ANZ’s OnePath has teamed up with Mr. Perfect, a grassroots men’s mental health network that encourages conversation and connection through informal barbecues.
The partnership will see the life insurer sponsoring more than 120 free barbecues across Australia over the next 12 months, to provide men and their families food and conversations and help them feel safe, supported, and acknowledged. The first barbecue will take place on Oct. 21 at Redfern.
“Male customers have lodged about three quarters of our mental health-related income-protection claims, which just highlights how over represented men are in this space,” said Maria Falas, ANZ’s head of mental health and wellness and life insurance. “This partnership is an opportunity for OnePath to continue its advocacy of preventative mental-health measures for customers, while giving back to the community in a meaningful way. We are really proud of this partnership and look forward to 12 months of great conversations, great connections, and helping support communities to discuss the importance of mental wellbeing.”