Man up and look after your health!
Did you know that men often put off going to the doctor or other health services? No more excuses, gents! This week is Men’s Health Week (10 to 16 June) and there’s no better time to start being more proactive in looking after your health.
As well as managing common problems like heart disease and diabetes, or opening up about mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, men have some specific health issues to be aware of. From prostate checks to testicular cancer and male infertility, there’s a host of areas you don’t want to neglect. While you might feel embarrassed or find it hard to talk about, it’s just so important to address any potential problems early.
Healthy Male is an organisation whose vision is a healthier life for all men and boys. They specialise in andrology—the study of the functions and diseases specific to males, especially of the reproductive organs, and the associated and related chronic health issues. So forget about being self-conscious, and check out their range of fact sheets and other helpful information.
And if you’ve noticed something new or concerning, don’t put it off – go and see your doctor. While you may feel like you can’t talk about your physical health or emotions, it’s not doing you – or your loved ones – any favours if a minor problem becomes a serious one.
If you need support, we’re here to help.
- Book in for a free and confidential appointment at Deakin Medical Centres. You can ask any questions you might have about your health or something that’s concerning you.
- Make an appointment with a counsellor from the Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS) team.
- Read about how other students are feeling on our Ask Counselling blog.
- For more information and resources, check out Beyond Blue, Movember’s website and podcasts or Headspace.