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Funded projects
Men's Health Partners
"We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact." - Owen Sharp, CEO
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs
Mental health and suicide prevention
“We’re alarmed by the increasing number of men who take their own lives around the world. We are working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to reach out to others for support when they’re struggling.” 
Craig Martin, Global Director - Mental Health & Suicide Prevention programs
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs.

A ManVan for Wales

Movember Funding to Date

GBP 596,000

What we seek to achieve

To provide high quality, localised care and comprehensive support for men in Wales with prostate, testicular and penile cancer in a mobile setting.

United Kingdom
Implemented by
Tenovus Cancer Care, Prostate Cancer UK
Project start date
April 2014
Project Status
In Progress

About the project

The ManVan is the UK’s first dedicated mobile support service for men affected by prostate, testicular and penile cancer. 

We know from previous research that when it comes to support, men in Wales with prostate, testicular and penile cancer are not well served and cannot access the same level of support across different Local Health Boards. 

There is also a tradition amongst Welsh men of unhealthy diets and lifestyles, and a lack of awareness of key symptoms of cancer - issues which add to the reluctance of men to present their health problems to a doctor. Many are not equipped to prevent their cancer journey from adversely affecting other aspects of life – such as their financial stability or sexual relationships. 

The ManVan brings nursing advice, counselling for individuals and couples, group support and welfare rights advice directly to men and their families living with cancer in underserved communities across Wales. 

The places the ManVan visits are determined by patient need and partnerships with Local Health Boards. 

An evaluation is being conducted to determine the impact of the service on the health and psychosocial outcomes of clients accessing the ManVan. 

The ManVan project is overseen by a Stakeholder Group made up of patient and professional representatives.

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