Men’s health charity Movember and creative agency In the Company of Huskies have collaborated to light up Dublin’s iconic Poolbeg Chimneys with a message of solidarity, ‘Together We Stand’, to launch Movember’s ‘Conversation Piece’ campaign. During these difficult Covid-19 pandemic times, people’s mental health is as important as ever.
Movember recently conducted research reveals that one in three men said they feel lonely more often compared with before the coronavirus struck. Yet nearly half, 45 per cent, say no one has checked to find out how they are coping, while just over eight out of 10 – 84 per cent – of men find it helpful when people ask if they’re having a difficult time.
A host of Ireland’s cultural and creative pioneers highlight the importance of staying connected by creating a series of light installations that will be projected onto landmarks across Dublin over the coming weeks. ‘Conversation Piece’ is projected onto one of the capital’s most famous sights, the Poolbeg Chimneys, overlooking Dublin Bay.
Other collaborations with Sebastian Barry, Vivienne Roche, Gavin Friday, Domino Whisker, Aches, Mundy and Tiny Ark will follow. Jonathan Forrest, CEO of Huskies said that according to the Royal Society of Medicine, visual art has positive effects on health outcomes. Photographer Neil MacDougald, Tiny Ark and Creative Technology worked pro bono.
A new interactive online tool, Movember Conversations, gives you practical guidance on how to support the men in your life who might be struggling.