The Go Compare ads star was also treated to a pre-Movember shave from Cardiff’s Windsor Barbers at the event, which was held at Depot, the city’s popular streetfood venue.
Meanwhile, food vendors Drunken Sailor, Goodfillas, Urban Eats Wales, Gwynne’s Ice Cream and A Lot of Waffle provided around 200 guests with savoury and sweet treats on the night.
Several lucky guests also walked away with prizes from Movember and a host of popular Cardiff brands including The Celt Experience, Hangfire Smokehouse, Crafty Devil Brewing Company, I Loves The ‘Diff and Windsor Barbers.
NCMH director Professor Ian Jones explained that working with the Movember Foundation was a natural fit for the Health and Care Research Wales funded centre:
“Our mission to help promote mental health research and contribute to better diagnosis and treatment ties in perfectly with the Movember Foundation’s focus on combatting poor mental health among men” said Professor Jones.
“Men are a traditionally difficult audience to reach when it comes to mental health issues, and the figures speak for themselves – suicide is the number one killer of men aged 20-49. We hope that by working in partnership with organisations like Movember, we can raise awareness of this and encourage more men to help with mental health research.”