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Prostate Cancer
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Men's Health
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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, Programmes.

Suicide Safety Planning Tool

Movember Funding to Date

Global Funding AUD 3,960,011

What we seek to achieve

This funding supports the development, improvement and scaled distribution of a digital Suicide Prevention Safety Planning tool (currently known as Beyond Now in Australia). The technology is an accessible way for people to create a suicide safety plan with individual coping strategies to reduce their risk of suicidal behaviour.

United States
Implemented by
Project start date
January 2022
Project Status
In progress

About the project

In 2015, Movember provided $676,000 to Beyondblue, in partnership with Monash University, to develop BeyondNow, a smartphone app to help people develop suicide safety plans. It was adapted from a best‐practice Suicide Safety Planning Intervention (SPI) (Stanley & Brown, 2008, 2012; Stanley et al., 2015). The app was released in 2016.

Movember has been granted a non‐exclusive international licence for the further development and distribution of the suicide safety planning app to make it available in other markets. Safety Planning Interventions fit squarely into the self-care, early intervention and building of coping mechanisms and have been proven in the reduction of suicidal ideation.
The Safety Plan Intervention application is not novel, it has been proven in the market and is a low risk, low capex method of helping to meet our strategic goals.

The Beyond Now safety planning app is an accessible way for people to create a suicide safety plan with individual coping strategies to reduce their risk of suicidal behaviour. Research has shown having a safety plan can be useful for reducing the intensity of suicidal thoughts and increasing people’s ability to cope with them. The current Beyond Now digital tool has proven to be effective in reducing severity and intensity of suicidal ideation and increases in suicide-related coping.

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