Movember is just around the corner and presents an opportunity for us to focus on men’s health and wellbeing. Involved in the discussion is Jason Campbell, La Trobe’s Senior Coordinator of Men’s Health, Wellbeing & Counselling. Jason talks about what Movember entails, how you can join, and your personal benefits you will gain from this experience.
The Movember organisation runs health promotion projects focusing on mental health, suicide prevention, testicular cancer and prostate cancer, which are the areas of preventable loss of life in the men we care about. Movember is also a great way to help shine the light on men’s wellbeing and have some fun, connect with friends and stay fit in the process.
Movember reminds men to prioritise their own mental health and for us all to look out for the men in our lives. It’s more than sporting a nice-looking Mo for a month.
This is also a great opportunity for using that fuzz to start the conversations (Movember Conversations) about men’s mental health that are more important thank you may be aware of.
How do I get involved in Movember?
Men are facing real challenges at this time, but we cannot stay silent.
All Mo Bro’s and Sisters can get involved in different ways:
- You can join the ‘La Trobe MoBros & Sisters’ fundraising team
- Gro a Mo for Movember (you can sign up as an individual effort and grow your Mo)
- Move for Movember
- Host a Mo-Ment (host your own event)
- Mo your own way
Men’s health and wellbeing services at La Trobe:
Movember is also a good reminder to check in with yourself and ask, “how am I traveling?”
The La Trobe men’s health and wellbeing service is available with counselling tailored specifically to men’s health and wellbeing. Counselling is confidential, relaxed, and aimed at helping you achieve your goals and regaining your strength.
If you require Urgent Assistance, please contact our University Crisis Line (UCL) for after Hours Emergency Phone Counselling Service, or text 0488 884 100. This service operates 5pm to 9am on weekdays and is available 24 hours during weekends and public holidays.