Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention – we’re taking them all on.
Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.n the UK, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
Across the country, there are more than 333,500 men living with and beyond the disease. Many are dealing with serious side effects from treatment.
MEN'S HEALTH FORUM
What does the Men's Health Forum do?
We carry out research:
with Universities and academic institutions
with other charities (e.g. Carers’ Trust, Relate, Mind, Time to Change, Work Foundation)
directly with men and with health practitioners
We raise awareness:
through Men’s Health Week
through PR coverage - Guardian, Daily Star, Sunday Times
We advocate for men's health:
through the Health & Care Strategic Partnership
through the All Party Parliamentary Group
through Local Authorities & Directors of Public Health
through Professional bodies - RSPH & RCGP
We share and encourage the latest good practice:
through our ‘How to’ guides
We provide health information and advice:
through our ‘Man Manuals’ (in partnership with Haynes)
through our Website
through our Workplace Comedy events
through our Workplace Toolbox talks
Orchid exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through a range of support services, pioneering research and promoting awareness.
Formed in 1996 by former testicular cancer patient, Colin Osborne, Orchid is the only UK registered cancer charity to focus entirely on the male-specific cancers; prostate, penile and testicular. We offer support and information to people affected by or interested in male cancer through a dedicated medical research programme, education and awareness campaigns and a range of support services.
The OddBalls Foundation was set up in 2016 to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer. Through the Foundation we hope to make a difference to male health around the world.
Testicular Cancer is around 95% curable so early diagnosis and regular checking is important. Our aim is to fit as many ‘check yourself ‘ guides into male toilets and changing rooms across the country. This will encourage males to check themselves regularly and in doing so detect any problems early.
We are proud to promote that 100% of all money donated to the Foundation is used to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer. We are generously supported by our volunteers and run with no overheads or costs.
IT'S IN THE BAG
We provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer in the South-West, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond.
It’s in the Bag is run by a group of testicular cancer survivors with support from specialist NHS staff. We have three simple aims:
Being diagnosed with testicular cancer and going through treatment is a huge challenge – physically, mentally and emotionally. We provide a range of activities and initiatives to help men through this tough time.
We teach men the importance of checking their balls regularly and taking any issues straight to their GP. Spreading this knowledge promotes earlier diagnosis, which often means simpler, more effective treatment and better chances of a cure.
With UK cure rates for testicular cancer running above 98%, we focus on survival – helping guys tackle the emotional and practical impact of cancer, both during treatment and beyond.
With our upbeat approach to awareness, we’ve reached thousands, as well as improving the wellbeing of hundreds of the South-West’s testicular cancer patients. In 2012, we won the QIC ‘Cancer Charity Initiative of the Year’ award in recognition of the real impact our support activities are having on patients’ quality of life and in 2015 won Campaign of the Year in the Bristol Post health and care awards.
BAGGY TROUSERS UK
BaggyTrousersUK is a cancer charity based in the North West of England, it was founded by Jack Broadley in 2014. After going through his own experience of testicular cancer at the age of 21, Jack decided to take on this challenge to embark on a journey that would inspire him to helping others that have been affected by the illness that he’d once had. Jack felt an inherent urge to make a difference in the lives of males affected by testicular cancer and that, with the charity being run by a survivor, he could get the message across to others by the telling of his experience.
1. To promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of testicular cancer.
2. To provide financial assistance, support, education and practical advice to those affected by testicular cancer.
3. To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to testicular cancer.
What We Do
As a charity we deliver a number of different services, we raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer, actively promoting the benefits of early detection and encouraging males to visit their GP if they detect any of the signs or symptoms.
We deliver engaging awareness talks and showcase awareness exhibitions/stands in public and corporate places handing out self-help materials such as leaflets, posters and step-by-step checking cards.
We provide financial and peer support to men who have been directly affected by testicular cancer via telephone, email, social media and a monthly peer support group.
IT'S ON THE BALL
The charity was set up in 2014 under the guidance of Dr Susanna Alexander who is a Consultant Medical Oncologist based at The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Our main aims are to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer, and support patients affected by the disease and their families.
We achieve our aims by creating and distributing information leaflets, talking in schools, colleges and businesses, as well as attending various health and wellbeing events. We also provide a ‘buddy’ system for newly diagnosed patients and their families, supply a support pack to all patients undergoing treatment and offer financial support on a case by case basis.
For us to carry out these aims, we hold fundraising events throughout the year, and rely on donations from local businesses and the general public as we do not receive any funding via the NHS or any other governmental body.
Other than one part time paid member of staff, all of the trustees and members involved in the charity are volunteers. The majority of those involved with the charity have been affected by the condition, therefore, we feel we are well placed to offer support and help.
Almost 50% of cases are men under 35
but it is one of the most treatable and curable cancers if detected early. That’s why we want all young men to know about testicular cancer.
Our aim is to break down barriers that exist amongst young men talking about the health issues that are relevant to them and create a generation of boys and men who are knowledgable about their health from school age.
Our mission is to raise awareness and educate people everywhere on the issues of testicular cancer by associating with ball sports as a primary medium of branding, and to provide access to resources, information and support to those concerned or directly affected by testicular cancer.
Testicular Cancer awareness, advice and support for men in the UK affected by testicular cancer.