Breaking the Silence: Addressing Men’s Mental Health

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Hey everyone! This month, we’re turning our focus to a critical yet often overlooked topic – Men’s Mental Health. It’s time to break down the barriers and stigma that often prevent men from seeking the help they need.

Understanding the Challenges 

Men are often expected to be strong, stoic, and independent. This societal pressure can lead to feelings of shame and embarrassment about seeking help for mental health issues. Let’s dive into some of the most common mental health challenges men face:

  1. Anxiety: It’s more common than you might think, with one in five Australian men experiencing anxiety at some stage in their lives.
  2. Depression: This can range from mild to severe and affects about 10% of men in their lifetime.
  3. Stress: Triggered by various factors like work, relationships, and financial concerns, stress can lead to further mental health problems.
  4. Loneliness: Since COVID-19, loneliness has increased significantly, affecting mental health.
  5. Unhealthy Substance Use: Often a temporary escape from problems, but it can lead to more severe physical and mental health issues.

Spotlight on Clinicians

In honour of Men’s Mental Health Month, let’s spotlight some Mind Potential Psychology clinicians who specialise in these areas:

Michael P.Michael Pastorello: Utilizes a client-centered approach for issues like depression, anxiety, and life changes.

Graeme RawsonGraeme Rawson: Offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, focusing on a range of mental health issues.

EmanueleEmanuele Latino: Specializes in trauma and uses Gestalt Therapy and Somatosensory psychotherapy.

Peter Profile pic scaledDr. Peter Gibbon: Provides individual, couples, and family therapy for a variety of mental health issues.


Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. It’s okay to not be okay. For anyone struggling or knowing someone who is, our clinicians are here to help. Feel free to reach out to us at or on 5437 7100.