Un-Lock The Doc

Help me create a mentally healthier world

After a decade or so of follicular growth, I reckon it's time for the locks to go! While I clear the somewhat tangled overgrowth of hair from the top of my head, I figure we can put some money towards clearing more of the internal tangles that we or our loved ones face in striving for better mental health.

I'm standing up to join Team Black Dog to turn ground breaking research into life saving action.

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians every year, with the most common being depression and anxiety. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life — individuals, families, workplaces and communities.

I'd love for you to get involved by having conversations with friends and family to help build support in the battle for better mental health and if you're up to it, to also give financially to the cause. 

On Saturday the 7th of May at 4.30pm (COVID permitting), I'll be heading down to The Monkey Bar, Dubbo, to unveil this ugly scalp to the world. Feel free to come down in person to show your support!

My Updates

Hair, there or anywhere

Saturday 7th May
No matter where you are today or what you're up to, we'd love for you to get involved by dialing in. My technological skills are pretty below average but it looks like you should be able to watch the livestream on Youtube at 4.30pm as we get it all done!
https://youtu.be/zoTWO32y7aU

The Last Leg(s)

Saturday 2nd Apr
$10,000! The mo' goes too! I've again been absolutely gob-smacked by everyone's generosity as we've cruised past what I had thought would be the final goal. Thank you so much!
Unfortunately due to becoming a close-contact for COVID (twice now) I haven't been able to follow through with the original timing for the shave. We will be regrouping and rallying however, and will make a final (and I mean FINAL) push for Saturday the 7th of May, at 4.30pm at Monkey Bar, Dubbo.

With this update, I will be shaving my legs as recompense for the unexpected delay. However, if we reach $15,000 in funds raised, I'll upgrade that to waxing. I've never been less enthusiastic to raise money for an excellent cause...
See you there!

Raising the bar!

Sunday 6th Feb
Well that was unexpected! Thank you so much to everyone who helped smash the initial goal of $2,500! I'm blown away by the widespread generosity that's been shown. 
I'm so excited to see how far we can take this, so if we hit the $10k mark, the mo' goes too. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.02k

Anonymous

Get ready to shave that mo!

$767

Anonymous

Had to get you to $10,000 so the mo' comes off too!

$515

Britt Mclean

$515

Dez & Pez

You continue to show a wonderful example of your practical faith in action buddy. Looking forward to seeing the nude nut 🥺

$515

Tim And Lyn Mackenzie

Looking forward to seeing some great comeback hairstyles in the near future .Well done Shimmy ,what an awesome cause to surrender those beautiful locks for .

$515

Anonymous

$500

Daniel Wright

$465

Michael & Allyson

What a wonderful way to support a worthy cause.

$400

Anonymous

Oh no! You are parting with your one true beauty! This is a very courageous step, but this way your hair will bless many more people.

$312

Alan And Helene Clements

Thanks ShimAs always setting the example for others. We all are impacted by mental health and need more research and services.

$312

Paul, Sam, Nick & Georgie

Snip, snip!

$312

Anonymous

Great job Shim!

$262.50

Anonymous

$210

Sam & Loz

😉👌🏼🙌🏼💜

$210

Dani Sykes

Sorry I couldn't make it down to see it happen!

$208

Elliot Lee

$208

Deb And Tony

$208

Melinda Collett

$200

Tomass Macdaddy

While I'll miss your luscious long locks you're doing it for a bloody good cause... beating your receding hairline before it beats you. In all seriousness though you're a true legend shimmy. Mental health is a topic we don't talk about enough. Good onya son. Hopefully monkey bar keeps your hair and uses it as hops for a new beer, I'd drink it.

$200

Zac, Hannah, Matilda, Toby And Liam

This seems a little extreme in the pursuit of faster running, we’d assumed you’d just shave your legs? Seriously though, this is amazing and we’re stoked to support you and Team Black Dog!

$200

The Monkey Bar

3rd times a charm! All hail Seamus the bald, first of his name. Wonderful cause, great initiative mate; Congratulations!!

