Nyngan's emergency service workers take part in Movember for men's mental health

SUPPORT: (back) Nick Briggs, Jordan Lane, Tony Coen, Adam Bourke and Sally Beukers with Brad Besant, Aaron Bennett and Jade Condon. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
SUPPORT: (back) Nick Briggs, Jordan Lane, Tony Coen, Adam Bourke and Sally Beukers with Brad Besant, Aaron Bennett and Jade Condon. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

Emergency service workers in Nyngan are putting their mos on showthis November for men's health.

NSW Police senior constable Nick Briggs, Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters Brad Besant, Adam Bourke, Tony Coen, Jordan Lane and Aaron Bennett along with NSW Ambulance paramedics Joe Ludicrous and Cory McMillan are each sporting hair on their upper lips for Movember, in an effort to raise awareness around prostate and testicular cancer, and mental illness.

On average, the lifespan of the average Australia man is four years less than a woman. Nine men die from prostate cancer every day, while more than 200,000 are living with the disease.

Meanwhile, suicide is the biggest killer of males under 45-years-old. On average, six men take their own lives every day.

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Those taking part in Movember just need to let their moustache grow for the month, while asking their family, friends and colleagues to donate.

Nyngan Fire and Rescue retained firefighter Brad Besant said he's proud the men have decided to get on board with the cause again this year to help the Movember foundation improve men's lives.

"Mental health touches a lot of people, especially in our small community," he said.

Mr Besant said as emergency service workers they often dealt with trauma each day. However working together to grow out their moustaches not only helped them have a bit of fun but hopefully would help kick-start conversations around the community.

"The key to this cause is showing the community that we're here and we support them," he said.

"We also think it's great to have a bit of fun, while raising awareness for an important cause, and an important message."

The team at Nyngan have already started their campaign to raise money for Movember.

Money will go towards prostate cancer and testicular cancer services, as well as mental health charities.

To donate to the cause visit au.movember.com and search Nyngan 000, police fire or ambulance.