AMY Groth and four-year-old Noah are on a mission - to raise $25,000 for the Movember Foundation.
The effort is in honour of Ms Groth's fiance, Joshua Groth, who lost his battle with mental illness five years ago.
Joshua was just 20-years-old.
Ms Groth said she wanted to raise it by July 9, because that would have been Joshua's 25th birthday.
"We thought okay, it's a big milestone in anyone's life and he's obviously not here to celebrate with us, so we thought we would raise some money in his honour," she said.
"We thought let's raise $25,000 because he would have been 25-years-old."
Noah was six weeks old when Joshua passed away.
"It's a little bit of a special thing for Noah because realistically, he's never known his dad. He's seen him in photos, he knows who he is but he's never had that relationship with his dad," Ms Groth said.
Ms Groth started fundraising around mid-February.
"A couple of people have said it's quite a large sum, but realistically if 1000 people donated $25, that's it, we've got it," she said.
Since Joshua's passing, Ms Groth has become a passionate advocate for men's health, which is why she chose the Movember Foundation.
"Unfortunately most people who do lose the battle are men, which is why we chose Movember Foundation as opposed to any of the other charities, because the Movember Foundation specifically targets men's mental health," she said.
The foundation has several campaigns aimed at men's mental health, including the Man Up project, a three-part documentary series that 'aims to get to the bottom of the male suicide crisis, effect real social change and hopefully even save lives.'
"75 per cent of suicides are men. Globally, a man loses his battle with mental illness every minute. Every minute of the hour a man passes away by suicide," Ms Groth said.
As someone who lost her fiance to mental illness, these statistics are a horrible reality for Ms Groth.
As a single mother raising a son, they are even scarier.
"It is definitely very scary and I guess for me it's important that I foster an environment where Noah can express himself and he understands that this whole concept of being a man and 'manning up' is just bulls***," Ms Groth said.
"Men have feelings too, but unfortunately society has created this expectation that they shouldn't have feelings, they should just suck it up.
"I would like to see a society where it's not like that, and I want to do my bit to make sure that my son does grow up in a society where he is free to express himself if he wants to cry, if he is struggling with his mental health it's okay, and he can be honest about it and not feel shame.
"Unfortunately I think there is this sense of shame if you're a man and you're struggling internally."
An important step in creating a healthier environment for men and boys is looking at the way mental illness and suicide are framed in conversation.
"We try not to use phrases like 'took his own life' or even 'committed suicide' because it is not really correct," Ms Groth said.
"What we try to say is 'he lost his battle with mental illness' or 'he lost his battle with depression' because realistically, mental illness is a disease just like cancer, just like any other disease that can become terminal.
"So when a person passes away as a result of that, it's because they've lost their battle. It's not really a choice."
Ms Groth also had some other words of wisdom for men.
"I would encourage any young man who is struggling with their mental health to have a look at the Movember website and their mental health section," she said.
"They actually have resources specifically for men, whether it's another man to talk to or coping mechanisms, it's all there.
"Aside from that, just reach out. There's no shame in saying you're not okay, and seek help."
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