$200

Simon Highfield

*donation pending one (1) lock posted in the mail. Thanks. Couldn’t be prouder of you, Shimmy, but you know that. You always have and always will be a champion for change and I’m honored to have you as a mate. I’ll love your bald scalp just as much as your luscious merman locks 😘

$187.20

Katherine Bernard

Although I am super sad that the locks are going, I am ok with it being for such a great cause!! Looking forward to watching the antics on Saturday!!

$150

Anonymous

$109.20

Jack & Lis Tickell

Absolutely love this!

$105

Immi Fabros

Well done Seamus! So proud!

$105

Paul Roth

$105

Dave + Sharyn Mccowen

Donation 2: Electric Boogaloo. (A second donation in lieu of fuel to Dubbo and drinks at The Monkey Bar.)

$105

Kelly Bartley

An inspiration in so many ways!

$105

Anonymous

$105

Chris, Rob And Johnson.

Well done Seamus. A great achievement.

$104

Richard & Pamela Morrison

Good one Shim! It’s too late for some of us! To lop the locks I mean, not the mental health!

$104

Benj & Moon

Good on you!

$104

Jason Trounce

$104

Anonymous

Good on you mate! What a great cause to get behind. We’re encouraged by you

$104

Arghya And Lauren

All the best Shim!

$104

The Loosies

So proud of you Shimmy! Not sure how the girls will react to a bald Uncle Shim, they’ve finally gotten used to the long locks and the mo and now it’ll all be gone! Love ya loads xx

$104

Kate, Florian, Toby And Ben

Good on you Seamus, what a great cause to support.

$104

Dave And Sharyn Mccowen

$104

Kaz And Pete Davies

$104

Ali & Brent Parish

So proud of you Seamus!!! What an achievement!!!

$104

Shona & Al

Go, you legend!

$104

The Peels

Can't wait to see THE NEW YOU!!!

$104

S & K Kirk

What a great cause! Another plus will be reducing time to get ready for work!

$104

Amy Johnson

Sad to see your fantastic locks go, but looking forward to the ensuing debut hairstyles Shim!

$104

Anonymous

$104

Emma Doyle

$104

Shannon & Cristen Nott

Good work Seamus. At $15k we hope the eyebrows come off too! Shannon & Cristen

$104

Nikki And Josh

Well done Shim. Proud of what you’re doing mate. Michael Klim forever.

$104

Amy & Ben

Wish I could be there to see this once in a lifetime event. So proud of you and the work that you do. Not all heroes wear capes!

$104

Anonymous

$104

Brian And Lyndall Mc

Such a great cause you’re raising money for Seamus. Go you good thing!

$100

Beck

YAY!

$100

Helen Lee

So lovely to see you and your gorgeous locks on the weekend. Looks like it's good bye to the mo too. Love your commitment to an important cause.

$68.25

Jarren Tedder

$60.32

Tom And Elise

$55.12

Angela Livermore

$52.50

Anonymous

You're a legend, Shim! Great the locks and great the cause.

$52.50

Charmaine Owens

Way to go, Seamus! I'm proud of you for doing this!

$52.50

Scott & Lara Mackenzie

You're a great man!

$52.50

Monique Wallace

$52.50

Jack

$52.50

Dom Cumming

$52.50

Sam Lunney

Thanks for the snail trail experience!

$52.50

Heather Morrison

Better get the beanies out! 🎉🙌🏻

$52

Margot W

Great cause Shim x

$52

Sue

You are going to have an incredible spring in your step, good for you Seamus!!

$52

Victoria Duncan

$52

Emma Fitz

Very brave and very worthwhile! Thanks Shim!

$52

Ian Gilbert

$52

Andrew Moreton

Good on you Seamus

$52

Anonymous

$52

Merilyn Turrell

Great cause to support and glad to support you to do that.

$52

Sandra

$52

Lauren Maybury

Well done champ!

$52

Lauren

Go Shim go!!! xoxo sspamtrashh incorporated™ :)

$52

Khyarne Biles

You are absolutely fabulous!

