International Men's Day celebrates the positive impact men have on their families, communities, and the wider world. The day also falls within Movember, which is a month-long event raising awareness for issues relating to men's health. For example, more than 4000 men lost their lives to suicide in 2021; and three-quarters of suicides are by men.
The event will start at 12.15pm on the lawn by the Hazlerigg Fountain. The group will be joined by senior leaders alongside everyone across the University. The chosen route has been designed with accessibility in mind.
The event is a safe space for affected individuals to discuss their experiences and to encourage everyone to unite in the battle to raise awareness about men’s mental and physical wellbeing.
Professor Charlotte Croffie, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion said: “Our International Men’s Day march is a vital event for our staff and students across the University. It not only highlights the specific issues affecting a large portion of our cohort, but it also provides an important resource to help men find their voices so they can express themselves without fear or judgement. I am proud that the University has shown its support for this worthwhile movement.”
If you are unable to attend, please visit Occupational Health for more information on mental and physical well-being.
If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Kwok at H.Kwok@lboro.ac.uk.