I have been lucky so far in my adult life of having a reasonable health when it comes to men’s health problems, only my heart had his questions and so far so good due to my pacemaker and life saver ! My cycling passion brings me in contact with lots of people in the sport. We talk about the sport, we talk about every day things but we seem not to talk about some taboo’s surrounding Men’s Health such as prostate cancer and mental health. When I was a young lad and growing up our elders told us not to talk soft, being a man you don’t do that..illnesses to men only got whispered and had his taboo’s surrounded by them. We now in better times when things have changed a bit and such illnesses more in the open..but still the taboo’s exist. Depression and Mental Health is a big killer, so is Prostate Cancer. In a way the women are showing us the way..Breast Cancer is now a topic that is very much in the open, this with campaigning and awareness actions and now have shaken of most of their taboo’s. Our beloved mothers, sisters, girlfriends, wife’s and partners have find a way to make this a normal fact of life and doing something about it..why can we not do the same and find a way to make this also a fact of life we can deal with, and ignoring the taboo’s surrounding MEN ..MOVEMBER is one action in the right direction and here some info in what they do   https://uk.movember.com/about/foundation

You don’t need to be an expert and you don’t have to be the sole solution, but being there for someone, listening and giving your time can be life-saving. Also more info on : https://www.amh.org.uk/

I am lucky so far but never exempt of such troubles ..It can and happen to many of us..so it is OK to talk !!!! ( Photo’s courtesy of Stephen McKee Ards CC at the Tour of Strangford Charity sportive in Aid of Mental Health NI)