Man Up?

The importance of men’s mental health has thankfully been gaining more attention in recent years. More men and women are stepping up to take on the challenge to tackle the troubling statistics of suicide among men aged 18-44 and setting out to do something about it.

The ABC series “Man Up” is a story of Gus Worland who is shining the light on men’s wellbeing and seeking to “break the silence on the biggest issue men face in Australia today”. Gus goes on a mission to uncover what is behind the suicide rate in young men, discover some solutions and to look into some ways men are helping each other out around the nation.

You can check out the three-part series on the  Man Up website. While you are there check out some of the articles and resources on men’s health and wellbeing.

Support for the Men of La Trobe

La Trobe University’s Men’s 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. Yep, believe it or not, guys do indeed seek counselling. The reasons for signing up counselling, and the support received, is as individual as the men we see. Counselling 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. Sessions are relaxed, confidential and tailored specifically for you and what you want to achieve.

The Men’s wellbeing counsellor is available for in-person sessions or via Zoom. To find out more or to make an appointment.

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 5pm-9am 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 emergency please contact 000