This month, together with our Inclusion team, we are celebrating and supporting the men in our lives, as part of International Men’s Day on Friday, 19 November.

Over 200 of you nominated a colleague you want us to recognise as part of our celebration next week which is fantastic. I’d also encourage everyone to help make a positive difference by supporting our wellbeing topic for this month – men’s health.

Worldwide, men die on average five years earlier than women, and for reasons that are often largely preventable. It’s time to take action to support those around us to live healthier, happier, and longer lives.

Did you know?

  • 75% of suicides are by men
  • Around 2,300 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year in the UK
  • Almost 3 in 10 UK adult men have body image issues
  • 1 in 3 men have been the victims of interpersonal violence


Men’s Health factsheet 

Take control of your health or care for the men and boys in your life with the help of this month’s factsheet. Discover men’s health risks and what to check for, and how to get the help and support you may need.

Help is at hand

Over a third of men have experienced a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety at some point in their life. The pressure to ‘man up’ or not being able to describe how they feel means many men choose not to seek help.

You’re not alone. You can speak to a counsellor through GroceryAid’s free, confidential 24/7 helpline on 08088 021 122 or access help that is available at

Emotions have no gender. Don’t lock yours in the dark.

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