The Illawarra Prostate Cancer Support Group was formed in January 2019. The group has been set up to provide support to men diagnosed with prostate cancer, to share common experiences and raise awareness of prostate cancer in a safe and confidential environment. Partners and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
It’s a Blokes Lunch provided financial resources from the 2019 event to support the Movember Foundation’s new online resource Conversations. Movember Conversations is a new online tool designed to give practical guidance on how to talk to the men we care about who might be struggling.In the world of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to stay connected and look out for each other. But it’s not always obvious how to do that. Starting a conversation with a friend, partner or colleague who might be struggling can be hard; we often don’t know where to start or what to say – or we worry we’ll say the wrong thing.That’s where Movember Conversations comes in. A free interactive online tool, Movember Conversations offers practical guidance on how to start a difficult conversation, how to be a good listener and how to create a setting of trust and openness with someone who might be struggling.Based on the ALEC framework (Ask, Listen, Encourage action, Check in) developed by R U OK?, Movember Conversations presents a number of scenarios particularly relevant in today’s world: job loss, social isolation and family pressures. It uses simulated conversations to explore and practise how you might navigate a difficult conversation with someone you care about.
It’s a Blokes Lunch provided financial resources from the 2018 event to support the Beyond Blue’s NewAccess Program. NewAccess is a free and confidential service that provides support in the form of a coach. The program includes six free sessions tailored to your individual needs.
It’s a Blokes Lunch provided financial resources from the 2017 & 2018 events to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Specialist Prostate Cancer Nurses program.
It’s a Blokes Lunch provided financial resources from the 2017 event to support the Black Dog Institute Illawarra Suicide Prevention trial initiative.
It’s a Blokes Lunch provided financial resources from the 2017 event to support the Top Blokes Foundation’s Mentoring programs.