Tim Edmonds takes a MO-ment with VERCIDA
We spoke to Tim Edmonds at Accenture to get his view on the problems of male stress
in the workplace.
LET'S TAKE A MO-MENT
And consider some of the men’s wellbeing and mental
health issues to talk about during Movember. If you don’t know what Movember is, well you need to take a long hard
look in the mirror.
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We want to talk about the issues around getting men the health care they need. Right now, many men never flag up their health concerns until it may be too late. And possibly for that reason, one in five British males don’t live past the age of 65. It’s a problem of culture (which expects men to be “strong”) and offers barriers to easily accessing healthcare. For example, flexible doctor’s appointments that suit working hours are difficult to get.
And it’s not just about getting an appointment. Research suggests men hate going to see a doctor. And that means we don’t talk about the issues of Men’s Health more widely. It’s because society tells us that we should be brave and never need to seek out help. These problems are then compounded by the problem of actually getting an appointment.
The next issue runs even deeper. It’s men’s continued embarrassment, even when they are in the consultation room, about getting medical advice on men’s health problems. This idea of being strong and brave starts early and follows men throughout their lives. We want to create environments where people feel free to be who they are and discuss their issues. We want to help people find jobs that make them feel comfortable. Search our database of job vacancies here.
“We spend more time at work than anywhere else. We want everyone to feel included and bring their whole self to work without reservation”