What it's all about

Since 1999, International Men’s Day has been used to recognise the positive differences men make in our communities and also as a platform to raise awareness about issues that affect men. The theme for 2022 is "Helping Men and Boys".

You can find out more on the International Men's Day website:

International Men's Day

Did you know?

  • 1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. 
  • In 2019 suicide was the largest cause of death for men aged 20-49.
  • 3 out of 4 suicides in the UK are by men.

The most fun you'll have doing good

This month, why not support Movember?

Movember 2022’s campaign looks at issues concerning prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health and suicide. It looks at mental health through a male lens, focusing on prevention, early intervention and health promotion, and is working towards a world where men take action to be mentally well, and are supported by those around them.

Visit their website for more information and advice about men’s health:

Mental health and suicide prevention

Equation is a Nottingham based specialist charity working to reduce the impact of domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality. They run Nottinghamshire’s service for men experiencing domestic abuse.

Visit their website for more information or to get help:


To speak to someone immediately about suicide, contact NHS 111 on 111 or contact the Samaritans on 116 123.

Equations helpline for domestic abuse call 0800 9956 999 or email [email protected]

If you're ever worried that someone's life is in immediate danger, call 999.