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International Men's Day 2022
- AuthorKatelyn Isliker
Every year, International Men’s Day is recognised on 19th November. This year’s International Men’s Day theme is “Helping Men and Boys”. The month of November is a significant time for men as it is also Movember where we focus on raising awareness on men’s health.
Men have a suicide rate 3 times higher than women. 1 in 3 men have been the victims of domestic violence and on average men die 4-5 years before women.
The aim of these days is to bring awareness around the many issues men face, both physically and mentally and it is also a time to celebrate men's lives, achievements, and contributions, specifically for their roles in our society, families, marriages, and childcare.
Here are some of the core themes, that International Men’s Day addresses:
- Men’s health (both physical and mental)
- The rate of male suicides
- Challenges faced by marginalised men and boys in society, for example boys in care, homeless men,
- Male victims of violence such as domestic abuse, sexual violence, honour-based crime, forced marriage
- The negative depiction of men
There are many opportunities for you to get involved in International Men’s Day and support the men in your life such as:
- Raising money for charities supporting men and boys
- Having open and positive conversations about men
- Helping and encouraging men and boys in finding assistance for any issues
- Celebrating the men in your lives daily
Here at Johnson Astills, our mental health first aiders are trained to support all colleagues and help them find support both inside and outside our firm.