Movember men

December 05 2016

LONGWELL Green councillor Toby Savage led “Team Tache” in South Gloucestershire in support of the Movember charity initiative.

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LONGWELL Green councillor Toby Savage led “Team Tache” in South Gloucestershire in support of the Movember charity initiative.

Councillor  Savage, who chairs the Health Scrutiny Committee, and other members of the public health team showed off a variety of moustache styles as the month to raise men’s health awareness came to an end.

Mr Savage said he particularly wanted to highlight the issue of men’s mental health.

He said: “It is unfortunately true to say that men’s health in England and Wales still lags behind the health of women and South Gloucestershire is no exception to this trend. Reducing this imbalance is one of the main priorities of the South Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board, which is why as a council we are working to improve men’s health to reduce health inequalities for our community.

“Mental health affects one in four of the population and while Movember is about raising awareness among men, there is help available for anyone who would like to know more or who feels they need some support.”

He urged anyone who knew someone struggling with poor mental health to contact mentalhealth@southglos.gov.uk for more information about local services and support.

Councillor  Savage, who chairs the Health Scrutiny Committee, and other members of the public health team showed off a variety of moustache styles as the month to raise men’s health awareness came to an end.

Mr Savage said he particularly wanted to highlight the issue of men’s mental health.

He said: “It is unfortunately true to say that men’s health in England and Wales still lags behind the health of women and South Gloucestershire is no exception to this trend. Reducing this imbalance is one of the main priorities of the South Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board, which is why as a council we are working to improve men’s health to reduce health inequalities for our community.

“Mental health affects one in four of the population and while Movember is about raising awareness among men, there is help available for anyone who would like to know more or who feels they need some support.”

He urged anyone who knew someone struggling with poor mental health to contact mentalhealth@southglos.gov.uk for more information about local services and support.