“No man is left behind” – World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day and the theme this year is “we all have a role to play” and “creating hope through action”.

We know the tragic statistics about male suicide. There are a lot of guys doing it tough who might find it hard to reach out or to find the right support for them.

The Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) provides some great links and information on how to reach out and get support or to start the conversation and talk to others you might be worried about.

There are also resources for rural men, culturally diverse men and guys from the LGBTIQ+ community. World Suicide Prevention Day, what’s your role? – AMHF – Australian Men’s Health Forum

The day is a good reminder there are things we can do to help the men in our worlds to ensure “No man is left behind”.

Support for the men of La Trobe

La Trobe University’s Men’s Health & Wellbeing service is designed to provide dedicated support, information, and counselling for the men of Latrobe.

Counselling tailored specifically for men.

Support is tailored specifically for men 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 getting back on track.

Want to check in and have a chat about how you are travelling?

More information:

The Men’s wellbeing counsellor is available via in-person (Melbourne campus only) or sessions via Zoom (all campuses). Make an appointment today.

If you are in crisis please reach out using LifeLine: 13 11 14, Mensline: 1300 78 99 78 or the 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 5p m – 9 am on weekdays and 24 hours during weekends and public holidays.