The Re-flow team is doing their part for men’s health this November by participating in Movember. We're aiming to raise £500 by the end of the month, as well as raising awareness for the disproportionate number of men losing their lives to suicide within the construction, highways, civil engineering, rail and landscaping industries.
Over the years, we've had the pleasure of working with hundreds of businesses, big and small, full of talented professionals from all walks of life. One of the key tenets of the software’s development, as well as our approach, is being guided by the needs of the industry and its workers. Since our establishment in 2018, we've come to understand just how crucial community is to the industries we serve.
From the very first interaction, our software specialists build a relationship with our clients. From a demo, through to onboarding and beyond. The team carries a strong commitment to maintaining strong connections within our industries. Be that through showcasing the work of our clients in community spotlights and case studies or touching base in person at industry events.
That's why we find it so important to also shine a light on the struggles within these industries. The sectors we operate in are disproportionately affected by men struggling with poor mental health and tragically losing their lives to suicide. In the construction sector alone, 29 out of 1,000 men lose their life to suicide every year - almost twice the national average.
Earlier this year, Re-flow collaborated with PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide in a 4-week, 400-mile run completed by our Managing Director, Mike Saunders. His incredible achievement ultimately raised £4,100 for the charity.
Now, the team turn their sights towards Movember. Movember is one of the world’s leading men’s health charities, focusing on bringing awareness to the crisis facing many men across the globe. On average, men will die 5 years earlier than women. Around 10.8 million men are currently facing life with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men, and, on average, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 69% of all suicides.
This time around – the challenge is simple. Ashley Wing, Michael Saunders, Josh Sims, Jon Pittock and Graham Pardoe from our team are naming and growing out their mo's, raising money for a good cause in the process. Throughout the month, they’ll be updating their progress on the company website and social media, as well as sharing content on how industry professionals can better maintain their mental health or help a colleague, friend or loved one in need.