Together, we've taken men’s health in the UK by the scruff of the neck
Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, and women step up to support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men's health - specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Movember was established in 2003 by a few friends over a beer in a pub just outside Melbourne, Australia. During Movember, men grow a moustache for the month, getting friends, family and colleagues to donate to their effort. Men and women can also chose to Move or Host a Mo-ment. They want men to take action to live happier, healthier, longer lives and do this by investing in these critical areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Movember has created a movement of over 5 million supporters across the world, funding more than 1,200 innovative men's health projects across more than 20 countries.
Prostate Cancer UK is the main beneficiary of the Movember campaign. For the last ten years, the amazing efforts of the Mo Bros and Mo Sistas from across the UK have significantly contributed to our research initiatives and have supported men by investing in our services.
Since its foundation, Movember has raised over £400 million for men's health issues - much of which has been invested in our research, the Movember Centres of Excellence and True NTH.
It's about working together to make things better for men in the UK
Quick steps to taking action:
1. Sign up at Movember.com to grow, move, or host an event
2. Use the moustache during Movember to have conversations about men’s health and raise funds and awareness
3. Make Man Time - Stay connected. Your mates are important and spending time with them is good for you. Catch up regularly, check in and make time
4. Talk: have conversations, especially about the tough stuff
5. Move more - do more of what makes you feel good
Help us to fund cutting-edge research and support men living with prostate cancer.
Movember Centres of Excellence
Bringing experts together and addressing the big questions
Throughout the world, centres of excellence bring leading researchers across different scientific disciplines together to tackle important unanswered questions and move research towards patient benefit as quickly as possible.
With the support of Movember, we launched two of them in 2014.
We're changing the way men live with prostate cancer
True NTH is a global initiative, led by the Movember Foundation, tackling critical areas of prostate cancer care. The international network of representatives includes clinicians, academics, patients and organisations from across the UK, Canada, Australia and other countries.
Through this initiative we’re working together to identify and demonstrate the best and most cost-effective models for improving prostate cancer survivorship care and support.
Life after Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Understanding how a prostate cancer diagnosis affects men’s lives
This study, funded by the Movember Foundation, aims to find out the impact of prostate cancer on everyday life by asking the only people who really know – men who’ve been there.
This means finding out directly from men how prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment have affected their physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing and even social activities.
We provide free information on prostate cancer and prostate diseases that can be tailored to the needs of each man.
Our print and PDF publications, as well as our information pages, are designed to help answer your questions about prostate cancer and prostate problems. And they’re all free of charge.
Ask all the questions you need answers to, or just talk. Our nurses have time for you.
Whether you've been diagnosed or have concerns about prostate cancer, our Specialist Nurses are here to support you and answer your questions by phone, live chat or email.
We can also support concerned partners, family members, friends, and health professionals with any questions you may have.
Our volunteers will listen to your issues and concerns and share their own personal experience to support you as you find yourself in a similar situation.
The important thing to remember when you’re affected by prostate disease is that you’re not alone. There are lots of people out there who are on very similar journeys and who have had the treatments and experiences you will be facing.
So, if you have prostate cancer, other prostate diseases, or if you’re the partner, family or friend of someone affected, we can help you talk to someone who’s been there.
Our welcoming and supportive online community has over 7,000 members sharing their experiences of prostate cancer.
The community is a place where men and those close to them can openly seek and offer support, ask questions, share information and chat about their personal stories and experiences of prostate cancer.
We want to make sure that men can get the right support in their local area.
We've expanded our services across the UK to make sure more men living with and after prostate cancer have access to the care and support they need in their area.
Recruiting and retaining more trained volunteers to support all our activities across the country.
Our volunteers are at the heart of the charity, spreading the word about prostate cancer and supporting the cause throughout the UK.
If you're interested in joining our team of over a thousand volunteers, take a look at the current opportunities we have for you to get involved.
Education for health professionals
Delivering knowledge and expertise to health professionals to improve treatment, support and care for men with prostate cancer.
We offer educational opportunities for health and social care professionals of all disciplines interested in prostate disease. If you're a GP, therapeutic radiographer or nurse specialist, we have a range of opportunities available to help you meet your educational and professional development needs.
Policy and Evidence
Leading change in men's health
Our policy and evidence project is all about supporting our charity to lead change in men’s health. We carry out research, gather information about men’s needs and prostate cancer, and use it to inform how we work with decision makers and health services to get a better deal for men with prostate cancer.