Men with prostate cancer experience increased rates of mental health issues. Current health care strategies are failing to adequately address these issues as approximately 50% of these men report unmet needs for psychological support. These data indicate a gap in knowledge surrounding optimal strategies to promote mental health following prostate cancer. This project examines whether exercise aids in the management of mental health issues in men with prostate cancer. A unique approach to delivering mental health care services is proposed which aims to facilitate engagement by men through an intervention that is tailored to prostate cancer patients – Exercise Therapy.
What’s Involved with Exercise Therapy?
Who is this research study for?
Men with prostate cancer who may be experiencing some level of concern with their mental wellbeing
Need to be able to read and speak English
What does participation involve?
3 month best-practice exercise intervention
Supervised by an accredited exercise physiologist who specialises in prostate cancer
Individualised exercise prescription
Small group exercise sessions
Delivered in one of 5 exercise clinics throughout Melbourne and a centre in Shepparton