HeadsUpGuys Impact Video

June 2015 - June 2016

HeadsUpGuys launched during Men’s Health Week, June 2015.

This year we are celebrating our first year anniversary on Tuesday, June 14th 2016. Vancouver, Ottawa and other Canadian cities will also June 14th, Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

Follow along with #MensHealthWeek and #MensMHday.

Our Impact

WebsiteOver 65,000 visits

VisitorsOver 6,500 Self Checks completed

Social MediaOver 3,800 fans

Social MediaOver 2,700 likes on Facebook, 1,100 followers on Twitter

Media CoverageOver 40 media stories

Features ByCBC Radio, Huffington Post US, UK, and Canada, The Telegraph, The Mighty, Movember Radio, Goodmen Project, CTV Vancouver, and APlus

Personal Impact"I always go to Heads Up Guys when I'm having a particularly rough day."

"It's difficult to find sites focused to a specific group. It's nice to have one focused solely to men and helping me feel not alone."

VideosOver 42,000 views

Interview and Promotion VideosAlong with our website launch we released a promotional campaign video and men's recovery story videos

ReferralsRecognized as a valuable resource by over 40 health and mental health sites

Trusted Resource forPartners for Mental Health, Movember Canada, Men's Depression. org, Movember US and Canada, Royal Canadian Legion, CMHA Toronto, HealthLinkBC and the International Association for Suicide Prevention

#BetterStartsHereOver 25,000 engagements, and over 250,000 people reached

Photography CampaignFeaturing images from seven fine art and conceptual photographers

Personal Impact"I've been hiding my depression for many years and finally decided to deal with it head-on. You guys have kickstarted my recovery."

"I have to thank you guys a great deal. With the help of this page and others I had enough courage to seek help for my depression."

Young man sitting with arms crossed

What's Next

For June 2016

  • Four new real story videos (from Aidan, Fraser, Jay, and Scott)
  • Refract: Public Art Exhibit
  • Redefining Man: Photography Campaign

2016-2017 and Beyond

With visitors, photography contributors, and features by media outlets in the Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Australia, men’s depression is a global issue.

This June we’re updating our URL to HeadsUpGuys.org to reflect our broader audience and support of men, their friends, and family members all over the world.

HeadsUpGuys is a non-profit organization that exists through the contributions and support of donors.

Donations are accepted through The University of British Columbia donations page. Donation receipts can be used for tax credits.

Individuals and organizations wishing to support HeadsUpGuys can contact us at [email protected].