This year, our services have helped support more men than ever
before, with calls to our helpline increasing by nearly 50%. We’ve
branched out into local communities with greater levels of
one-to-one and group support; piloted engagement events with our
African/African Caribbean programme, and even taken our services on
the road with Tenovus and Movember Foundation through the ManVan
Working to improve support for men from within and without, we’ve
also increased our work with the NHS this year. We have funded 42
health professional roles of which 23 are already in post and are
working within the NHS on projects to benefit men, and we’ve agreed
£4m investment in projects aimed at redesigning services to help
improve the care pathway for men with prostate cancer.
With the continued support of Movember Foundation, we’ve funded
an £11.8m investment in prostate cancer research. We’ve launched
two Centres of Excellence in the UK to bring leading researchers
together in the search for answers, 13 Project Grants and Pilot
Awards (eight of which focus on telling aggressive from
non-aggressive cancer) and ten Fellowships.
In January 2014 we launched our new campaign Men United v
Prostate Cancer. A call to arms, Men United was conceived as a
movement for men and a focal point to come together and unite
against prostate cancer. The Men United campaign has been very
successful. Over 100,000 people have joined Men United in less than
three months, and more than 160,000 men and women have taken our
online awareness test. We reached millions of people – including
men at risk of the disease – across the UK.
But Men United is much more
than an awareness campaign or fundraising drive, it’s the banner
under which we will operate for the foreseeable future. Everyone
who helps us is part of Men United.