Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy
Peter Crouch and Abbey ClancyImage by: Greg Williams
Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy
Chris Robshaw
19 October 2020

Movember x Greg Williams Celebrity Portraits

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We are thrilled and excited to unleash and reveal this stunning series of celebrity portraits directed and shot by the incredible and acclaimed photographer, Greg Williams.

Featuring Sir Mo Farah, Liam Payne, George The Poet, Peter Crouch, Abbey Clancy, Sam Claflin, Jack O’ Connell, Russell Tovey, Dermot O’Leary, Jesse Wood, Miles Kane and Chris Robshaw in a series of intimate and compelling portraits to help change the face of men’s health - these photos let the world know that Movember is back for 2020 and as bold as ever.

It is crucial time for men’s health, heightened by the pressures of a pandemic which has become not only a global health crisis, but a social and economic one too. Alarming new figures show that three out of four suicides in the UK are men, while the ONS reports an almost 50 percent increase in the rate of depression since the start of the pandemic.

" It’s been an honour to join the campaign this year and get behind the cause by growing a Mo. - Peter Crouch "

Earlier this year, Movember research revealed eight out of 10 (83 per cent) British men find it helpful when people ask if they’re having a difficult time - yet nearly half (46 per cent) said no one had checked to find out how they were coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Worryingly, a third of men (33 per cent and 28 per cent respectively) reported feeling their relationships with work colleagues and friends had weakened since the physical distancing restrictions had been imposed.

Research also found more than a fifth of men (22 per cent) reported their mental health had worsened compared with before the outbreak of COVID-19 and a third (29 per cent) admitted they felt lonely more often.

And while the pandemic has put further strain on men’s mental health, other physical health issues facing men aren’t going away, either. Overall, men die nearly 6 years earlier than women. One in eight UK men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, while testicular cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer among young men.

Peter Crouch said: “I’ve long supported Movember and the important work they do for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male mental health. It’s been an honour to join the campaign this year and get behind the cause by growing a Mo. This year more than ever, I urge everyone to get involved in the month-long movement and show your support in any way you can."

The portraits aim to inspire everyone to come together for their fathers, partners, brothers, sons, and friends at a time when looking after our health has never been more important. Every moustache grown kick-starts conversations, raises much-needed funds and awareness of men’s health issues – which ultimately saves lives.

However you Mo, it all helps support and shine a light on the vital work we do in men’s mental health and suicide prevention, testicular and prostate cancer.

Sign up to Movember and Grow, Move, Host or Mo Your Own Way and help change the face of men’s health.