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." - Owen Sharp, CEO
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.

Farmstrong - Live Well Farms Well

Movember Funding to Date

NZD 835,000

What we seek to achieve

To increase the motivation, confidence, knowledge and skills of people working on farms to take stock and invest in emotional and psychological resiliency. We aim to make looking after the human asset a priority in the farming business plan and a routine part of day to day farming practice.

New Zealand
FMG (Farmers Mutual Group), ACC (Accident Compensation Commission NZ)
Implemented by
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Project start date
July 2013
Project Status
Project Completed

About the project

Mental Health Foundation NZ (MHFNZ) will recruit and support ambassadors and champions who have credibility with farmers  to promote knowledge, skills and behaviours that increase health and wellbeing and can be applied to a farming business context.  

The program is supported by: 

  • Marketing and communications to increase the perceived importance of wellbeing 
  • Champions who role model and share what works 
  • Information and resources that provide guidance on practical behaviours
  • Learning forums that connect people with the information and 
  • Events that connect people with each other and that grow support networks to help them make and sustain improvements.
A Governance Group has been established to oversee the partnership with expertise in the areas of executive leadership, project management, research and measurement, program design, marketing and communications and extensive knowledge of the farming sector.

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