It is all for the fantastic cause that is Movember and we do really love him for participating each year.
The Movember Foundation addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and very close to our hearts, mental health and suicide prevention.
In the twelve months to the end of June 2020 we have lost another 654 people to suicide in NZ. This is a slight decrease on the previous year but there is so much work to still do on how we can prevent suicides and ensure anyone that is at risk is able to get the professional help they need.
Of the 654 people who took their lives, 471 of those were male.
Sadly, we know very well what losing loved ones to suicide is like; having lost Mr Belly Beyond’s younger brother and also a good friend.
Both men were young, very much-loved husbands, and fathers to young children. They have left behind families who are devastated by the loss to their family unit.
We want to raise awareness around mental health and to help reduce the numbers of male suicide rates.
This year, for every order placed with Belly Beyond during the month of November, we will donate $1 to the Movember Foundation.
Mr Belly Beyond is also once again raising money for this cause on his personal Movember page. You can track his progress throughout the month (if you are brave enough to keep looking that is!) and if you are in a position to be able to donate, you are very welcome to do so at the below link:
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If life is in danger, call 111 or go directly to emergency services.