Men's health

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Coughs, colds, sprains, rashes - your local pharmacist can give you expert advice on many health issues.

For free expert advice and reassurance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222, or for the one-off treatment of minor illnesses and injuries seven days a week from 7am-11pm, see a specialist nurse at our Walk-in centre.

For ongoing comprehensive healthcare for everyone, including those with acute problems, children under two years and those with complex medical problems, see this listing of GP's by suburb. If you or your family need a doctor on a weeknight, weekend or public holiday, you can also call the National Home Doctor Service.

For serious illness or injury requiring urgent attention, call 000 or go to your local hospital Emergency Department.

Men's health services A-Z

The AIDS Action Council of the ACT provides a comprehensive range of HIV/AIDS related services to the ACT community, aimed at eliminating further transmission of HIV and minimising the personal and social impacts of HIV infection.

Deployment, coming home from a war or peacekeeping zone or returning to civilian life may have an effect on mental health and wellbeing. This Department of Veteran's Affairs website published by the Australian Government can help you or someone you know recognise signs of mental health problems and act to improve and maintain health and wellbeing.

The Canberra Men's Centre located in the Griffin Centre (Third Floor, Genge Street, Civic) provides services directly to the community, including a Counselling Service and an Information and Referral Service for men living in the ACT and region.

At the Canberra Sexual Health Centre (CSHC)you can get testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections; HIV care provided by specialist physicians with full access to anti-viral and other HIV treatments; counselling and information for sexual health issues. Phone (02) 6244 2184 during business hours.

The UK website DadAtHome was formed to offer a unique reference point on being a househusband or a stay at home dad. The website offers lots of advice for stay-at-home dads.

A dedicated support group for Australian men whose immediate concern is to stem the present trend of male suicide due to the trauma of divorce or separation. Phone 1300 85 3437 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The Australian Government's Family Assistance Office gives Australian families better access to government services. Instead of going to different agencies to get family assistance, families can now get all their payments from just one place.

The Richmond Fellowship of the ACT is a Family Counselling Service that offers a free service, catering to young people 12 to 25 years of age and their parents, family members and carers, regarding a broad range of issues. Our counselling is oriented toward the goals of the individual and/or the family and they aim to work with you to find creative solutions. Any family member or involved professional may contact us regarding referral during business hours. Our referral forms are also available on our website.

Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT offers best practice sexual and reproductive health clinical services to Canberra and the region. SHFPACT Doctors and Nurses have sexual and reproductive health qualifications, and are experienced in dealing with sexual health matters sensitively. Phone (02) 6247 3077 for an appointment Monday to Friday during business hours.

The Australian Government's Family Relationships Online website provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution.

This UK Institute’s vision is for a society that gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures; supports both mothers and fathers as earners and carers; and prepares boys and girls for a future shared role in caring for children.

The Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service® is now available in the ACT, so there's no better time to get healthy than now! Get Healthy is a free, confidential telephone-based Service funded by Health Directorate, which helps people make lifestyle changes regarding healthy eating, being physically active, and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

headspace ACT provides support, information and assistance for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are experiencing emotional or mental health issues and/or a substance use issue.

Lab Tests Online Au is a free web site where patients and their carers can find trustworthy and accurate information about the range of pathology tests and screens that are used to diagnose and monitor conditions and diseases.

Marie Stopes International's Canberra clinic offers a broad range of sexual and reproductive health care services to men and women, including abortion, vasectomy, contraception and STI check-ups.

Being medicinewise will help you make better health decisions for you and those you care for. We all take medicines, but too often we take them for granted. Being medicinewise will help you to get the most benefit from your medicines.

Men's Health Australia is a great primary source of information about the psychological and social wellbeing of men and boys.

Mensline Australia is a dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns. When you feel like it's all getting too much, help is as close as the phone. Dial 1300 78 99 78 at any time for the cost of a local call.

