Toxic masculinity, which says that showing emotion is a sign of weakness, is not just hurting men - it's killing them. Suicide is the leading cause of death for men aged 20 - 49, and our culture is at the root. The expectations and beliefs about what it means to be a man and how men should behave leads to a stigma behind male health. We want to challenge this idea and demonstrate that showing compassion, love or empathy is not something to be laughed at.
We all have ‘Bros’ that we really care about, whether that’s your friend, colleague, brother, dad, uncle, boyfriend or son. It is important to speak about the issues we have and find support in our friends, family, clubs, societies, and services. That's why we're celebrating ‘Brovember’, with the aim of opening up the discussion to highlight the importance of looking out for your mental and physical health, and your bros too!
There will be a space within the Activities and Sports Zone each Wednesday in November, 12-2pm with information on relevant services, as well as different events throughout the month to urge students to recognise that their health is of prime importance. Help a bro out this November.