The Work We Fund

Funded projects
Men's Health Partners
We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact.
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programmes
Mental health and suicide prevention
“The number of men taking their own lives around the world is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Movember is working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to seek help when they’re struggling.”
Brendan Maher, Global Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programmes.

Canterbury EQ Recovery Project

Movember Funding to Date

NZD 79,000

What we seek to achieve

This project aims to increase mental well-being literacy and decrease stigma associated with men seeking to have their emotional and psychological needs met - by making it ok for men to discuss ‘how they are feeling’ in post-earthquake Canterbury.

New Zealand
NZ Red Cross
Implemented by
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Project start date
December 2012
Project Status
Project Completed

About the project

The Canterbury men’s project consists of supporting four independent men’s community groups and a wider media and communications campaign. The aims of the four men's community groups supported by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHFNZ) are:
To evaluate whether engagement with these men’s groups is favourable for men’s wellbeing outcomes.
To gather evidence and stories to influence the material utilised in the wider media and communications intervention.An evaluation component to the four men's community groups includes quantitative and qualitative analysis of the groups.
The media and communication intervention runs in parallel to and beyond the four men's community groups and will encompass a stocktake of other men’s campaigns, collaboration with the Canterbury Men’s Centre on the informational ‘Blokes Book’ and an information website (provisionally called “The Manual”). The wider media and communications campaign seeks to influence (positively challenge) the existing culture/stereotype of the ‘kiwi bloke’ who is stoic, hard working, practical and averse to talking about emotions which is seen as a weakness. The campaign seeks to influence by normalising an acceptance of talking freely about wellbeing without being considered weak.

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