Ahead of Cymru’s crucial UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against Hungary this evening, the National team have teamed up with men’s health charity Movember to encourage men to talk about the tough stuff and help tackle the rising Male suicide rates.
The poignant video features several Cymru players detailing the harrowing figures that every minute, somewhere in the world, a man dies by suicide.
During half time of tonight’s match, Cymru players with Movember, are asking men to talk to their friends for the full 15 minutes.
The FAW hope this video will highlight how important it is to be ‘A Man of More Words’ and further encourage men to both check in on and discuss with friends the challenges they may face in life, with the hope to improve their mental health.
The FAW & FAW Trust currently run a nationwide campaign, ‘We Wear the Same Shirt’, which aims to combat the ever-present stigma against mental health through delivery of comprehensive, unique football programmes for people suffering from mental health issues. The programme provides a safe and empathetic environment for people with mental health problems to exercise and meet new people in the sessions held and delivered by domestic football clubs across Wales.
To learn more about the vital work of The Movember Foundation and the ‘A Man of More Words’ campaign visit: Movember.com/Talk
To find out more on the important ‘We Wear the Same Shirt’ initiative: http://bit.ly/2Q5izCs
Movember is the leading charity dedicated to changing the face of men’s health around the world. With a singular goal to stop men dying too young, the charity supports the following causes: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Since 2003, the support of more than 5 million participants has funded over 1,250 innovative projects across more than 20 countries. To donate or learn more, please visit Movember.com.
The charity’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. Join the movement at Movember.com.
About FA Wales
The Football Association of Wales is the third oldest association in the world, having come into existence in 1876. The association has governed football in Wales continually since that date.
For more information, visit www.faw.cymru