Today is White Ribbon Day, shining a light once more on the high prevalence of violence against women. Alarmingly, 61 women have been killed in Australia this year – more than one woman per week.
As we compare facial hair from the suave to the questionable this November, it’s worth reminding ourselves what this Movember thing is all about. The Movember Foundation was established to create a focus on men’s health. Now in its sixteenth year, Movember runs events in more than 20 countries and has had more than 5 million participants since its inception.
October is Mental Health Month, a time for everyone to increase their awareness and consider their own mental health. Getting a mental health check-up doesn’t have to be a big deal, its as easy as seeing your GP in the initial stages. In fact it’s the number one reason Australian’s visit their GP according to the Health of a Nation report by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
It was said recently that sleep was the new status symbol. This is no surprise considering how elusive quality sleep is these days with an estimated 1 in 3 Australians not getting enough of the recommended amount.² With World Mental Health Day around the corner, it’s worth pondering just how critical is sleep to our mental health?