There is more than one way that you can get involved – this means you too ladies! – whether it’s growing, moving or hosting.
Movember is about reducing the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030.
They choose to do this through supporting men’s health in an number of ways.
DID YOU KNOW: The average human hair grows at a rate of 0.014 inches a day, or about 5 to 6 inches a year.
We’ve got some top tips, with everything you need to know before you mo:
- You can do it alone, or find a group – everything’s more fun with mates. So go head-to-head in a challenge or just do it for the fun of it.
- Choose your upper-lip topiary, if you’re so inclined. There’s dozens of options. Get inspired and model it off your favourite actor // actress // singer // or ya dad in the 90s. Or go here for more inspiration>
- There’s a new-and-improved Movember app which makes it easier to spread the message, Head to the App Store or Google Play Store to find out more.
- Don’t forget, in all your cultivating of the surliest upper lip creation, that Movember is all about Men’s Health. So whether it’s mental health, prostate cancer or testicular cancer, Movember is looking for a smaller, hairier solution to the men’s health crisis.
- 1 in 2 New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem at some time in their life
- 1 in 8 New Zealand men will have depression over their lifetime
- On average 1 man each day will take his life through suicide in New Zealand
Some signs of poor mental health include feeling irritable, hopeless or worthless and behaviors such as aggression, drinking more than usual and isolating yourself from friends and family.
Some ways to look after your mental health
- Do more of the things that make you feel great and help you to de-stress
- Spend time with friends
- Share what’s going on, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed
Other Services & Resources
- The Mental Health Foundation of NZ
- The Lowdown
- Māori Development Team – 03 369 3868 email@example.com
- Pacific Development Team – 03 369 3554 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Development Team – 03 364 2350 email@example.com
- UCSA Welfare and Advocacy Service – 03 364 2652 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Health Centre – Counselling / GP services 03 364 2402 or 6402 email@example.com
- Senior Ecumenical Chaplain – Rev Spanky Moore 03 364 2987 ext 3938 firstname.lastname@example.org