Men’s Health and Wellbeing
At La Trobe, we recognize the unique needs of male and male identifying students when it comes to maintaining good mental health and wellbeing. 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.
Movember is not just the month of November with a Mo, but a global movement focusing on the mental health and wellbeing of men. Discover more about what it is an how you can get involved in 2020!
There are a number of supports available at La Trobe:
Counselling Support for Men
Seeking support can seem challenging to many guys but men do indeed access counselling for a range of issues every day at our service. This includes for managing stress, improving mood, reducing anxiety, managing emotions or increasing motivation. Others seek counselling to better understand life changes or to develop further insights into themselves.
The reasons for seeking counselling and the support received, is as individual as the men we see. Many are surprised at the significant changes they experience in themselves and their relationships and report feeling strong and empowered again.
How Can a Counsellor Help?
Our Men's Wellbeing Coordinator is a trained mental health professional who is passionate about men's mental health and helping other males improve their wellbeing. We work toward your goals and how you would like to achieve them and help you develop new strategies.
We give mental health support and a confidential space to talk through what challenges you. Sessions are relaxed, collaborative, focused on your strengths and tailored specifically for your individual needs to get what you want.
Workshops and Peer Supported Groups
A series of groups and workshops created especially for men run throughout the semester. All groups are a chance to share experiences and have the important conversations about the things that impact us as men today.
Groups are also a great way to connect with like-minded guys who also value men's wellbeing and supporting each other. External presenters such as "Tomorrow Man" (as seen in the ABC television series "Man Up") also run workshops during the year focusing on "what it means to be a bloke today".
Do you have an idea for your own group? Why not contact Jason, the Men's Wellbeing Coordinator for support getting this started?
Men's Health Week
Men's Health Week was the 15th - 21st June 2020. Learn about the services and resources we have for men at La Trobe, the importance of social connection during the time of COVID19 and view some great resources from the Movember guys.
Call: 03 9479 2956
If you have any questions about the program, inquiries about upcoming groups, or want to contact the Men's Wellbeing counsellor, feel free to email Jason
For out-of-hours mental health and wellbeing support, please contact the La Trobe University Crisis Line
Call: 1300 146 307 or
Text: 0488 884 100
Alternatively, you can also contact Lifeline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Call: 13 11 14
Frank: The Men's Wellbeing Blog
Our brand new blog, Frank: The Men's Wellbeing Blog, gives regular updates on everything related to men’s health and wellbeing and explores some of the issues impacting men today.
We will give you the heads up on news, research, information, what’s happening here on campus and information on groups and workshops at La Trobe as well as in the community.