Contiki Partnered With Movember To Support Men’s Mental Health
Contiki Ambassadors spent the day connecting through hiking,
yoga and sharing their personal stories
This November, Contiki partnered with Movember -- a men’s health charity dedicated to changing the face of men’s health around the world -- to tell unique mental health stories through handpicked Contiki Ambassadors.
These stories tackle topics like dealing with grief, the pressure of being successful and the power of male friendships.
The hero piece in the storytelling series is a ‘conversation on the deck’ video, hosted by Movember’s Global Director of Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Brendan Maher. It features five influential men speaking out about their own experiences with mental health issues and working to help others find a way forward.
The group includes: Movember ambassadors – CrossFit champion Khan Porter and former Survivor contestant Shawn Hampson; plus, Contiki contributors – former Home and Away star Lincoln Lewis, musician Ziggy Ramo and podcaster Dylan Nicholson.
Contiki Canada team members also participated in the nationwide Movember fundraising campaign in partnership with The Travel Corporation Canada.
“Globally, men die nearly six years earlier than women and one in nine Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. It’s the most common cancer in young men and, in Canada, suicide is the leading cause of death among males aged 15-44. These statistics for men are shocking, and our partnership with Movember is just the start of tackling these issues,” says Sheralyn Berry, president of Contiki Canada.
“At Contiki, our mission for Movember is to make support accessible for all men, by telling their stories through our channels - opening up awareness and support to a whole generation of 18-35-year-olds - including real, personal stories from our ambassadors as well as advice and resources.”
To further support the cause, Contiki gave away four places on a Northern Thai Highlights trip as part of ‘Big Mo on Campus’, a leading student fundraiser in Australia, Canada, the USA and the UK - helping to bring to life the fresh perspectives and life-changing shared experiences travel can provide for mental health.