Menslink is a dynamic, non-profit community association that promotes the value, well-being and social participation of men, in particular young men and boys, by providing appropriate and professional services with outreach activities in the Australian Capital Territory and parts of regional southern New South Wales. Contact Menslink on (02) 6239 4699.

MRA has created a National network of dedicated professionals - solicitors, barristers, counsellors, psychologists, accountants, financial advisers and other consultants, who have a special understanding of the issues from a man's/father's point of view. Using MRA's services provides access to these specialists with free appointments and reduced ongoing fees. Assistance is directly available from MRA with Child Support Agency problems, emergency housing, employment, friendship and suicide prevention.

Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache held in November to highlight men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Sign up and help change the face of men's health.

Mental Health ACT provides specialist treatment and support to those people experiencing a moderate to severe mental illness. Call Mental Health ACT on 13 2281, the Crisis Assessment and Treatment (CATT) Team on 1800 629 354 (24 hour service), or (02) 6205 1065.

This hi-tech U.S. site has an impressive amount of information about being a dad.

Here you'll find the latest Health Directorate guidance on nutrition issues. See the Australian Dietary Guidelines for sound general nutrition advice and our information for new mothers and also our listing of publications and upcoming free nutrition courses in your local area.

The OzHelp Foundation is a workplace based early intervention suicide prevention and social capacity building program. It's built on a vision of enhancing the resilience of apprentices and workers in the Construction and Building Industry, while at the same time strengthens the leadership and support roles of the Industry leaders.

This site has been developed by the education committee of The Australian Prostate Cancer Collaboration (APCC) with funding from the Lions International Clubs of Australia to assist men affected by prostate cancer and their families.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is the national body for prostate cancer in Australia. The PCFA plays a vital role in the fight against prostate cancer and devotes all of it resources towards reducing the impact of prostate cancer on the community.

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Education sessions are scheduled for every second Monday of the month from 3pm to 5pm.
To arrange an appointment phone Community Health Intake 6207 9977.
The clinic is located at ACT Health Building, Level 2, 1 Moore St Canberra City

The National Self-Detection Program for Scollosis (NSDP). The online discussion and Interactive medical advice forum at Scollosis Australia. This website provides useful information for patients with scoliosis and their parents. It covers the causes, symptoms and treatment of scoliosis, including brace treatment, scoliosis surgery, correction rods, x-ray, inheritance and details of the National Self-Detection Program for Scoliosis together with a self-detection brochure.

SAMSSA offers support, information and referral services for male survivors of sexual assault, and their partners, family and friends. COntact SAMSSA during business hours from 9am - 5pm Tues, Wed, Thurs. Other times by appointment, phone (02) 6262 7377.

Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT offers best practice sexual and reproductive health clinical services to Canberra and the region. SHFPACT Doctors and Nurses have sexual and reproductive health qualifications, and are experienced in dealing with sexual health matters sensitively. Phone (02) 6247 3077 for an appointment Monday to Friday during business hours.

The service provides support for people over the age of 18, although parents of youth at risk are encouraged to call for support. Call the Suicide Call Back Service Referral Line 1300 659 467. It is staffed between 10am and 8.30pm, seven days a week.

People are often prepared for the deaths of elderly parents, friends or relatives who have a serious illness, but we are rarely prepared for the impact of sudden death. We are usually even less prepared for the suicide of someone we know.

Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in men aged between 15 and 35. The Testicular Cancer Resource Center is a charitable organization devoted to helping people understand testicular and extragonadal germ cell tumors. Specifically, we provide accurate and timely information about these tumors and their treatment to anyone and everyone interested.

This site has been developed by Marie Stopes International to provide a comprehensive source of information for men considering a vasectomy. All information on this site is specific to Marie Stopes International's service provision and may not apply in the case of other vasectomy providers.

Wheelies is a free community service for all those people who need to use a wheelchair and still want to get out and travel.

Woden Community Service Inc (WCS) is one of five regional community services within Canberra. WCS is a not-for-profit organisation providing a broad range of services to people who live or work in the Woden Valley.

This information is provided for advice only, but does not constitute endorsement of these services.