3 November 2020

Total Tools Mo, because men's health matters

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We’re proud to welcome Total Tools as an Official Partner for Movember 2020, because men’s health is in crisis and they know 2020 is the most important year yet.

These Mo’s have been dedicated to changing the face of men’s health since 2016 – getting hairy and raising funds and awareness to stop men dying too young… legends!

Growing Mo’s to raise funds for mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer is close to the hearts of our mates at Total Tools. These are cause areas that affect everyday Aussie blokes, every day, and they're fundraising to make a difference.

With so many Mo Bros on jobsites across the country, Total Tools Mo to support the trade community. They know the importance of health & safety on site, and they know the importance of downing tools to check in with a mate. A simple tool that should be on every jobsite, is the ALEC framework:

ASK Start by asking how he’s feeling. It’s worth mentioning any changes you’ve picked up on: has he stopped replying to texts? Does he sound different on the phone? Has he gone quiet in the group chat?

LISTEN Give him your full attention. Let him know you’re hearing what he’s saying and you’re not judging. You don’t have to diagnose problems or offer solutions, but asking questions lets him know you’re listening.

ENCOURAGE ACTION Help him focus on simple things that might improve how he feels. Is he getting enough sleep? Is he exercising and eating well? Maybe there’s something that’s helped him in the past – it’s worth asking.

CHECK IN WITH A MATE Follow up your conversation with a phone call or FaceTime. This helps to show that you care; plus, you’ll get a feel for whether he’s feeling any better.


Get into Total Tools and help change the face of men’s health this Movember – when you get there, you’ll find a friendly bunch of moustaches.

Grab a Total Tools Movember Tee, Hat or Stubby Holder at selected stores to have fun doin' good, and rock them during the hairy month and beyond.

Across their network in 2019, the Total Tools Movember team raised over $129K, finishing 2nd in the Team leader board and 14th overall in Australia for the Team Challenge. In 2020 they're back, and they're determined.

Head into your nearest store to meet the Mo's, or donate to the Total Tools Movember team here.

Total Tools, Every Tool, Every Trade, EVERY MO, EVERY BRO!

Huge thanks R U OK?, for developing the ALEC model.