Man Up?

The importance of men’s mental health has thankfully gained more of a focus in recent years. This includes understanding what influences the deeply troubling statistics of suicide among men (the leading cause of premature death in guys aged 15-44).

The ABC series “Man Up” is the story of Gus Worland who goes on a mission across the country to uncover what impacts men’s mental health & what is behind male suicide. He seeks to “break the silence on the biggest issue men face in Australia today”.

Gus discovers some solutions and looks into the ways men are helping each other out around the nation and redefining what it really takes to ‘man up’.

You can find more information about Gus’s quest and check out the three-part series here: Movember – Men’s Health

Support for the Men of La Trobe

La Trobe University’s Men’s Health and Wellbeing service is designed to provide dedicated support, information, and opportunities for connection for the men of Latrobe. Services include:

Counselling tailored specifically for men. Yes, guys do seek counselling each and every day at our service. The reasons for seeking counselling and the support received is as individual as the men we see”. Support for 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.

The Men’s health and wellbeing counsellor is available for in-person sessions (Melbourne campus) or via Zoom (all campuses). For more information or to make an appointment visit our website.

If you are going through a tough time and need some more immediate support

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

Alternatively, you can contact:

Lifeline: 13 11 14, Men’s line: 1300 78 9978 or in an emergence please contact 000