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Are you struggling with the day to day?

Youre not in top form but you can’t put your finger on it.

You feel tired more often, you’re emotional and the things you used to enjoy doing now don’t hold the same appeal.

It’s hard to generalise how struggling to cope can make you feel or act, but if any of the following symptoms sound familiar, please consider having a chat with us.

  • Lacking energy or feeling tired
  • Feeling restless or agitated
  • Feeling tearful
  • Not wanting to talk to or be with people
  • Not wanting to do things you usually enjoy
  • Using alcohol or drugs to cope with feelings
  • Finding it hard to cope with everyday things.

Talking can help

Talking to a doctor or psychologist about your mental health issues or emotional difficulties is a positive step towards improving your mental health.

Being honest and open will help you get the most appropriate treatment for your needs.

You may feel embarrassed talking about things like anxiety, abuse, voices in your head, drug or alcohol use, grief or depression, but our team deals with these mental health concerns every day.

We can help you with the current facts about your particular mental health issue and give you options, while always having your best interests at heart.

Doctor or psychologist?

Our medical team is trained to deal with sensitive issues and to be aware of the different needs and cultural backgrounds of the people they work with.

While our doctors have loads of experience helping patients with all sorts of issues, you may be referred to our in-house psychologist for specialised care.

You could be entitled to Medicare-subsidised counselling under the GP Mental Health Care Plan Scheme. Simply ask your doctor for details and a referral.

Or, you can go directly to a psychologist for a private consultation without a referral.

Mindfulness self-help

You can always start small with a little self-help.

Smiling Mind is a popular meditation app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life. It’s free, great for all ages, and you can even connect it to your Google Home device.

You can find out more about the Smiling Mind app here.

Looking out for others

Every September, we get behind R U OK? Day.

This special day is about staying connected and having meaningful conversations with friends and loved ones, to help prevent suicide.

You don’t need to be an expert, just a great mate and a good listener! So if you notice someone who might be struggling – please start a conversation.

Reach out to us or Lifeline

Some conversations are too big for friends and family to take on alone. That’s why you can always reach out to a doctor or psychologist at PVH Medical Pascoe Vale.

If you need urgent support outside of hours, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Don’t struggle in silence!

Source: BetterHealth

Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs. Page last updated 31 August 2021.

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PVH Medical supports Movember.

Movember is for men’s health

The Movember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health.

Since 2003, $850 million has been raised and countless men and women have been empowered to join the global men’s health movement.

Through the moustaches grown, the connections created, and the conversations generated, more than 1,200 breakthrough men’s health projects have been funded in 21 countries.

A bit about the history of Movember

The seed of an idea first sprouted over a few beers in Melbourne in 2003, when two mates challenged each other to grow a moustache for the duration of November.

Recruiting the support of 30 loyal friends, together they experienced a month of inquisitive conversation as a result of their newly acquired facial hair. The power of the Mo as a conversation starter and awareness raiser was realised.

What is Movember all about?

It’s about helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives through investing in three key areas:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Mental health and suicide prevention.

Funds raised go towards supporting innovative world-class men’s health programs supporting the key areas.

Getting involved is easy. Simply sign up at Movember.com and fundraise by growing a moustache, setting a movement challenge (like walking, running or swimming), hosting an event or making a donation.

Startling statistics about men’s health

Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. The stats are startling:

  • 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime
  • 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men ages 15-29
  • 3 out of 4 suicides are men
  • More than 500,000 men take their own life every year. That’s one every minute.

“When we look at these stats, it becomes so clear that there is a men’s health crisis,” says Owen Sharp, CEO of Movember Foundation.

“There is a lot that needs to be done, but by talking about it, by encouraging our friends to take action for their health and supporting them, we can help keep the men we love around to live happier, healthier, longer lives. They don’t have to miss out on those key moments that matter most.”

Men’s health matters

At PVH Medical, our men’s health services aim to provide professional treatment of all types of men’s health problems in a confidential setting. From routine check-ups to screening tests to treating chronic ailments, our doctors have the experience and expertise to ensure optimal health and wellness.

So if you or a loved one needs to see a doctor in Pascoe Vale, we’re here for you. You can make a booking online, on the HotDoc mobile app or by giving us a call on 9304 0500.

Source: Movember

Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs.

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