This month members of the Port Lincoln SES are joining Movember to help raise awareness and money for men’s mental health.
SES members Scott Anderson, Steve Todd and Alex Trager will be growing a moustache to encourage people to raise the topic of men’s mental health.
On Average 1 in 8 men experience depression, 1 in 5 experience anxiety, 6 out of 8 men will commit suicide and men are 3 x more like to commit suicide than women.
Scott says that Movember and mental health is something close to his heart and he wants to get people talking about the topic.
“The main point for us is not necessarily about the money its mainly about the awareness, apart from donating on the Movember webpage, the biggest way we can say people can donate is just have those conversations with the men in your life and check in on how they’re going
“Lots of people have beards these days and they say the moustache is going out of fashion so it stands out more, raising the question among people ‘why do you have a moustache?’ and that’s where a conversation about men’s mental health begins,” said Scott.
Locals can donate by heading to https://au.movember.com/donate/find-results/ and searching Port Lincoln SES.