Charity of the Month - Man Island

Mendl is a Non-profit brand that takes no monetary benefit from purchases beyond what is necessary to keep the wheels turning over and cover our business overheads. The profit of all purchases made on the Mendl website goes directly to a charity of the month; to someone who is having a tangible positive impact on Mental Health in Melbourne for the better.

We have long recognised that a number of charities and groups are already impacting real change in the Mental Health sphere in Australia. We want everyone to be involved in the fight for greater communication and support for those that truly need it, hence why we believe that our profit is best returned to those that can use it best.

April's charity of the month is Man Island. The Man Island Project is a world first; a team of mental health researchers working together to better understand how men access, engage and improve in treatment. This research project lead by Dr. Zac Seidler and A/Prof Simon Rice at Orygen will develop and trial the first ever training program for mental health practitioners to better understand and respond to men’s distress and suicidality. The aim of this project is to help practitioners engage and retain their male clients, so that they get better, faster.

Visit the Man Island website at http://manisland.com.au to see how your purchase is directly impacting change in the men's mental health sphere.