Tuesday, 8 December 2020: Mr Perfect has announced that its key sponsor, Zurich and OnePath, will continue their support for the charity over the next 12 months.
This marks the third consecutive year of their partnership, which has supported Mr Perfect in reaching men across Australia to connect and form supportive communities.
Since the partnership commenced in 2018 Mr Perfect has increased the number of BBQs they have hosted by 200%, reaching over tens of thousands of men in communities across the country.
With the support of Zurich and OnePath, during 2020, Mr Perfect has adapted its program to become more agile and COVID-safe, introducing online BBQs over Zoom; interviewing health professionals on its new livestream and podcast, TRH: The Reconnection Hour; and developing a Men’s Health Directory, available on its website.
Terry Cornick, Founder and CEO of Mr Perfect, said, “Zurich and OnePath’s renewed commitment has meant that Christmas has come early at Mr Perfect. I’ve been overwhelmed by their support throughout 2020, with Mr Perfect’s inclusion on their official My Wellbeing Hub portal for customers and advisers, and the invitation to present at industry webinars. It’s added a new dimension to our reach and impact.”
Maria Falas, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at Zurich and OnePath, said, “We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Mr Perfect, helping to grow and expand its offering across Australia. Mr Perfect’s model of facilitating one-on-one, authentic connections is valuable when destigmatising men’s mental health. As a key component in our employee mental health and wellbeing initiative, MindFIT, and now our external My Wellbeing Hub, Mr Perfect raises mental health awareness across our people, partners, and customers.”
To find out more about how Mr Perfect is providing community and connection to men and their communities across Australia, visit mrperfect.org.au.
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About Mr Perfect
Like many men, our founder realised he was not Mr Perfect. After a lifetime of mental challenges, he finally navigated a semblance of a path to tackle them and found there was something missing in the support he accessed. Ironically his best mate called him “Mr Perfect” for years without knowing his struggle.
Mr Perfect is a grassroots charity that brings men together at BBQs in local parks across Australia, to create community and connection.
However, we are more than a BBQ. Online we provide support, information and resources for the good of men’s health.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.
Zurich Financial Services Australia is a life insurance, commercial insurance and investments specialist, that has been participating in the Australian market since 1920. Since its acquisition of OnePath Life from ANZ in 2019, the company provides life insurance to more than 1.5 million Australian customers under both the Zurich and OnePath Life brands. This includes insurance sold through financial advisers (retail), through superannuation (Group) and via direct-to-consumer channels.