6
year Mo Bro
Chennakeshav ADYA

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Target: £1,500
raised £982 since 2014
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Men's health

“Man up”?

It is normal for everyone to feel worried, sad, upset, anxious, or experience other difficult emotions from time-to-time, in response to different life events and situations. For most people though, these feelings tend to be only temporary in nature, and are often resolved naturally without causing any long-term problems. However, for some individuals, these negative emotions can become worse over time, resulting in what can become a debilitating mental health condition.

Mental health problems can affect anyone but discrimination and stigma can make people apprehensive to opening up about their experiences and seek help.

Based on some studies, 40% of men won't talk to anyone about their mental health. Why does it seem to be more difficult for men to address their own mental health? The men who are most revered in society (famous, wealthy, successful, powerful) are not always ready to admit their struggles in public and that can leave the “average bloke” feeling uncertain about speaking out.

The societal gender norms that men should be “tough” and “fearless” further complicates this issue as many men feel they are not a “man” if they show any sign of weakness. Men may fail to recognise or act on warning signs and may be unwilling or unable to seek help. It’s important to recognise the signs and encourage each other to speak about how we are feeling – there’s no shame in feeling vulnerable, lost or sad; everyone experiences these emotions.

Suicide in men, as most of us do not know, is the leading cause of death among men under 45. That number should feel horrifying because it is horrifying.

Part of the stigma that still exists about mental health for men is that men have greater difficulty talking about their own struggles than women do. There has never been a better time to seek – and be accepted for – help with your mental wellbeing. If you are suffering from poor mental health, it might feel like the hardest step to take but it can lead to easier and better steps too.

The next time somebody tells you to “man up”, remember mental health affects us all regardless of gender so do not feel like being a man (or the perception of what it means to be a “man”) is a barrier to finding the path to a healthier, happier you.

I understand that the money raised by Movember will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others, through the world’s most promising cancer research and mental health support programs that support young adults and their families battling and surviving mental health problems.

This is why I make it a point to grow a moustache every year and use it as a conversation opener to raise awareness about Movember, prostrate cancer and mental health.

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London Business School Women in Business & Men's Rugby Club
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Previous year's posts

Movember 2020 is officially done and dusted!

And the support we've seen from you across the month has been truly incredible. Through you dedication to the Mo, together you've raised an unprecedented £2million (almost doubling last year's result)! this places you first out of all the groups taking part in the UK. Not only that, but you have been vital in opening the dialogue around men's health and raising key awareness amongst your peers, family and friends.

Thank you so much for your support this Movember, together we can change the face of men's health.

Previous year's posts

Movember 2020 is officially done and dusted!

And the support we've seen from you across the month has been truly incredible. Through you dedication to the Mo, together you've raised an unprecedented £2million (almost doubling last year's result)! this places you first out of all the groups taking part in the UK. Not only that, but you have been vital in opening the dialogue around men's health and raising key awareness amongst your peers, family and friends.

Thank you so much for your support this Movember, together we can change the face of men's health.

Happy 30th Movember!

What an incredible month it's been. Universities across the UK have shown how incredibly dedicated they are to the Movember cause and have completely astounded the whole Mo team with their creative, fun and engaging fundraising. Huge congratulations on all your amazing fundraising so far.

But it's not over yet. The leaderboards don't close until 8th December at 10pm. Get those final donations in to secure your spot!

Happy 30th Movember!

What an incredible month it's been. Universities across the UK have shown how incredibly dedicated they are to the Movember cause and have completely astounded the whole Mo team with their creative, fun and engaging fundraising. Huge congratulations on all your amazing fundraising so far.

But it's not over yet. The leaderboards don't close until 8th December at 10pm. Get those final donations in to secure your spot!

6 Week(s) Ago
I walked 9 km

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I walked 9 km

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I walked 8 km

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Previous year's donations
7 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Mark Chesterman
£50

Great cause to grow a great facial appendage.

7 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Mark Chesterman
£50

Great cause to grow a great facial appendage.

7 Week(s) Ago
I walked 7 km

7 Week(s) Ago
I walked 7 km

Hello BMOC crew,

You guys are absolutely smashing it! Want some extra help to get those final donations in?

Our legendary partners at L’Oréal Men Expert are here to up the ante. For every donation of £25 or more that you receive from 9am Friday 27th Movember (tomorrow), L’Oréal will add £25 to your Mo Space.

They’ve got an incredible £70,000 to donate, so make sure you call on everyone you know to support you, and get in there quick before the prize fund runs out!

Hello BMOC crew,

You guys are absolutely smashing it! Want some extra help to get those final donations in?

Our legendary partners at L’Oréal Men Expert are here to up the ante. For every donation of £25 or more that you receive from 9am Friday 27th Movember (tomorrow), L’Oréal will add £25 to your Mo Space.

They’ve got an incredible £70,000 to donate, so make sure you call on everyone you know to support you, and get in there quick before the prize fund runs out!

7 Week(s) Ago
I walked 7 km

7 Week(s) Ago
I walked 7 km

7 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Chennakeshav Adya
£20

All the best, PaPoPi

7 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Chennakeshav Adya
£20

All the best, PaPoPi

7 Week(s) Ago
I walked 6 km

7 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Neeraj Jain
£20
7 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Deepak Paramanand
£10
7 Week(s) Ago
I walked 11 km

7 Week(s) Ago
I walked 7 mi

8 Week(s) Ago
I walked 8 km

8 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Dinanath Kholkar
£50

All the best Keshav; thanks for your commitment for this cause.

8 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
£10

We want a photo proof :D
Regards from London

8 Week(s) Ago

5 mile run

8 Week(s) Ago
I ran 7 km01:20:00

9 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Kathryn Osborne
£5
10 Week(s) Ago

Hi Chennakeshav,
Well done for your fantashtic fundraising so far, way to Mo! Don’t forget, if you have £150+ on your page by the end of this Sunday 8thMovember, one of our limited-edition Movember face masks will be coming your way. For tips on asking for donations check out our story at https://uk.movember.com/story/20-ways-to-bring-in-donations

Mo on!
Marc
Community Ambassador.

Hello and welcome all Uni Mo's!

You are the awesome crew of students and uni staff standing up for men's health. Although we can't be physically together right now, we can come together and raise much-needed funds and awareness to help men across the world.

You are already absolutely smashing it! Let's keep up the amazing work and have a belter of a month.

Mo on!
Ronnie from Mo HQ

Hello Mo students,

HUGE congrats on reaching £1million! You guys are really showing everyone how it's done! #bossedit

As a thank you for being such awesome fundraisers, we've lined up an epic prize, courtesy of Contiki, for one lucky student. Win a once in a life time 8 day trip to Thailand in April 2020, including flights, accommodation and some meals. Check out the video below for a taster.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is raise a minimum of £250 by 10pm on December 9th 2019 and you'll be automatically entered in to the prize draw.

Good luck!
Mo Sista Ronnie

111 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Jasmeet Batra
£20
112 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Parag Bhargava
£20

Best wishes.

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