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Barnardo's

Barnardo's is a British charity founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866. It was built to care for vulnerable children and young people. As of 2013, it raised and spent around £200 million each year running around 900 local services, aimed at helping these same groups.

 

As one of the UK's leading children's charities, they have worked directly with 301,100 children, young people, parents and carers in 2017-18 alone, running over 1000 vital services across the UK.

 

They also conduct their own research, using it to influence the government and raise public awareness of issues affecting children and young people.

 

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Age Scotland

Age Scotland is the leading charity representing older people in Scotland and supporting their rights and interests. Their vision is “a Scotland where everyone can love later life” with a mission to “inspire, involve and empower older people in Scotland, and influence others, so that people in Scotland enjoy better later lives”.

They encourage older people to realise the opportunities available to them and overcome the challenges of later life. They do this through helping them connect with their communities and obtain information that allows them to make informed decisions and access appropriate support.

They also work to promote understanding of older people's rights and interests, and shape and build support for reforms to the law, policy and practice.

We seek to make a global contribution to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. This ambition underpins everything we do. It is the driving force behind our campaigns, funding strategy, and vision for the future.

 

The state of men’s health is in a crisis. Simply put, men are dying too young.

 

Gender is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and life expectancy. For men, this is not good news. On average, across the world, men die 6 years earlier than women.

 

Moreover, poor mental health affects men more than women: three quarters of suicides are by men. The World Health Organisation estimates that 510,000 men die from suicide globally each year. That’s one every minute.

 

The impact of prostate and testicular cancer on lives is substantial, with prostate cancer being the second most common cancer in men worldwide and the number of cases expected to almost double to 1.7 million cases by 2030.

 

Yet this gender-based inequality in health has received little national, regional or global acknowledgement or attention from health policy-makers or healthcare providers. This is exactly why the Movember Foundation focuses on men’s health. This is why Mo Bros and Mo Sistas from across the globe become a united voice every Movember, bringing vital funding and attention to the hidden men’s health crisis.

 

This is not just an issue for men. In order to tackle the problem and work towards a world where future generations of men are not faced with the same issues as today, we need to take action at both an individual and community level. This means engaging men and women, businesses, sporting groups, community organisations, governments, health policy makers and healthcare providers in the efforts to reduce the current gender inequality in health outcomes.

 

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