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NHS workers in Tower Hamlets will get hairy for Movember

PUBLISHED: 15:01 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:37 16 November 2017

Tower Hamlets CCG staff Alex Trew, Matija Petrinjak, Dean Musk and Demilson Fayika are all taking part in Movember

Tower Hamlets CCG staff Alex Trew, Matija Petrinjak, Dean Musk and Demilson Fayika are all taking part in Movember

James Giblett

Four NHS employees have abandoned razors for a month to support a health campaign.

Alex Trew, Matija Petrinjak, Dean Musk and Demilson Fayika, who all work for Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), are growing facial fuzz as part of Movember.

The month-long campaign aims to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide.

Data analyst Alex said: “Men are notorious for shrugging off symptoms – no matter how significant – and continually employing a stiff-upper-lip mentality. But those problems don’t just go away.

“Movember is a simple, yet effective way to emphasise to blokes the importance of recognising the symptoms of poor physical and mental health, but also how crucial it is to talk about how they’re feeling – and to seek medical advice when needed.”

For more information visit nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx.

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