Movember 2020

A black moustache draws the eye to Movember Supporter wording

Did you know that men die on average 6 years earlier than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable!  It doesn't have to be that way: we can all take action to help our men have healthier, happier, and longer lives.  Movember is a time to think about Men’s Health, and in particular Men’s Mental Health.

70% of men say that their friends can rely on them for support, but only 48% say that they rely on their mates. In other words, we are here for our mates, but worried about asking help for ourselves. Reaching out is crucial, especially in Covid times.  Guys here's your challenge: ask a mate the hard questions, listen to the answers, encourage him to keep talking, and then check-in down the track.

When did you last see a health professional?  By initiating a yearly warrant of fitness check up with your GP, you can safeguard your lifestyle and wellbeing for years to come.

Here at the Pharmacy we have several ways to help men be involved and proactive about preventative health.  Supplements are available which can help support a healthy night’s sleep, replenish good bacteria after a course of antibiotics, top up a nutritionally poor diet (lacking in fresh vegetables), ease pain in those joints that are suffering wear-and-tear, prevent cramp, support healthy blood sugars and so many other areas as well.

Men have successfully and discretely been treated over-the-counter for erectile dysfunction since Silvasta became available in pharmacies.  Our pharmacists welcome queries about this service and there is a private area available so you don’t feel like the whole town knows your business!

So, men please take time out for a pit-stop and ask a mate “r u ok?”. You won’t regret it.