Zurich renews support for mental health charity, Mr Perfect

18 December 2023

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has renewed its 12-month support for Australian mental health charity, Mr Perfect.

Mr Perfect provides conversation and connection for men through informal gatherings across the country. The grassroots charity is one of many in the mental health arena that Zurich supports in Australia & New Zealand.   

In their sixth consecutive year of collaboration, Zurich has supported Mr Perfect’s expansion to more than 40 locations around the country.  

The announcement follows a recent National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing1, which found around one in five males in Australia experienced a 12-month mental disorder in 2020-2022.

Linda Griffin, Head of Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Zurich Australia & New Zealand said: “Mr Perfect is effective because it creates a safe space for meaningful conversation between men.” 

“We know that mental health conditions are on the rise, and that reluctance to seek help disproportionately affects men. A recent national study1 found 21.6% of females in Australia saw a professional for their mental health compared with just 12.9% of males.”

“Zurich is committed to improving the accessibility of mental wellbeing programs in the community,” Ms Griffin said.

John Mooney, Chief Executive Officer, Mr Perfect said: “Mr Perfect strikes a chord because it offers an entry point into mental health awareness and support in the community.”

“With Zurich’s support, Mr Perfect has been able to uplift its offering and reach in recent years.  We are excited for another year of support and the continued impact this will have in the community,” Mr Mooney said.  


1 https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/health/mental-health/national-study-mental-health-and-wellbeing/2020-2022

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.  Further information about Zurich Financial Services Australia is available at www.zurich.com.au.

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer serving people and businesses in more than 200 countries and territories. Founded 150 years ago, Zurich is transforming insurance. In addition to providing insurance protection, Zurich is increasingly offering prevention services such as those that promote wellbeing and enhance climate resilience.

Reflecting its purpose to ‘create a brighter future together’, Zurich aspires to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. It is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050 and has the highest-possible ESG rating from MSCI. In 2020, Zurich launched the Zurich Forest project to support reforestation and biodiversity restoration in Brazil.

The Group has about 60,000 employees and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. 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 is available at www.zurich.com.