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- 66% of Canadian men* believe men’s mental health is worse today than it’s ever been
- 55% of Canadian men* fear they’ve missed out on life chances they’ll never get back due to COVID-19, while 50% believe living through the pandemic may have changed their mental health forever
- Encouragingly, 82% of all Canadian men^ surveyed considered mental health a priority
- Mental Health Week is May 3rd to May 9th, 2021
TORONTO, April 29, 2021 /CNW/ – Canadian men now view their mental health as a major priority after living through the COVID-19 crisis, according to new research released today in the lead up to Mental Health Week by men’s health charity, Movember. The research found that four out of five Canadian men (82%) ** reported they will now be prioritizing their mental health, which is higher than the number who said they were prioritizing their career and romance, and close behind those men prioritizing finances.
As the world takes steps to recover from COVID-19 and the global rhetoric turns to vaccine rollouts, the lasting impacts the pandemic has had on men’s mental health, relationships and outlook for the future have been highlighted through a unique qualitative and quantitative research project conducted over six months among men in Canada, the UK and Australia. While it’s encouraging to see mental health growing as a priority for many men across the country, the Movember-funded research also revealed the continued toll the COVID-19 pandemic is having on Canadian men. The research showed over half (55%) of Canadian men** are experiencing poor wellbeing^ because of the pandemic, while 67 per cent said they were concerned about the future**.
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