The Men’s Health and Wellbeing program is one of the specialist services at Student Health, Wellbeing & Inclusion, aimed at supporting the diverse needs of our students.
Our Senior coordinator of Men’s Health, Wellbeing and Counselling, psychologist Jason Campbell, describes the program and what is on offer:
“At La Trobe, we recognize the unique needs of male and male identifying students when it comes to maintaining good mental health. The role of the Men’s Health and Wellbeing program is to help support you in achieving your own goals and what you want to get out of life”.
Why is a wellbeing program specifically for men important?
We understand that sometimes guys can find it challenging to seek out support.
“Often we inherit beliefs as men that we need to be independent, to be strong and sort things out for ourselves”. Jason reminds us that “these are great qualities, but they sometimes don’t help guys when they are struggling”. Thankfully guys are seeking support and see this as a strength too.
We are also aware that many men do want to reach out but feel the services available are not the right fit for them.
Support for the Men of La Trobe
La Trobe University’s Men’s Health & Wellbeing service is designed to provide the right support for you. That could be dedicated counselling for men, information, referral and opportunities for connection for the men of Latrobe.
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.
Men’s wellbeing counselling is available in-person (Melbourne campus) or via Zoom (all campuses). To make an appointment, visit the Men’s Health and Wellbeing program page.
If you are in need of more immediate or crisis support use 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.