During the month of November, our students have been participating in Movember. Usually known as MOvember, this year, the emphasis is on movement, encouraging members of the Clarendon community to walk, run, cycle, dance or row to raise awareness and funds for programs which support men’s health and men’s health research.
A group of Y11 students banded together to create a Clarendon team made up of students, staff, parents and friends of Clarendon. Within the team, individuals can set their own target distance for the month and have already raised over $900.
“Our main aim for Movember is to encourage as many people to participate as possible,” said Y11 student, Lucy Chester. “By getting people involved from the Clarendon Community I hope we can create a space where conversation about mental health is welcomed and reduces the stigma around it.”
Movember looks to address men’s health on a global scale, funding projects which listen to the community, advocates for men and changes behaviour for the better.
“Creating awareness around mental health is so important,” said Milly Poulton. “We hope that if more people participate in Movemeber, we can create an environment where people feel comfortable to speak out and seek help if they need it.”
You can join the Clarendon team or donate to Movember via the following link.