“If people were dying of cancer, or we had the coronavirus, it would be a national emergency, yet nothing is being done." So says Ballarat mental health advocate Andrew Collins, in a stinging criticism of the Government’s announcement of $64m funding for suicide prevention.Read more
While prostate cancer detection and treatments have significantly improved survival rates for men (95% after five years) the impact on their sexual and mental health can have serious consequences.
Erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, penile shrinkage, fatigue, lack of desire and changes to body image are some of the key challenges men with prostate cancer experience.Read more
Health practitioners in Ballarat, Victoria, are working to set up a new health clinic to tackle a range of health and social issues impacting the men in the city.
The male suicide rate in Ballarat is twice the rate of Melbourne and 65 per cent greater than the Victorian average according to an article in The Courier.Read more