Move over October, it’s time for ‘Movember’

MOVEMBER, the month-long men’s health charity kicking off on 1st November worldwide is homing in on raising awareness of men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer and more than ever before, men’s mental health.

The charity that encourages a month of no shaving operates in 20 countries to effect awareness of health issues and all that is required to get started is select a country and click on the donate link.

In response to the pandemic, Movember this year will focus on how to talk to men and what works for them, encouraging men to stay healthy in all areas of life and the importance of staying socially connected.

Movember CEO Michelle Terry


“In these extraordinary times we have a responsibility to do everything we can to give men and their families the knowledge and tools to enable them to better cope through this pandemic,” said Michelle Terry, Movember CEO. “Our global survey of 5,737 people in Australia, the USA, Canada and the UK found that nearly a quarter of men reported that their mental health had worsened compared with before the outbreak of Covid-19 and almost a third admitted they felt lonely more often.”

Grow a moustache. Grow a beard. Let the body hair go and when ready to shave donate the funds raised from charitable events including marathons, quitting a habit or saving on professional grooming by donating to @movember #Movember @inthepynck.


Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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