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Cancer charity want to #getmentalking
This June, Macmillan Jersey want to #getmentalking about how cancer has affected them and promote the support they offer to Males - to help them talk about a cancer diagnosis, or that of a close friend or loved one.
From the latest cancer report, incidents of all cancers (excluding NMSC) were significantly higher for males than Females. We know from our data collection that only 23% of Men access our services. Macmillan Jersey’s demographic is predominantly Female – showing a disparity in uptake of the emotional, practical and wellbeing services offered by the island-based charity.
Pam Aubert - Service Manager said “We hope that this campaign will highlight the support that is available at Macmillan Jersey and to increase access of Men by whichever method or means that works best for them. Cancer will affect 1 in 2 people in their lifetimes, and there is a stigma out there that some men find it tough to talk. With cancer affecting so many of us Macmillan Jersey are keen to raise awareness of the support that is available to men when they are ready to access it.”
Kevin, a service user of the charity said “Macmillan Jersey was there for me from day one. They give you a warm welcome and the range of complementary therapies are amazing and a real boost to your wellbeing.”
Macmillan Jersey see you - not your diagnosis.
By raising awareness of what we do and how people can access it, we hope to capture more men to get talking. There is a lot of support in the Jersey community for people to access around talking therapies and we are keen to let people know that we are part of this support network.