International Men’s Day 2023
Sunday 19 November is International Men’s Day, a global awareness day which celebrates the positive value men bring to society, encouraging open discussions about men’s experiences and the unique challenges they may face.
International Men’s Day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about men’s health – both physical and mental. A culture of ‘manning up’ is still prevalent and many feel that there is an expectation for men and boys not to be open about their emotions and how they are feeling. This can mean that some men can be reluctant to seek help when they need it. With suicide the biggest cause of death in men under the age of 50, it is vital that this culture changes.