A journey that began with a few men in Melbourne growing mustaches, has now bloomed into a global movement. Movember, as it’s known, has raised over $800 million, advocating primarily for men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer, along with mental health and suicide prevention. Our guest, Mark from the Movember Foundation, walks us through this heartening transformation, articulating the significance of both physical and mental health in men’s lives.

Through conversations about the Alec Model, we learn the power of asking, listening without judgement, encouraging action, and checking back in. Exploring the nuanced aspects of masculinity and vulnerability, our guest underscores the need for redefining strength as an attribute that includes emotional expression and empathy. The reverberations of the Covid-19 pandemic on men’s mental health are also put under the microscope, as we discuss the importance of altruistic collaborations and the steps Movember is taking to support men re-entering the workforce.

In our final stride, we touch upon the unacknowledged collective grief brought about by the pandemic and the ways to process it on a personal level. The episode underlines the fact that men’s health is not just a November concern, but a year-round priority. So, come along on this enlightening journey with us, as we redefine, rediscover, and reclaim men’s health, one mustache at a time.

Head to Movember.com to donate or, create your own fundraising page.

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