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25 October 2022

MOVEMBER 2022: Have fun, whilst doing good, because whatever you grow, will save a bro

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London, October 2022: LEADING men’s health organisation Movember is urging Brits to come together with their mates for 30 days to help change the face of men's health.

In a year dominated by political instability and the cost-of-living crisis, the charity is now calling on Mo Bros around the UK to band together to bravely sacrifice their upper lips in support of men’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

Now in its 19th year, the annual Mo-growing campaign has in the past been supported by the likes of Peter Crouch, Stephen Fry, Sir Mo Farah, Henry Cavill and Snoop Dogg.

" 2022 has been a terrible year for many people - we could all do with a laugh right now. "

Movember’s Country Director for UK and Europe, Anne-Cecile Berthier, said: “Let’s face it, 2022 has been a terrible year for many people - we could all do with a laugh right now. And there’s nothing funnier than seeing your mate with a ridiculous moustache, especially if you’re growing one as well.

“Movember has been around since 2003 and over the years we have seen some appalling moustaches. But the important thing to remember is that no matter how bad your Mo, they all start vital conversations about men’s health, raise funds and save lives.

“Doing Movember with your friends or workmates is more fun and a great way of staying connected during these tough times. During the Hairy month, we’ll be on the lookout for some of the UK’s worst moustaches – make sure you’re in with a chance by signing up at”

Where the money goes, 2022 initiatives:

  • A new £5.7 million mental health grant funding program called Scaling What Works that will provide funding to scale up 8 men’s mental health initiatives across the UK.
  • Brothers Through Boxing, a project that connects young men through boxing training and Men's Pie Club, a scheme which brings together men to cook and eat pies, have been granted £704,000 over the next three years to expand their activities.
  • The development of a first of its kind guidelines for sexual health care for prostate cancer patients authored by an international expert panel. Driving excellence, promoting openness and inclusivity, encouraging healthcare professionals to consider cultural context and to provide tailored care to enhance sexual health and quality of life for all prostate cancer survivors who have undertaken treatment and their partners.


Be prepared: Choose the moustache that will grace your face by browsing the inspirational Movember Mo Style Guide. But embrace the moustache that nature gives you, because whatever you grow will save a bro.

Be brave: The first few days, even weeks, can be uncomfortable as your Mo takes shape. Ride it out to encourage donations.

Ignore the itching: Remind yourself that men have endured worse in the past. You can stand a little face tickle.

Shape your moustache: Get across all the proper grooming techniques. A great Mo comes down to great grooming.

Nurture it and keep it clean: Look after your Mo, and your Mo will look after you.


  • Move for Movember- Commit to running or walking 60kms over the month. That’s 60kms for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world. You can join a team or run solo.
  • Host a Mo-ment- Rally a crew and do something fun. Hosting is all about having a good time for a good cause.And you can always put a virtual spin on your plans. The best part? Virtual events are easy to organise, cheap to run and you can go in your slippers. Think an online gaming tournament, Mo Bingo or a virtual trivia night.
  • Mo Your Own Way- A choose-your-own-adventure challenge, epic in scope and scale. You make the rules. You set the limits and chase them down. Take a hike, run a relay, ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Get creative, push your limits and inspire donations with sheer grit.

Why do we do it again?

Globally, we lose one man every minute to suicide

Three out of four suicides in the UK are men

One in 8 men in the UK & Ireland will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer in their lifetime

Over 333,500 men are living with or beyond prostate cancer in the UK

Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men

To date, Movember has welcomed six million supporters and helped fund 1,250 innovative health projects across 20 countries. But we’re not done yet.