The Work We Fund

Funded projects
Men's Health Partners
We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact.
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs
Mental health and suicide prevention
“The number of men taking their own lives around the world is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Movember is working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to seek help when they’re struggling.”
Brendan Maher, Global Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs.

MindTheHeart Project

Movember Funding to Date

CAN 3,000,000

What we seek to achieve

To prevent, detect early and treat mood disorders, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress among men living with heart disease. This will be achieved through mental health and well-being promotion/education campaigns in the community, in clinical settings and workplaces, multi-settings based integrated interventions for mental health and well-being and the implementation of a men-sensitive stepped-care integrating Emotional Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
Implemented by
Université de Moncton
Project start date
September 2015
Project Status
Project Completed

About the project

The Project is being carried out in three Canadian Provinces (New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario).  The overarching goals are to:

  • Raise awareness and improve health literacy on mood, anxiety and trauma and stress related disorders (MD/AD/TRD) in men;
  • Support implementation of community and workplace based interventions for prevention, early detection and treatment of MD/AD/TRD in men at-risk or with heart disease;
  • Reduce the double burden of disease for men and their partners stemming from MD/AD/TRD associated with heart disease by implementing an integrated stepped-care model;
  • Strengthen the healthcare system’s and men-predominant workplaces’ capacity to better respond to men’s mental health needs in a context of heart disease by implementing collaborative practices among men, their family (i.e. life partner), health professionals, managers and workplace-based health promoters.

This will be achieved through three phases: 
  1. Phase One: Identification of best practices that prevent and sustain the reduction of MD/AD/TRD in men with heart disease;  facilitate early detection of MD/AD/TRD in men with heart disease; Development of  a men-sensitive stepped-care model.
  2. Phase Two: Implementation of the men-sensitive stepped-care model to improve access to tailored mental health education, support and services for men.  Approach will be to utilize a prospective cohort of  3,000 men in three provinces in order to follow-up with men who have experienced heart disease for a year and prevent/early treat those who may develop a MD/AD/TRD. 
  3.  Phase Three: Preparation for sustainability via a qualitative study with men, health professionals, healthcare managers and workplace-based health promoters. 

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