Entries in Health Services (9)


Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Service

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Service

The Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Service is a new national program to help those affected by prostate cancer The service will be delivered by a team of expert prostate cancer nurses in all states and territories across Australia.

They will help those affected by prostate cancer by:

  • Providing a point of contact and support for patients and carers
  • Assisting patients to access services in their community both during and after treatment
  • Providing reliable information about diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Co-ordinating care wherever a patient is in their cancer journey.

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Movember Funds Australia’s First Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses

We’re all aware of the fantastic work done by the McGrath specialist breast cancer nurses but now, as a direct result of Movember funding, men with prostate cancer are set to benefit from a similar program that will deliver nurses specialising in prostate cancer. The new program – the first of its type in Australia to focus on prostate cancer was recently launched by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and will ensure men diagnosed with prostate cancer benefit from coordinated, specialist nursing care.

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Better Prostate Cancer Support for the Gay Community

Australian gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer will soon benefit from the development of a pilot support program – funded by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – that will deliver improved support and educational resources to the gay community.

PCFA will fund the development, implementation and evaluation of the Shine a Light pilot support program. It aims to improve awareness of prostate cancer risk and access to support. 

With support from ACON, Cancer Council NSW, Cancer Council Victoria, Victorian Aids Council, La Trobe University, Monash University, the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand and Male Care USA, the Shine a Light program is part of the “Gay and Bi-sexual Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative” which PCFA is chairing.

It aims to recruit men from the gay community – both men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their partners – to attend three half day workshops in Sydney and Melbourne to help identify the specific prostate cancer support-needs in the gay community.

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Solutions for Men - Healthy lifestyle advice, counselling, psychological therapy

The Australian Institute of Male Health and Studies will soon be offering a range of unique specialised services to males, including: healthy lifestyle advice, counselling, psychological therapy, and mental health support. Services to be offered within our Solutions for Men program, will be tailored specifically for males, and provided by highly trained professional practitioners.


Healthy men at work

Healthy men at work is an effective program which improves men’s health and wellbeing in the workplace. The program takes a practical, no fuss approach, presenting material in a men friendly and humorous manner, and provides follow up support to assist in maintaining changes. Healthy men at work addresses men in the context of their whole lives and does not just focus on physical health, but integrates emotional and social health. The program also provides a complementary focus on individual change and organisational change processes. The most challenging aspect of designing and implementing a men’s health program for most HR practitioners, is engaging men so they want to take part and remain involved. This is where we can help. Our program takes a strength based approach in our work with men; which makes it easy for men to gain knowledge on health issues and make good decisions to improve their health and achieve more in life. One of the shortfalls of men’s health and lifestyle improvement programs has been lack of sustainability.