Staff from local Trust raise funds for men's health

by CWP News - 10 December 2015

CWP staff grew their facial hair this November to unite and encourage men to use mental health services.

Dr Adrian Burke, Consultant Psychiatrist at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), recruited a team of ‘moustache purveyors’ to grow their facial hair for 30 days this November in a bid to inspire men who have used CWP services to share their stories.

Over the month, the team managed to raise £182.09 which will be donated to Movembers strategy for Poor Mental Health. This strategy focuses on promoting mental health and wellbeing with men and boys.

Dr Burke said: “This cause is really important because 510,000 men die from suicide each year. That’s one every minute. The Movember Foundation is funding research and services to help men and boys stay mentally healthy.”

“Myself and the physical health group did this to raise funds for the Movember Foundation in Poor Mental Health, and we are thrilled by your support. Together we can change the way the world looks at mental health.”

Dr Burke also took part in the MOVE challenge, which asks you to get up and move every day for 30 days to raise funds for men’s health.

Dr Anushta Sivananthan said: ‘It is great to see CWP staff raising awareness of men’s mental health, which is so often overlooked. The money their efforts have raised is going toward a great cause and the support they received is proof that together we can make a difference.’

To learn about the important work Movember is funding and the impact your donation will have, visit http://uk.movember.com/programs/strategy

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