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Health Links

If you want to know more about male health and the organisations that support men in looking after their health, visit these websites.

The following information is provided as a guide only. All contact details were correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change. Ten to Men and the University of Melbourne are not responsible for the content published on these websites.

 

USEFUL SERVICES
  • Health Direct
    Website / Phone 1800 022 222
    A 24/7 telephone health advice line staffed by registered nurses.


  • Headspace - National Youth Mental Health Foundation
    Website
    Information, resources and services for mental health for young people aged 12-25.


  • Kids Helpline
    Website / Phone 1800 55 1800
    Kids Helpline is Australia's national 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.


  • Lawstuff
    Website
    Provides information about legal rights for people under the age of 18.


  • Lifeline
    Website / Phone 13 11 14

    A 24/7 freecall telephone counselling service for all ages.

  • Reach Out
    Website
    Online mental health services for young people going through tough times.


  • Turning Point - Alcohol & Drug Centre
    Website / Phone 1800 888 236
    Hosts Counselling Online, a 24/7 service where you can communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern, using text interaction.


  • Youth beyondblue
    Website / Phone 1300 224 636
    An independent non-profit organisation devoted to increasing community awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety and related disorders in young people.


  • 1800RESPECT - National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service
    Website / Phone 1800 737 72
    A 24/7 confidential helpline for anyone experiencing  violence.


  • MensLine
    Website/ Phone 1300 78 9978

    MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.

  • Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
    Website / Phone 1800 011 046
    Provides counselling and group programs to Australian veterans, peacekeepers and their families. It is a specialised, free and confidential Australia-wide service.
INFORMATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
  • beyondblue
    Website / Phone 1300 22 4636
    beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.

  • Black Dog Institute
    Website
    The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.


  • Mental Health in Australia
    Website
    Mental health services in Australia provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians.


  • Movember
    Website
    During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men's mental health.


  • SANE Australia
    Website
    SANE Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life – through campaigning, education and research.

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  • Better Men Australia
    Website
    Working to make men more capable, more committed, more confident.

  • Mengage
    Website
    MENGAGE collates evidence that recognises the major health issues that are contributing to men's health.

  • Men’s Health Australia
    Website
    Information about the social and psychological wellbeing of men and boys.

  • Australian Men’s Shed Association
    Website
    The Australian Men's Sheds Association recognises a Men's Shed as any community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisation that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and healing environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men. A major objective is to advance the well-being and health of their male members and to encourage social inclusion.

  • Men’s Health (SA)
    Website
    Committed to achieving better health and wellbeing outcomes for men and boys, through practical innovative programs and initiatives, and by working collaboratively with other like-minded organisations.


  • Men’s Wellbeing (QLD)
    Website
    Developing the wellbeing of men to foster healthy relationships, families and communities.


  • Tas Men (TAS)
    Website
    Seeking to build community by supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing of men and boys.
NUTRITION, HEALTHY EATING & APPS
  • Eat for Health
    Website
    Advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

  • Better Health: Vegetarian and Vegan diets
    Website
    A vegetarian or vegan diet has many health benefits.

  • Eat For Health: Healthy Eating for Adults Brochure
    PDF
    The Australian Dietary Guidelines provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

  • Eat For Health: Sample meal guide for men
    PDF
    This sample meal plan provides the nutritional and energy requirements for a man aged 19-50 years of average height, healthy weight and light activity.

  • BMI Calculator
    Website
    Health Direct provides a handy Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator to help estimate your total body fat as a proportion of total body weight.

INFORMATION ON PREVENTABLE DISEASES AND RISK FACTORS
  • Cancer Council of Australia
    Website / Phone 13 11 20
    Cancer Council Australia seeks to engage all Australians to reduce the impact of cancer in Australia through advocacy, research, education and support.

  • Diabetes Australia 
    Website / Phone1300 136 588
    Diabetes Australia was established in 1984 as the national peak body for diabetes in Australia providing a single, powerful, collective voice for people living with diabetes, their families and carers.
     

  • Foundation 49
    Website
    Each hour in Australia, more than four men die from conditions that are potentially preventable. Foundation 49 is a direct response to this health crisis affecting 49% of the population and is dedicated to improving the health status of men across each decade of life.


  • Freemasons Foundation for Men’s Health
    Website
    The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health was established as a joint venture between the University of Adelaide and the Freemasons Foundation in September 2007 with the vision to enable men to live longer, healthier and happier lives.


  • Heart Foundation
    Website /Phone 1300 36 27 87
    The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease.

  • National Stroke Foundation
    Website / Ph: 1800 787 653

  • QUIT Now: The National Tobacco Campaign
    Website / Ph: 13 78 48
    Tobacco smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of premature death and disease in Australia. Find out more about how to stop smoking and to stay quit.

INFORMATION ABOUT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
  • Andrology Australia
    Phone1300 303 878 / Website
    Andrology Australia studies and assist with the functions and diseases specific to males, especially of the reproductive organs.

  • Continence Foundation of Australia
    Phone 1800 33 00 66 / Website
    The national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health.

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
    Phone 1800 220 099 / Website
    Dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners, families and the wider community.
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