Part of the official Mo-Merchandise, £1 from every comb sold goes directly to the charity to raise money for men’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
This year’s comb features a tortoiseshell design, with gold foil embossed Movember and Kent branding. Handmade, the teeth of the comb are saw cut, polished and buffed to create a soft, rounded shape designed to glide through facial hair.
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s mental health on a global scale. In what has been a tougher year than most, research has shown the pressure being placed on mental health as a result of being physically apart, combined with potential job loss, financial stress and strain on relationships. In response to the pandemic, Movember has produced digital mental health resources including Movember Conversations. To donate or find out more, please visit https://uk.movember.com/.
Pass on these mo growing tips to your clients
- Be prepared: Aim for a style that will flatter the face
- Be brave: The first few days, even weeks, can be uncomfortable as the Mo takes shape. Ride it out to encourage donations.
- Ignore the itching: Remind yourself that men have endured worse in the past. You can stand a little face tickle.
- Shape your moustache: Get across all the proper grooming techniques. A great Mo comes down to great grooming.
- Nurture it and keep it clean: Look after your Mo, and your Mo will look after you.
The Movember facts and figures
If you needed anymore reason to donate and support such a vital course, then take a look at the figures released earlier this year by Movember, as part of a global study carried out by the Social Research Centre found that:
- Nearly half of British men (46 per cent) said no one asked how they’re coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 22% of men said their mental health had worsened in the first six weeks of the pandemic, with 29% noting increased feelings of loneliness.
- Older men are the group most likely to have experienced poorer social connection, with 62 per cent of men aged 45+ years reporting they feel less connected to their friends since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Movember’s Global Director of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Brendan Maher, said: “Not surprisingly, our research confirmed COVID-19 has hit men pretty hard, both in the UK and globally. The statistics show men are anxious and uncertain about the future.
“Many guys are isolated and disconnected from their usual social support networks. The places men usually go to have those shoulder-to-shoulder conversations with their mates, like going out for a drink or a bite to eat, watching or playing sport, or going to the gym, have been severely reduced.
“We know men aren’t great at asking for or seeking help at the best of times, so we need to do as much as we can to buffer some of the problems they’re facing now. The programs Movember have delivered this year will make a meaningful impact going forward.”
Please do consider donating to Team Mr Sam Wall who are raising money in memory of our barbering brother Sam Wall. You can donate here.