Let's talk about men's health

The month of November - or Movember as we like to call it! - is dedicated to men’s health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide. It’s a great time to start a conversation, and help your friends and family achieve a healthier and happier life.

Key facts about men's health:

  • On average, men die six years younger than women, for reasons that are largely preventable
  • Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer in young men after skin cancer
  • One in eight Australian men will experience depression or anxiety in their lives.

How you can take action:

  • Find a GP you feel comfortable talking to about sensitive issues such as erectile dysfunction, prostate and bowel screening and mental health
  • Perform regular testicular checks, and speak to a doctor if you notice any changes
  • Stay connected and get support when you’re feeling flat or overwhelmed. If you need help, speak to a doctor or counsellor (see below for University Health Services)

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