November is Men’s Health Awareness Month. Known as Movember, it’s a time when people worldwide raise awareness of health issues that affect men, particularly depression and testicular and prostate cancers.
It is important that all men are aware of conditions that can affect them. According to the Movember Foundation, men die on average six years earlier than women. They are also more likely to have poorer mental health; three-quarters of suicides are by men.
Prostate and testicular cancers have a significant impact on men’s health. Prostate cancer, for instance, is the second most common cancer in men worldwide with the number of cases of prostate cancer expected to double to 1.7 million cases by 2030.
During Men’s Health Awareness Month, SignHealth will be sharing video clips on men’s health in British Sign Language. We have been working closely with men’s health charities Prostate Cancer UK and Orchid to give deaf men full access to relevant information. Videos include how to check for a lump, what to do if you have symptoms and what treatment can be given. We have also filmed a workshop in which Deaf men speak frankly about their own experiences.
More men’s health videos will uploaded soon