25% by 2030. Since the foundation came about, it has funded over 1,200 men’s health projects worldwide.
I got more involved with the foundation after losing my uncle to suicide during my first year studying at Middlesex. Being the Vice President Arts and Creative Industries, I have a platform to inform and educate others and I wanted to make Mental Health my key campaign – so I did! It’s called ‘We Need To Talk’.
We Need To Talk is here to support everyone’s Mental Health throughout the year and so far, I’ve successfully hosted a variety of activities to help students deal with the stressors of student life.
Going into Movember, the moustache tree returns! We’ll be holding two Chill-Out Hubs on Wed 6 Nov & Wed 27 Nov, weekly pub quizzes at The Claddagh Ring every Thursday in November, as well as a moustache themed party on Sat 30 November at The Claddagh Ring – including, a moustache competition and a live shave-off with all funds raised going towards the Movember Foundation. Sign up here: https://surveyhero.com/c/2251cb9c
Want to take part in a fun run? On the morning of the 30th there is also a ‘Mo-Running’ event in London, which is great fun!
You can also join in on a no-shave-November and share your journey with us. SIGN-UP HERE and take part in the 'Shave Off' on Saturday 30 November in The Claddagh Ring - just put down that razor and pick up a moustache comb!
Let that facial hair grow free, and all the while you can raise awareness of Movember! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to set up their own funding pages for Movember, and you can donate at either one of our Movember events or go straight to www.uk.movember.com
Get in touch with one of the support services below
COUNSELLING & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ON-CAMPUS
Providing psychological therapy, mental health advice and short-term therapeutic work, with same-day appointment service.
MDXSU ADVICE SERVICE
MDXSU offers free, confidential and impartial advice, independent to the university. We offer one-on-one appointments and can support you with academic issues.
CRISIS & EMERGENCY HELP
Check out the list crisis and emergency support, including phone, text, webchat and skype support
If you have a non-academic, non-emergency concern relating to a student’s health, wellbeing, risk of harm, safety or conduct: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR EMERGENCY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Contact our Designated Safeguarding Officer at 020 8411 6200 (business hours)
COUNSELLING & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OFF-CAMPUS
Samaritans - call 116 123 (24/7 free) or email email@example.com