Emma Mackley running to support men’s health in November – The Stawell Times-News

Emma Mackley can't grow a Mo, but she can run 300 kilometres over mountains to raise money for men's health. Ms Mackley is representing Grampians Community Health in the Movember challenge and she said she's doing it for all the men in the community. "I can't sit back and watch the men of our lives die before their time," she said. The Grampians Community Health non-residential withdrawal nurse said she had been passionate about men's mental health all her life. "I appreciate the great work of Movember, so I've become a Mo-sister to raise funds for the program for research to try to stop men from dying too young," she said. Ms Mackley was part of the Grampians Community Health Movember team last year and aimed to run 120 kilometres over the month, but ended up doing 250 kilometres. READ MORE: This year she's challenging herself to run 300 kilometres in The Grampians, mostly up and over mountains. As of November 10, she has also logged 109 kilometres and raised more than $1000. On November 27 Ms Mackley plans to run 30 kilometres on one extended run. "I can't grow a Mo, but I can definitely go for a run to raise funds," she said. Her planned 30 kilometres challenge will be a new personal best. "It will be a bit of a push, but I have been training and wanted to challenge myself - I have a good cause for motivation," she said. OTHER NEWS: Australia loses about seven men a day to suicide and globally one man dies by suicide on average every minute. "I'm not a man so I can't say what it's like to be one, but I see the suffering in some and think about the men we are losing," she said. Ms Mackley said a conversion could change a life. "Let's recognise that some people aren't as good at asking for help so let's be there for each other," she said. "Invite a mate to come along, have a chat and really listen to each other. "We need to normalise mental health problems and encourage people to feel comfortable to have those conversations and to look for warning signs." People can support Ms Mackley's fundraising on the Movember website. While you're with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox from the Stawell Times-News. To make sure you're up-to-date with all the news from across the region, sign up here.

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November 26 2021 - 12:00PM

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Emma Mackley can't grow a Mo, but she can run 300 kilometres over mountains to raise money for men's health.

Ms Mackley is representing Grampians Community Health in the Movember challenge and she said she's doing it for all the men in the community.

"I can't sit back and watch the men of our lives die before their time," she said.

The Grampians Community Health non-residential withdrawal nurse said she had been passionate about men's mental health all her life.

"I appreciate the great work of Movember, so I've become a Mo-sister to raise funds for the program for research to try to stop men from dying too young," she said.

Ms Mackley was part of the Grampians Community Health Movember team last year and aimed to run 120 kilometres over the month, but ended up doing 250 kilometres.

This year she's challenging herself to run 300 kilometres in The Grampians, mostly up and over mountains.

As of November 10, she has also logged 109 kilometres and raised more than $1000.

On November 27 Ms Mackley plans to run 30 kilometres on one extended run.

"I can't grow a Mo, but I can definitely go for a run to raise funds," she said.

Her planned 30 kilometres challenge will be a new personal best.

"It will be a bit of a push, but I have been training and wanted to challenge myself - I have a good cause for motivation," she said.

Australia loses about seven men a day to suicide and globally one man dies by suicide on average every minute.

"I'm not a man so I can't say what it's like to be one, but I see the suffering in some and think about the men we are losing," she said.

Ms Mackley said a conversion could change a life.

"Let's recognise that some people aren't as good at asking for help so let's be there for each other," she said.

"Invite a mate to come along, have a chat and really listen to each other.

"We need to normalise mental health problems and encourage people to feel comfortable to have those conversations and to look for warning signs."

While you're with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox from the Stawell Times-News. To make sure you're up-to-date with all the news from across the region, sign up here.

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