World Mental Health Day
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Launched in July 2019, Mr Porter Health in Mind was established in partnership with Movember. Aimed to help men lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives, though informative and thought-provoking content, it in addition raises funds with exclusive product capsules and events that support Movember’s ongoing work on men’s mental and physical health.

In 2018, the rate of suicide in males was three times higher than females. Of the 3,046 suicide deaths across Australia in 2018, 76 per cent occurred in males (2,320) and 24 per cent occurred in females (726), according to Beyond Blue. These staggering statistics are confronting and saddening and for World Mental Health Day on October 10, the hope is to spark conversation on what used to feel like a taboo topic.

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On Saturday, Mr Porter will activate its #TIMEwithHIM campaign to spotlight the fundamental importance of mental health, celebrate the power of friendship no matter how young or old and provide these communities with tools to draw upon in their everyday lives. This week, Mr Porter’s The Journal and Instagram channel has played host to several leading stories and online discussions that explore friendship and the vital role it plays in our mental health.

From portfolios from scientists, doctors and paramedics, an exclusive essay from award-winning author Mr Andrew O’Hagan on the male friendship, to a conversation with menswear insider Josh Peskowitz and stylist Eugene Tong who discuss their long friendship and careers in menswear, this week is a reminder to check in. How are you doing today? Has anyone asked?

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Amid the health crisis and political unrest in many countries, it is more important than ever to treasure and look after your mental health.

To get involved and for more information visit  the Health in Mind hub, here.

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