Create | Protect | Enjoy – Movember, Supporting Men’s Health

Movember is an annual event  involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and other male cancers.  The fact this event attaches so much attention and is encouraged by the medical profession show the seriousness these health issues have on families.Mo

The facts:

  • Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian Men (20,000+ new cases per year)
  • 1 in 8 Australian men (1.3 Million) experience depression at any given time.
  • Every hour, more than 4 men die from potentially preventable conditions in Australia.

There are many complex reasons for the poor state of men’s health which include: 

  • Men not openly discussing their health and how they’re feeling
  • Reluctance to take action when men don’t feel physically or mentally well
  • Men engaging in risky activities that threaten their health
  • Stigmas surrounding mental health
  • Men are less likely than women to seek help for health concerns, and also less likely to use health care services


It is important that families are adequately protected to combat the financial impact that Prostate cancer and other illnesses impose.  This financial stress can be removed through implementing appropriate levels of insurance, an area JBS Financial Strategists can assist with.

For more information regarding men’s health issues click here.