INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY
“Helping Men & Boys”
Today November 19th is International Men’s Day, a global holiday centered around the celebration of men, the value they bring to the world, and the positive gifts they bring to their communities and families, as well as the workplace. It is also a celebration of men and the issues they face in society.
The theme for International Men’s Day this year is “Helping Men and Boys”. All men have the responsibility to teach the next generation how to become the best men they can become. Everyone should have access to a positive male role model. Men must lead by example in order for young boys to gain knowledge on how to create a safe and fair society for all.
The day is also aimed at creating a safe space for men’s mental health issues to be spoken about, an important conversation topic that brings up ideas surrounding manhood and masculinity.
Since 1999, methods of celebrating International Men’s Day have included public seminars, forums, conferences, festivals, and fundraisers such as the Movember fundraisers.
WHY IS IT CELEBRATED?
There are many amazing reasons why we celebrate International Men’s Day. The objectives of celebrating an International Men’s Day are set out in ‘All The Six Pillars of International Men’s Day’.
Six Pillars of International Men’s Day
DID YOU KNOW?
- More than 50% of men say their health isn’t something they like to talk about.
- More than 40% of men only go to the doctor when they think they have a serious medical condition.
- 3 out of 4 suicides globally are carried out by men.
Mental Health and Men
It comes as no surprise that men are less inclined to talk about their feelings, it is something that has been a societal fact. However, in recent years there has been more awareness around this and efforts are being made to encourage boys and men to open up about their emotions.
Awareness and compassion are preventing the notion of toxic masculinity and old-fashioned ideas about how men should be men. With the suicide rate being so high for men in particular, it is important that they have a safe space to share which will prevent needless and preventative deaths. For more information about mental health, you can view our recent blog World Mental Health Day: Tips for Your Mental Health.
Men of Servisource Healthcare
It’s important to have gender equality within the workplace. They should be places where employees feel safe to voice their opinions and feel supported. A mixed-gender work environment is also beneficial for all. Here at Servisource, we are lucky to work side by side with men of exceptional talent as well as being kind-spirited and supportive. There are simply too many to list so let’s have a look at some of them and what their colleagues have to say about them on this special day.
David Caldwell/Marketing Manager
“Davey is such a positive person and always ready to get involved in whatever is required. He always goes above and beyond. He is such a lovely person to work with and excellent at what he does.”
Peter Farrelly/Digital Marketing Executive
“Peter is always so dedicated to his work as well as being extremely talented. He’s always on hand to help out or give advice while bringing great joy to the office.”
Simon Povall/Account Manager
“Simon is so encouraging and simply one of a kind. He is always so pleasant to work with and always gives the best advice.”
Israel Hobson/Marketing Executive
“Israel is so dedicated to his job and always puts his all into everything. He has such a valuable input into any projects he is a part of and helps out whenever he can.”
Sebastian David/Business Analyst
“Sebastian is like a breath of fresh air, his positivity brightens everyone’s day and he is so helpful and patient. I am very grateful for him.”
“Declan is always so kind and welcoming. It is great to have a CEO who is so supportive of everyone and makes sure it is a rewarding and fulfilling place to work in.”
How Can We Celebrate?
There are many ways to celebrate International Men’s Day. It is a day of celebration after all! You can do this alone by donating to a male charity or you can join in on the fun and organise a fundraiser yourself to spread the news. Here are just a few ways you can help out and show that you care.
Make sure to spend the day well, no matter who you are, and remember that we are all in this together in order to create a society equal for all. If you would like more information on International Men’s Day, you can visit their website.
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