$52

Bec Mclellan

$52

Jessica Conway

$52

Anonymous

$52

Anonymous

At least your doing it for a good cause but really would rather you kept it all 🤣

$52

Helen Reynen

Thanks Seamus for what your doing for a very special cause. We have all been touched by mental health in some way & raising money to help those in need of help is very much appreciated by so many

$52

Anonymous

$52

Noreen Nash

$52

Ash Steward

Thank you, Shimmy. As someone who has struggled with mental health, I love seeing this so much. You're a legend!

$52

Joyce & Jim

We are very proud of you

$52

Mandy, Keegan And Jeanie

$52

The Richardsons

Great cause Shim, look forward to pics

$52

Bek Mudford

$52

Phoe & Tim

$52

Yeqian Huang

$52

James Highfield

$52

Anne Field

$52

Rory

$52

Karen Saunders

$52

Anna Dodd

YAY SHIMMY! You’re a star!

$52

Janet Robins

PB at parkrun the following week?

$52

Anonymous

$52

Troy And Dani

😘😘 Onya Seamus xx... Is the beach photo available for purchase..

$50

Georgia Ulgiati

$50

Keith Leung

Do it today

$50

Ai-vee And Gary

$50

Anonymous

Awesome work!

$50

Pip Wrench

$50

Chris & Lea

We'll miss the locks but a great cause

$50

Rhys Maybury

$50

Anonymous

$50

Bronwyn Hoogland

$50

Christine Margaret Frankland

Well done Seamus, such a worthy cause.

$50

Anonymous

$50

Brittani Woods

What a great cause to lose those locks too!

$50

Anonymous

$50

Sue And Dale Woods

You’re a special person Seamus to give up your long hair for a truly great cause. Sorry we can’t be there to see it go but we will watch on live stream.

$50

Natty West

$50

Colby

Sponsored haircut, easy weight loss program. Genius

$50

Bronte Roche

GOOOO SHIMMY! “Come around!” Smash it 💙

$50

Timothy Mccloud

Let’s wax those legs!

$41.60

Thomas Green

You love to see it mate, go for it!

$31.50

Jarren

WAX DEM LEGS

$31.50

Rochelle And Wehebe

Woohoo!! Looking forward to seeing the new lewk! Rochelle and Wehebe

$31.20

Katherine Z

$31.20

Rachel Turner

$31.20

Lachlan Nesbitt

$31.20

The Vipponds

I was only thinking yesterday if you'd ever cut that mop. Proud of you ✂️ what a great cause

$31.20

Anonymous

My thanks to you, not only for the good you are doing here losing the locks but in the good you do everyday. Your compassion and care make you so wonderful at what you do.

$30

Miriam Morris

Great stuff Seamus!

$30

Anonymous

$30

Emma Florida

$30

Savana Purss

Go Shim!!!!

$30

Harry, Soph And Mabel

$26

Brennan Family

$21

Bec Kovacs

$21

Luke Smith

Great effort! Up the Monkey Bar!

$20.80

Lauren James

$20.80

Sonia Dodd

$20.80

Anonymous

Amazing response. Have a fun day when the hair goes.

$20.80

Wilson P

Great work with the fundraising.

$20.80

Clare Eley-smith

$20.80

Catherine Whiteley

As a Lifeline Crisis Supporter and passionate Mental Health educator I think this is a brilliant initiative- well done

$20.80

Tanvir

Yay Seamus!!!

$20.80

Eryn Sailer

$20.80

Elizabeth Campbell

Thanks for your work for this amazing cause!

$20.80

Tanya Percy

$20

Therese

Hey Shim, how will I recognize you without your hair?

$20

Anonymous

$20

Paul

Yeah shimmy! Bless ya mate hope you guys are well

$20

Hayley Schmidt

‘Onya mate!

$20

The Webers

Sad to see the locks go but happy you found a great cause to support! Good on you.

$20

Anonymous

$10.40

Kyle Myers

$10.40

Mbms

What a worthy cause. Such a great fundraiser!

$4.20

Anonymous

Hit 15,500!