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Grow a Mo, save a Bro

November 5, 2018

By: Jenna Rachid

Grow a Mo, save a Bro 

Movember is now underway, a time to grow a moustache for men’s mental health.

The Movember Foundation is raising the profile of men’s health, seeking to ‘reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030,’ the Evening Standard reports.

The organisation provides funding to charities conducting research into men’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

With men more likely to take their own life than women, Movember encourages men to shave off their facial hair and grow a moustache for the month of November, to raise money, inspire conversations and effect real change.

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‘More than just a choir’ brings people affected by mental illness together

A London-based choir is tackling isolation by bringing people together, the BBC reports.

‘More than just a choir’ is open to both people with mental health problems and the careers, family members and friends that are affected by it.

David Phelops, the Director of community-based initiative told the BBC: ‘Just getting here is sometimes the hardest bit.’

Phelops adds: ‘I know from my own experience, because there’s times when I’ve just felt alone and you can come here and you just don’t have to be anything, there’s no expectation.’

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In case you missed it… 

Too ill to work, too broke not to – The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) says that ‘preventative part-time sick leave’ and ‘phased returns to work’ are among the solutions that could help those struggling with their mental health maintain their place in the workforce.

Meghan Markle discusses the effect of social media on mental health – The Duchess of Sussex has discussed the pressures of social media in a discussion with mental health advocates in New Zealand.