It’s ‘Meningitis Awareness Week 2012′ and the MigMag Well-Being team thought that we would give you a quick reminder of the symptoms!
This month, many of you have been embarking on new College or Uni courses or returning after being away for the summer, and are now finding yourselves mixing with hundreds and possibly thousands of people from all over the world…plus millions of germs!
The Meningitis Research Foundations message is – Don’t drop out because of Meningitis!
Familiarise yourself with the symptoms of Meningitis (inflammation around the brain and spinal cord) and Septicaemia (the blood poising form of the disease) on their awareness poster below…
The Meningitis Research Foundation suggest that you do the following:
- Check out the symptoms
- If you’re feeling really bad, tell someone
- If a mate’s looking rough, stick around
- If it gets worse fast, get medical help immediately
By knowing the symptoms, you could save a life, you could save your life!..
As it is ‘Blue September’, the month where many people ‘Paint themselves Blue’ to raise awareness of the three specific male cancers; Penile, Prostrate and Testicular, the MigMag well-being team thought that we would take a look at the cancer that is most likely to affect younger men – Testicular Cancer!
MigMag have spoken to Testicular Cancer survivor, Ian Broughall. Ian, ex-Nokia Project Manager, founder of Samian Solutions & avid footie fan, now actively campaigns for the need for early detection of the male disease through self – examination. Last year, Ian produced the brilliant video for the ‘Check Your Balls’ Campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the need for all males, to regularly check their ‘balls’ for any unusual lumps!
First we will tell you a little bit about Testicular Cancer.
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The 2012 Stonewall School report identified that to be a gay young person at school condemns you to be a social outcast. With more than 55% reporting of homophobic bullying, complacency from school staff of language used from ‘poof’, ‘lezza’ and ‘you’re so gay’ as terms of insult to outright physical abuse.
The consequences of this can be devastating from self-esteem issues, depression and other mental health conditions to underachievement at school. MigMag talks to 2 young people about their personal experiences.
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