Resources

Prostate Health & General Information

Australian Prostate Centre (APC) has a dedicated men’s health centre and deals with all prostate related issues.

Healthy Male  (formerly called Andrology Australia) is an excellent organisation dealing with all men’s reproductive health, including the prostate.

Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia (PCFA) is the main organisation for information about prostate cancer and support groups.

Incontinence Help

Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA) is the go-to site for anyone with bladder or bowel control problems.  They offer so much support and have an excellent free magazine, Bridge.

Modibodi offers a range of reusable pee-proof undies in trunk or brief style.

Pjama Down Under produces a range of bedwetting shorts to make life easier for anyone who suffers from bedwetting. They take the stress out of sleepovers, camps, family trips or any night away from home.

Support for Men

Australian Men’s Shed Association is one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.  You can use their site to find a Men’s Shed near you, or get info on how you can set one up in your area.

MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.

Open Arms offers mental health and wellbeing support for current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families.

Support for Partners

Carers Australia is the national organisation for all carers.  Their website has a Carer Gateway that links to a new nationwide network of Carer Gateway service providers delivering a range of support services to unpaid carers.

On Facebook – Prostate Cancer Partners Australia you can find a support group for partners – it is limited to Australian residents who are partners of men with prostate cancer.  Be aware that Facebook has had privacy issues in the past.  This group provides emotional support, mainly through sharing stories and non-medical advice.

Intimacy & Sex

A Touchy Subject is run by Victoria Cullen, Sexual Function Specialist.  She helps people recover confidence and rehabilitate after their sexual health shifts.  Victoria also runs webinars covering “touchy subjects” like Erections & ED, Erection Rehab, and Exercise & ED.

ConnectAble Therapies is a site run by Tess Deveze, an Occupational Therapist, Sexuality Consultant & Facilitator, whose consulting service specialises in sexuality, intimacy, arousal, communication, and partner dynamics.

Passionfruit the Sensuality Shop is a fabulous source of products to enhance sensuality in a way that includes emotion, intellect, humour and love.

Books to help relationships

Dr Rosie King – Where did my libido go?  
Written for women, but would be a great way for men to understand their partners.  Full of great advice that will help couples to rebuild the intimacy in their relationship.

Jane Lewis – Me & my menopausal vagina 
Menopause can cause some women to dread sex – and can affect their lives more profoundly than I ever thought possible.  Excellent book which can help women to tame the pain in their vaginas.

Noel Giblett – Marriage is for Grown-Ups
Alan thinks highly of this book, written by a relationship counsellor who works in Western Australia.

Dr Robin L. Smith – Lies at the Altar: The Truth about Great Marriages
This is an American publication with plenty of helpful exercises for couples to use (we have used them & they are effective).

Books about Prostate Cancer

Associate Professor Prem Rashid – Prostate Cancer: Your guide to the disease, treatment options and outcomes  (third edition) 
This is an excellent book – so informative and covering so much.  Easily readable and full of photographs, diagrams and really useful advice.  So good that it’s in it’s third edition!

Associate Professor Craig Allingham – Prostate Recovery Map: Men’s action plan
Craig is a men’s health physiotherapist, so he definitely knows how to help men regain continence, sexual function and strength.

Reiki Information

Reiki Australia is the leading Australian professional association for Reiki practitioners.

Reiki Evolution is run by Taggart King, a UK-based Reiki teacher and writer.

Reiki in Medicine is run by Pamela Miles, a well-known and respected Reiki teacher and advocate.  Pamela is based in New York.