Men’s health charity Movember lit up Dublin’s iconic Poolbeg Chimneys with a message of solidarity, as part of their Conversation Piece campaign.
The installation, made with creative agency In the Company of Huskies, comes as new research commissioned by Movember examining the impact of Covid-19 on social connections - watch it all happen at Poolbeg Chimneys below.
The research reveals that one in three men said they feel lonely more often compared with before Covid-19 with more than half of men saying they feel less connected to friends and colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic.
"These findings demonstrate that men are hungry for connection and in need of support in these trying times," said Neil Rooney of Movember. We know that men can often feel uncomfortable or awkward discussing their mental health. Through this campaign, we are encouraging people to check in on their loved ones and come together through meaningful conversation."
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To this end, a new interactive online tool, Movember Conversations gives people practical guidance on how to support the men in their life who might be struggling.
Together We Stand is the first in a series of light installations, projected onto Dublin landmarks over the coming weeks, featuring collaborative artworks from artists and designers including Gavin Friday, Domino Whisker, Aches, Mundy and Tiny Ark, with the aim to raising awareness around the importance of social connection and encourage meaningful conversation - find out more here.