Let’s change the face of suicide prevention – support Movember!

Man with a moustache

Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, and women step up to support them.

It’s all to raise awareness of the issues which affect men’s health.

To help raise awareness of the #OK2ASK campaign – we want to change the face of suicide prevention – by asking you to LITERALLY change your face and grow a moustache!

Globally, one man dies of suicide every minute.

But lots of us find it difficult to talk to the ones we’re worried, or concerned about – in case we cause offence or feel awkward. The #OK2ASK campaign aims to break down the stigma around asking someone how they are, and particularly asking the question - "are you feeling suicidal?". 1 in 5 people have had suicidal thoughts in their lifetime and asking someone doesn't put the idea into their head - it's one of the most important questions you can ask someone who is feeling suicidal.

The moustache is such a powerful upper-lip accessory – we want you to use it, to show that “it’s #OK2ASK a Bro how they are.”

Here's how to get your mates talking, and grow a MO in support of suicide prevention in St Helens:

  • - Download our exclusive St Helens’ #OK2ASK Movember assets – printable moustache and tape measure, Twitter and Facebook virtual tashes and social media images
  • - Use your moustache during Movember to promote having life saving conversations, to raise funds and awareness – whether it’s a real moustache or our printable one - whether you're male or female - there are lots of ways to get involved. Find out more by visiting the Movember website
  • - Send us your photos / progress on social media @sthelenscouncil and make sure to include the message ‘Take a MO and ask a Bro how they are! It’s #OK2ASK this #Movember
  • - Already got a moustache? You can still use it to pledge your support – you’re just ahead of the game!
  • - Make Man Time – your mates are important and spending time with them is good for you. Catch up regularly, check in and make time!
  • - Talk, have conversations – especially about the tough stuff – it’s time we remove that ‘stiff upper lip’ and replace it with a MO. Take a look at Movember conversations and here's how to start a life saving conversation if you are worried someone might be suicidal.
  • - If you're feeling low yourself, it's #OK2ASK for help

 

In whatever way you MO - you can save a bro.
It’s about working together to make things better for men's health in St Helens.

End stigma. Save lives.