Mens Aid and Health
Scottish Men’s Shed Association
The Scottish Men’s Sheds Association’s sole focus is supporting Scotland’s Shedders and their supporters to create Men’s Sheds in their community across Scotland. If you need help, inspiration or just a chat, you have come to the right place.
The OddBalls Foundation was set up in 2016 to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer. Through the Foundation we hope to make a difference to male health around the world. Testicular Cancer is around 95% curable so early diagnosis and regular checking is important. Our aim is to fit as many ‘check yourself ‘ guides into male toilets and changing rooms across the country. This will encourage males to check themselves regularly and in doing so detect any problems early.
0191 296 3098
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK's top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. We’re investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
0800 074 8383
Orchid Fighting Male Cancer
Every year over 50,000 men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate, testicular and penile cancer. Of these men over 47,000 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, over 2,400 will be diagnosed with testicular cancer and over 630 will be diagnosed with the rare penile cancer. Sadly, these numbers are increasing. (Figures Cancer Research uk; 2014).
0808 802 0010
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs you have it for many years. Symptoms often only become apparent when your prostate is large enough to affect the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis).When this happens, you may notice things like an increased need to urinate, straining while urinating.
Testicular cancer: The life-saving lowdown
You’re about to discover the single most important fact about testicular cancer that you (probably) didn’t know. This fact is good news. You see, in the battle of man vs cancer, we’re all a lot stronger than we might think. The one stat you should take on board, and never lose sight of, is this: More than 98% of men who get testicular cancer will be cured.
0117 324 3472
Testicular lumps and swellings
Lumps and swellings in the testicles are a relatively common symptom in boys and men, and can have a number of different causes. The vast majority of testicular lumps and swellings are caused by benign (non-cancerous) conditions that may not need treatment, but it’s important to know what’s normal for you and to see your GP if you notice any changes in your testicles so they can try to identify the cause.
Mind the Men
MindtheMen was started in memory of Grant Macdonald who we lost to suicide in 2018. The clubs are safe places where men (18+) are able to talk about their challenges with other men in a non-clinical setting. True peer to peer support. Sadly suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in Scotland. In 2018 75% of people who died by suicide were men with many never being able to talk about how they were feeling.