Welcome to the Men’s Mental Health Foundation (MMHF) website. Our mission is to improve the mental health of men in male dominated industries, specifically in the construction industry, and prevent suicide.
Recent statistics show that over the past 10 years, around 3500 men have lost their lives to mental health issues and suicide in male dominated industries, with the construction industry being one of the most affected.
MMHF is a registered not-for-profit charity that raises funds for research, early intervention, and treatment programs for men’s mental health and suicide prevention. We aim to effectively fund mental health intervention research and practical measures for preventing suicide.
Our fundraising activities include seeking donations, grants, and bequests, organising events, holding a major annual raffle, selling salvaged products, and working with our partner, Blokes OpShops, to collect and sell second-hand hardware and e-waste to reduce landfill.
We provide a platform for male dominated industries to donate directly to a charity dedicated to improving men’s mental health, particularly the construction industry. All funds raised will be donated to our chosen charities, research organizations, and industry partners to further their work in this field.
While mental health is well understood and supported in the construction industry, the persistent problem of all male suicides (8 per day) a gap in “the way business is done” and the effective practical prevention approaches will be funded.
With a market size of over $400 billion per annum, it is estimated that the construction industry alone could contribute up to $2 million in donations to MMHF annually.
Our not-for-profit activities such as recycling, donations, and raffles etc are expected to raise 80% of MMHF’s funds, while our partnership with Blokes Opshops is expected to provide an additional 20% of income. The Blokes OpShops provide a social and familiar environment for men to meet and communicate and offer opportunities for men of all ages to volunteer; particularly men over 65 which has the highest rate of male suicides.
In the words of Professor Jordan Peterson, “All humans can equally have a propensity to suicide, but men, by their male nature, act.” Join us in our mission to improve men’s mental health and prevent suicide.
Founding Director & Chairman