The aim of International Men’s Day is to celebrate positive male role models and to raise awareness of men’s issues.

International Men’s Day coincides with Movember, which involves men growing their facial hair in an effort to promote conversations about men’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

The theme for International Men’s Day 2018 is ‘Positive Male Role Models’. Warwick Marsh, coordinator of, explains the inspiration behind this year’s chosen theme.

“International Men’s Day is designed to promote positive role models in society and develop wholesome individuals. Encourages men to teach the boys in their lives the values, character and responsibilities of being a man.”

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