International Men’s Day

Thursday 19th November is International Men’s Day.

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK.

Every year in the UK, over 4,500 men kill themselves, with between three and four times as many male suicides as female suicides.  There are many other areas of life where men fare particularly badly:

  • 73% of adults who ‘go missing’ are men and 90% of rough sleepers are men
  • Men are three times more likely than women to become alcohol dependent and 79% of drug-related deaths occur in men
  • Men make up 94% of the prison population
  • Men and boys from all backgrounds have shorter life expectancies than women and girls of the same background
  • Boys from all backgrounds are underperforming girls at every stage of education
  • 82% of fathers want to spend more time with their families and men are more likely to report work-life conflict
    Source: – CALM

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) have launched a new campaign titled #BiggerIssues

A parlimantary debate is to take place today at 1:30 to discuss these issues.

To watch the debate please follow this LINK