Brendan Maher

Global Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at Movember

Brendan Maher

Brendan Maher is the Global Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at Movember.

Movember is the biggest men’s health charity in the world, focused on scaling evidence-based programs nationally and internationally to impact the lives of men across the globe, and stop them from dying too young. Movember’s key focus areas include Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Prostate Cancer and Testicular Cancer.

Brendan joined the organisation in May 2019 and leads a passionate program team located across Melbourne, Toronto, London and Los Angeles. He is also a Board Member and former CEO of R U OK? – an organisation most well known for R U OK?Day, a national day of action committed to encouraging and equipping everyone to regularly and meaningfully ask “are you ok?”, of anyone who might be struggling with life.

Brendan is a passionate advocate for suicide prevention with almost 12 years experience across Lifeline Australia, R U OK? and Movember.

His contribution to the sector was recognised in 2019 with Suicide Prevention Australia’s LIFE Award for Excellence in the Leadership category.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Communications
Topics
  • Peer to peer support
  • Informal community care
  • Social connection
  • Crisis support
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Sector collaboration
  • Sustainability
  • Community outreach
  • Health promotion
  • Organisational leadership
Demographics
  • Men
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