April is Testicular Cancer Awareness month

Check your pair!

Testicular cancer is the most diagnosed cancer, after skin cancer, in young men aged 18-39 in Australia. The good news is when caught early it is highly treatable and curable.  But according to Movember, 62% of young guys are not aware of this or how to check themselves out.

The Movember organisation has some great information on these important men’s health issues and how to get into a habit of “checking your pair”. Information is designed to give guys greater awareness and control over their health and wellbeing.

There are also some great resources for guys who are living with testicular cancer themselves or who are supporting someone they know with this diagnosis. To find out more, check out the Movember, Tackle Testicular Cancer webpage.

Men’s Health and Wellbeing at La Trobe

La Trobe University’s Men’s Health & Wellbeing service is designed to provide men’s health-related information and mental health support for the men of La Trobe.

Counselling is specifically tailored for men. Yep, guys do come for counselling every day at our service. The reasons for seeking counselling and the support received is as individual as the men we see. Support is tailored specifically to guys interested in looking after their mental health, men’s related issues or for guys that have a preference to see a male counsellor. Counselling is relaxed, confidential and tailored specifically for you and what you want to achieve.

More information:

The Men’s wellbeing counsellor is available for in-person sessions (Bundoora campus) or sessions via Zoom (all campuses).

La Trobe University Out of Hours Crisis Line

Our La Trobe University Crisis Line is avaliable for Out-of-Hours Mental Health and Wellbeing Support. Phone 1300 146 307 or text 0488 884 100. This service operates 5pm-9am on weekdays and 24 hours during weekends and public holidays.