Men's Health Partners
beyondblue: the national depression initiative is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety and related substance-use disorders throughout Australia, and reduce the associated stigma.
beyondblue is working in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia to promote awareness of depression and anxiety amongst men with prostate cancer and their partners. More information on depression and anxiety is available from the beyondblue website - http://www.beyondblue.org.au - or from the beyondblue info line - 1300 22 4636.
beyondblue research pages can be found at - http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=6
PCFA is delighted to be partner with the Movember Foundation in their quest to change the face of men’s health.
Movember (the month formerly known as November) is an annual charity event held during November.
At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mo, raising money along the way to benefit men's health - specifically prostate cancer and male depression.
Movember culminates at the end of the month at official Gala Partés, Mo-Office and Mo-Town parties where Tom Selleck and Borat look-a-likes battle it out for their chance to be the Man of Movember.
While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (ladies who support their guys or just love Mo's!) form an important part of Movember by recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds and attending the highly anticipated Gala Partés.
PCFA supports and shares the objectives of the Movember Foundation to improve the state of men's health. Movember achieves its objective by:
- Generating awareness surrounding men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.
- Raising funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue: the national depression initiative so they may better achieve their goals and improve the state of men's health.
Changing the way men think about, discuss and treat their own health issues.
Movember has been supporting PCFA since 2004 and has raised over $10,000,000 for PCFA. This vital resource is being used to fund world class research in Australia.
To everyone who supports Movember – many thanks for your fantastic efforts!