It’s widely known that men are less likely to seek support for health-related issues, whether failing to book physical health checks with the GP or finding it difficult to talk openly about mental health. Society expectations and gender roles have played a damaging role in perpetuating men as the dominant providers within a family unit – often the cause for not speaking up or wanting to appear ‘weak’ when their health isn’t at its best.
This year, we’re supporting men’s health by encouraging everyone to take some time speaking to their dads in a bid to advocate for the importance of talking openly about health-related issues. Men’s Health Week occurs from June 13th to 19th each year to coincide with Father’s Day, raising awareness for men’s mental health and why we need to see some crucial change in the way men communicate how they’re thinking and feeling.
For Father’s Day 2022, Savoo are teaming up with nine sponsors to pull off a big giveaway in support of Orchid Cancer – a men’s charity existing to save the lives of those battling testicular, prostate and penile cancer. We’ll be making a matching donation to the prize value of our nine gifts and donating 5% of our sales commission from the nine brands below between now and June 19th. Beyond the Father’s Day freebies, we’re also here to help you discover the perfect affordable Father’s Day gift ideas with discount codes from Savoo!
We couldn’t think of a more vital time to raise awareness for the work and support offered by Orchid Cancer. According to the Men’s Health Forum, between 2019 – 2020 alone, early-stage cancer diagnoses fell by a third in the first lockdown, while prostate cancer diagnoses were down 29% due to GP appointments and visits dropping during lockdown periods. While physical health remains a growing concern for men, mental health problems similarly go without treatment or support.
Roughly one in eight men in England has a common mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), although men only make up 36% of referrals to NHS talking services and psychological therapies – indicating a clear disparity between health issues faced and professional support sought by men.
In conventional society, dads are often the ones to work while mums, more typically, tend to stay at home. While these gender roles play a detrimental role in shaping women’s position in society, 191,000 men, on average, report stress, depression or anxiety caused or made worse by work each year. Carrying the pressure of providing for a family or acting as the sole breadwinner means the workplace is a key factor impacting men’s mental health. Although efforts to de-stigmatise mental health have come a long way in recent years, stats show that we still have so much more work to do in reaching a stage where mental health is considered a legitimate health-related concern. While 34% of men claimed they would be embarrassed or ashamed to take time off work for their mental health, only 13% said they would feel the same taking time off for a physical injury.
Most of us have heard the staggering fact that almost 3 in 4 suicides are by men, making up 75% and becoming the biggest cause of death for men under 50. While substantial change is due surrounding how we encourage men to communicate and take their health more seriously, we can all do our bit this Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week by consciously setting aside time to talk to our dads and the men close to us.
With that in mind, we believe that all dads deserve a great gift this Father’s Day, but knowing what to treat our dads to is an undoubtedly tricky task. Whether they respond with their usual ‘nothing’ when it’s time to discuss gifts, or they appear to have everything they need and want – ensure your dad gets a pressie they’ll love with the help of Savoo this Father’s Day. Check out the retailers involved in our Big Father’s Day Giveaway and what we have up for grabs:
- Dads that like tech
- Dads that like cologne
- Dads that like beer
- Dads that like golf
- Dads that like cooking
- Dads that like DIY
- Dads that like football
- Dads that like a smooth shave
- Dads that like a day out
Help dad bring home into the future with the Google Nest Hub 2nd Generation in Charcoal from Jessops. Not only will the Nest Hub keep the family connected: an important factor in maintaining good mental health, but it can control your smart home and help dad get more organised. Whether it’s playing and pausing music with the gesture of a hand, adding those all-important appointments to the family calendar, or simply asking Google to turn on the heating and lights, the Nest Hub 2nd Gen can do all this and more. A fun gadget dad is certain to enjoy this Father’s Day.
If your dad is one to take some extra time getting ready, treat him to an aromatic aroma from Allbeauty for the perfect finishing touch. Whether he’s testing the waters when it comes to his favourite fragrance or he’s already got a solid grooming routine down, you can’t go wrong with HUGO BOSS’s classic scent for men, BOSS BOTTLED. The aftershave expertly combines fresh and fruity top notes with warm and woody base notes of sandalwood, cedar and vetiver – all coming together to create the perfect balance. Treat your dad to a spritz of confidence to ooze wherever he goes this Father’s Day.
Keep dad refreshed this summer with a gift he’s all but guaranteed to enjoy. The Mega Father’s Day Craft Beer Box boasts the very best in independent craft beer, and the tools dad needs to enjoy his pints how they were intended. Along with eight tins of craft beer from different breweries he’ll receive a Father’s Day beer glass, three packets of Bier crisps, and a pair of Bier Co. socks!
Dad’s love of golf might be a mystery to most, so we’re here to help you out with a great golfing gift he (probably) doesn’t already have. For those true golfers that’ll play in all sorts of weather, the Calvin Klein Mens 2022 Collar Detail Waterproof Stretch Golf Jacket from Golfbase will keep the game going come rain or shine. Windproof and breathable, plenty of pocket space, and designed with noiseless technology: who’d have thought a jacket could make such a difference to your golf game?
For any dad that’s a whizz in the kitchen or is looking to sharpen up on their culinary skills, we love the Procook Gourmet Kiru Knife Set. This set of six ultra-sharp knives comes in a variety of lengths and blade types, making chopping anything from meat to veggies a complete doddle. Procook is home to a sublime range of professional kitchen utensils, so be sure to pick up a Procook discount code and see what other gadgets you can save on for the chef in your life.
A cordless drill that delivers on all jobs: just what that DIY project calls for. Whether he’s doing up the garden, making installations in the house, or creating his own project from scratch, the BLACK+DECKER 18V Cordless Impact Driver with Battery and Charger from Homebase is our recommendation to make sure it all goes smoothly. It can be used on wood, metal, plastic, tile and plasterboard.
It’s been a big year for football, and what better way to show your footie-loving dad that you care than by helping him get into the spirit this summer? Whether it’s a home or an away tee you’re looking for, Kitbag has got you covered, and we particularly love the Arsenal Emirates football shirt to boast your support. Pair this one with tickets, the promise of a pint, or just on its own!
Designed with men in mind, the Clinique Men’s Essentials Trio Bundle covers all aspects of perfecting the smoothest shave. Turning grooming from a tedious necessity into a calming ritual might be exactly what the doctor ordered for those hard-working dads. A combination of facial scrub, shave gel and moisturising lotion removes dead cell build-up, prevents in-grown hair and reduces razor burn: the dream combination for a flawless shape-up or shave.
One gift that means dad can choose his gift for himself. The Buyagift Treat Him Experience Box allows him to choose from a range of activities ranging from a massage and dinner to a driving experience or white water rafting! Whether dad is still young at heart or prefers to take things easy, he’s bound to enjoy this does-it-all gift.