QBH gets serious about men’s health

9 December 2016

Queensland Bulk Handling (QBH) made a mighty donation to the Movember Foundation last week after a huge month of fundraising to raise awareness about men’s health issues.

QBH employees were joined by their colleagues across New Hope Group to collectively raise a whopping $18,800 for men’s health research.

Electrician Brendan O’Rourke led the QBH Movember team and said growing a moustache was a great way to spark conversation about men’s health on site at the Port of Brisbane.

"Our moustache’s really got crews talking about men’s health and the importance of regular health checks," he said.

"Men aren’t particularly good at talking about this type of stuff so we used our existing health and wellness program to focus in on men’s health issues during our monthly health and wellness talks.

Maintenance Planner Garry Dendle raised almost $1500 with his Movember Mo and said he really valued the men’s health sessions run by allied health professionals LiveWell Australia.

"It really motivated us to pay attention to our health and openly discuss some issues that we normally shy away from," he said.

"We learned a lot and it’s great to know that our fundraising efforts will now help researchers learn even more."

The money raised by New Hope employees will go towards funding research into prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. You can learn more about Movember and men’s health research by visiting https://au.movember.com/