Thanks for All Your Support this Movember
An impressive 89 MoBros and MoSistas embarked on a journey to grow some top lip facial follicles or took on a physical challenge to highlight the health challenges faced by men.
Incredibly the team managed to exceed the target set and raised an amazing $26,938 placing WA Police Force fifth in the country for the Mo First Responder Challenge! It is not too late to show your support - donate here.
Move for Movember showcases the benefits associated with being physically active for our physical and mental health.
It also enables our MoSistas to join the Bros in Movember.
In total WA Police personnel have moved a total of 2043kms for the month - well done!
WA Police Force is proud to be part of the First Responder Working Group - Move for Movember walks.
There was an amazing representation from WA Police at the Swan River walk and agency personnel also participated in the Yokine Park run volunteer ‘takeover’.
It was a great opportunity to share experiences with other First Responders and to demonstrate community spirit.
Why do we continue doing this?
• Suicide continues to be the leading cause of death in males aged 15 - 44, and there were 3144 deaths in total in 2021.
• Prostate and testicular cancer are the two most common cancers affecting men.
• Men die on average earlier than women.
Conversations started through Movember can save lives – begin that conversation today with your mate, brother, husband, son or colleague, and potentially save a life. Here are five things men should know, or use the conversation guide if you are unsure of where to start.
Conversations don’t only happen during awareness months, they should happen all year round. See some of the internal and external support networks available:
• Employee Assistance Program (Converge) on 1300 687 327.
• Know Thy Nuts (Testicular Cancer).