The study is bound by State and Commonwealth privacy laws, and we have set up a range of procedures to protect your privacy and confidentiality. 

Participation is voluntary. If you are thinking about leaving the study, you can call us on 1800 019 606. 

Personal information, such as name, date of birth, Medicare number and address, is separated from survey responses and from any health data we get from other sources. No-one can identify you from your survey answers. 


The first two waves of Ten to Men were approved by the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee. In 2018, oversight was given to the Australian Institute of Family Studies Human Research Ethics Committee. 

If you have any ethical concerns with the conduct of study, you may contact the AIFS Ethics Committee Secretariat on (03) 9214 7888 or

Helplines and telephone counselling

If you believe a person is in immediate danger, call Police on 000.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and you are unsure which service to call, phone:

Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or

Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Both are available from anywhere in Australia 24 hours a day (toll free) and provide generalist crisis counselling, information and referral services.

If you or someone you know needs help, our list of helplines and telephone counselling services may be able to assist you.

Department of Human Services Consent Form

This year we would like to ask your permission to securely and confidentially link your survey responses to  Department of Human Services data. This data link would allow for a deeper understanding of how medication, treatment, and use of health services may impact current, past, and future male health in Australia.

Specifically, we are looking to link the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) to your Ten to Men survey data.

Please carefully read and sign the Ten to Men Department of Human Services Consent Form including your Medicare number before returning it to the office.

More information about the Department of Human Services data link can be found in our Ten to Men Confidentiality and Privacy brochure (sent with this brochure). Alternatively, copies can be requested by calling 1800 019 606, or emailing

Any information used from these data sources will be treated in strict confidence and used for health research only.

Confidentiality and Privacy brochure

Everything you need to know about Ten to Men’s privacy commitment.


Download the Confidentiality and Privacy brochure [PDF, 1.8 MB]