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2021 Mo Bro ambassadors Eoin Sheehan, Cathal McShane and Emmet Brennan at this week's launch (pic: Brian McEvoy)

2021 Mo Bro ambassadors Eoin Sheehan, Cathal McShane and Emmet Brennan at this week's launch (pic: Brian McEvoy)

2021 Mo Bro ambassadors Eoin Sheehan, Cathal McShane and Emmet Brennan at this week's launch (pic: Brian McEvoy)

2021 Mo Bro ambassadors Eoin Sheehan, Cathal McShane and Emmet Brennan at this week's launch (pic: Brian McEvoy)

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2021 Mo Bro ambassadors Eoin Sheehan, Cathal McShane and Emmet Brennan at this week's launch (pic: Brian McEvoy)

Harrowing research conducted by the Movember charity has shown that an incredible three out of every four deaths by suicide in Ireland are male and six out of every ten men don’t share how they are feeling.  

The leading charity, which aims to change the face of men’s health, is urging people to ‘Take Action’ by checking in on a mate; open up the conversation about mental health and check yourself.

The organisation which is spearheading the drive to change the face of men’s health found that men cited feeling embarrassed, not knowing whom to speak to and not being able to find the right words were the top three reasons for not opening up.

Globally, a man dies by suicide every minute, while in Ireland, three out of every four deaths by suicide are male.

Furthermore, the research also found that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the emotional well-being of men, particularly among young men aged 18-24 with over 63 percent claiming their mental health has been impacted by the global pandemic, while 62 percent of those aged 35-44 also felt it had an adverse impact on their emotional well-being.

The findings come as the charity gears up for a month-long campaign, to raise funds to support programs and initiatives across three of the biggest health issues facing men: mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

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2021 Mo Bro ambassadors Eoin Sheehan, Cathal McShane and Emmet Brennan at this week's launch (pic: Brian McEvoy)

2021 Mo Bro ambassadors Eoin Sheehan, Cathal McShane and Emmet Brennan at this week's launch (pic: Brian McEvoy)

2021 Mo Bro ambassadors Eoin Sheehan, Cathal McShane and Emmet Brennan at this week's launch (pic: Brian McEvoy)

2021 Mo Bro ambassadors, All Ireland GAA winner, Cathal McShane (Tyrone); Olympic boxer Emmet Brennan and celebrity chef Eoin Sheehan are throwing their weight behind the upcoming campaign.

Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.

This coming month, supporters are encouraged to either grow a moustache, move 60km in the month, host an event or take on an epic challenge. The organisation is appealing to all to get involved, regardless of whether you grow a moustache, and support the health and wellbeing of the men in their lives. All funds go directly towards supporting men’s health projects across mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

Click here for more info on how you can help

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