Six Warkworth policemen and a radio presenter are getting behind men’s health this month by growing a mo.
The idea is part of the national Movember initiative, to recognise and raise money for problems such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Around 600 men die from prostate cancer in New Zealand each year and the country has the world’s worst youth suicide rates.
Sergeant Mark Stallworthy says mental health issues are a big driver behind police involvement. “It’s something we see on this job more and more.
Often the outcomes are very sad, so we really need to turn things around,” he says. To donate visit mobro.co/warkworthpolice