Supporting Male Health Awareness – Testicular Cancer Awareness

With around 2,400 diagnoses annually, it’s time for businesses to step up and promote positive male health practices. In the hustle and bustle of the corporate world, it’s easy for health concerns to take a back seat. However, as responsible employers, fostering a culture of wellness among our workforce is not just beneficial but imperative.

The Importance of Regular Testicular Checks

Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in young men, but the good news is that it’s highly treatable, especially when caught early. Encouraging our male employees to perform regular self-checks is a proactive step towards early detection. The most common signs include a lump or swelling in the testicles, or a dull ache in the scrotum. These symptoms should never be ignored.

How Businesses Can Help:

As employers, we have a duty of care towards our employees’ wellbeing. Here are some simple yet impactful ways businesses can promote positive male health:

1. Education and Awareness Campaigns: Utilise internal communication channels such as newsletters, posters, and intranet portals to disseminate information about testicular health. Highlight the importance of regular self-examinations and provide resources like the health booklet from Macmillan Cancer Support.

2. Organise Health Screenings: Consider partnering with healthcare providers to offer on-site health screenings, including testicular cancer checks. Providing convenient access to these services can encourage more men to prioritise their health.

3. Flexible Working Policies: Acknowledge the importance of regular medical appointments by implementing flexible working arrangements. Encourage employees to attend screenings and appointments without fear of repercussions.

4. Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs): Ensure that EAPs include resources and support for male-specific health concerns. This can include confidential counselling services and access to relevant medical professionals.

5. Lead by Example: Promote a workplace culture where health and wellbeing are valued. Encourage 

What health activities are right for your business?

By taking proactive steps to support male health awareness, businesses can make a significant impact on the lives of their employees. Encouraging regular testicular self-checks is just one aspect of a broader commitment to workplace wellness. Let’s work together to create healthier, happier, and more productive workplaces. Check out the Macmillan Cancer Support booklet for more information on how to perform a testicular self-exam and stay informed about male health. 


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?