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In case you’ve been living under a lock for the last 15 years (see what we did there?), Movember – curiously held during November – is a month where dudes around the world grow their best moustache to raise awareness for men’s health.

The cause aims to raise much-needed funds and promote education and awareness of various areas of men’s health, in particular prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Yikes. It’s serious stuff that needs serious moolah to help guys stay alive and healthy.

How does Movember work?

Mo, flavour saver, cookie duster, caterpillar. Whatever you call it, the humble moustache has made a bit of a comeback thanks to Movember, which sees guys growing theirs all November long. Tracking their progress with pics on Instagram and Facebook, mo’owners get their family and friends to sponsor them in their mo-growing quest, with all funds raised heading straight to men’s health research. It’s usually then a big affair when the mo’ gets shaved off come December 1.

So how the heck is Movember relevant to lock picking?

We thought you’d never ask! Well, ongoing research suggests that working with your hands and solving various types of puzzles may have many benefits and positive effects when it comes to the brain and mental health. Additionally, some of our customers have told us how relaxed they can become when they are lock picking, and that they often pick locks to calm nerves, ease anxiety and reduce stress levels. Given a lot of our customers are male, (and Movember is all about helping guys stay strong and healthy, right?) it seems quite fitting that we discuss lock picking as a potential way to boost feelings of wellbeing, mindfulness and better health.

“Lock picking is a form of therapy for me I have multiple mental illnesses and its become a wonderful aide and helps me cope with certain conditions.”(sic) – Cobra6460 (Reddit)” (sic) – Pikmor (Reddit)

Don’t just take our customers’ word for it

We’ve scoured forums and found fellow lock pickers across the globe feel the same way as some of our customers, citing they find it “therapeutic” and even “meditative”. Who knew?! Here’s what some had to say…

“I find picking to be a form of meditation. I’m usually alone in a quiet room just listening to the pins.” (sic) – Pikmor (Reddit)

Now, we are definitely NOT suggesting you go out and swap your current stress relievers/medications for lock picking. We just love that some of our customers and fellow lock pickers can practise and benefit from mindfulness by picking locks, and hopefully you might too.

PickPals, You and Movember

If you’re keen to jump on the mindfulness bandwagon and start reaping the mental and physical benefits that lock picking may offer, why not try our Sparrows Night School kit. For the month of November only, we’ll be donating a portion of all of our profits from the sale of each of these kits to Movember – so get in quick while stocks last to support a great cause.

  • Nightschool Tuxedo + Edition

    Night School Tuxedo + Edition

    $ 169.00
  • Pickpals Nightschool Lockpickig Bundle

    Night School Tuxedo Plus Bundle

    $ 199.00

If you are depressed or require assistance with mental illness, help is available.

Call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

If a life is in danger contact 000 immediately.

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