$12 Million funding commitment from Movember Canada addresses priority area Men's mental health

Movember Canada Announces Request for Applications

TORONTO, ONTARIO (April 23rd, 2013) - Movember Canada, with guidance from the Canadian Men's Health Network (CMHN), is proud to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for mental health interventions in the priority areas of de-stigmatization, awareness, prevention, education or early recognition/interventions. This $12 million announcement represents the first and largest investment made to date through Movember dollars in the mental health space, with additional RFAs to be announced in the coming months.

With this funding opportunity, Movember Canada invites applications from organizations in Canada to pursue innovation and ideas to achieve the following:

  • Reduce the stigma of men suffering from a mental health condition across all stages of life (childhood and adolescence, as well as young, mid, and later adulthood) to enable them to step forward to seek the help and care of health care professionals
  • Raise awareness and knowledge of men’s mental health concerns through education in schools, colleges, communities and workplaces.
  • Define and develop interventions (e.g. social, communication, education, and advocacy), which lead to the prevention of mental illness or enable early recognition and treatment among men and their loved ones.

This project presents an unprecedented opportunity for the Canadian mental health community to make a significant impact in boys' and men’s mental health,” said Dr. Larry Goldenberg , Professor & Head , UBC Department of Urologic Sciences and Chair of the Canadian Men’s Health Network “Movember is fast-tracking new levels of pan-Canadian collaboration in addressing mental health issues and with the knowledge dissemination possible from these projects, we will be driving truly tangible outcomes for Canadians.

“It’s always exciting to see the hard earned funds of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas be committed to outstanding programs, that this is the first commitment of funds to mental health just makes it even more so,” said Pete Bombaci, National Director, Movember Canada. The Mo Bros and Mo Sistas of Canada deserve a hearty thank you, without their steadfast dedication and love for men’s health, initiatives like this would not be possible.”

“Movember is looking forward to the Canadian mental health community bringing forward proposals that make a significant contribution to the mental health of Canadian boys and men” said Paul Villanti, Executive Director Programs, Movember   “This is a significant step towards making an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.”

Notice of intent to submit a full application is due May 3rd with the final application deadline on July 31st, 2013. All final applications are subject to peer review, with the peer review panel comprising members with national and international expertise in mental health.  The earliest start date for these interventions is Movember 1st 2013.

To view the RFA and to submit an intent to apply please visit https://cmhn.myreviewroom.com/ .

To learn more about Movember funded programs please visit - http://ca.movember.com/about/funding-overview/

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Jill Kenney
jill@getfreshpr.com
778.837.1122

About Movember

Movember aims to forever change the face of men's health through the power of the moustache by raising awareness and funds for men’s health issues. In Canada Movember supports prostate cancer and men’s mental health initiatives. Since its inception as a charity event in 2004, over 2 million participants have raised over $300 M for its causes, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries. For more information please visit movember.com or @MovemberCA. Movember is a registered charity in Canada - BN 848215604 RR0001.

About Canadian Men's Health Network

Canadian Men's Health Network (CMHN) is an advisory committee to Movember Canada that was created to address critical men's health issues today and in the future. The CMHN brings together some of the top scientific and medical professionals from across the country to collaborate on identifying and addressing men's health issues. The first initiative of this network is boys' and men's mental health. For more information please visit – www.movember.com

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Movember aims to forever change the face of men's health through the power of the moustache by raising awareness and funds in support of prostate cancer and men’s mental health initiatives. Since its inception as a charity event in 2004, over 2 million participants have raised over $300 M for its causes, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries. For more information please visit movember.com or @MovemberCA. Movember is a registered charity in Canada - BN 848215604 RR0001.