We aim to transform the way you make informed decisions, receive care, manage symptoms and share lived experiences — by supporting and guiding you through every step of the prostate cancer journey.
Below, learn more about who we are and what fuels our mission.
Many tāne with prostate cancer have questions about treatment, common changes to sex and intimacy, unexpected bathroom trips, and much more. We provide online tools, education and resources that tackle these life changes head on, so you feel more empowered to manage them. Your quality of life is of the utmost importance to us.
With more knowledge and free, personalised tools, we aim to help more tāne take charge of their health. Explore articles on our website to learn more on what to expect after treatment, how to cope with it all and where to find support.
True North is currently active in 7 countries. Our international network includes patient advocates, doctors, nurses, specialists, researchers and health organisations from around the world, working together to improve prostate cancer care for all.
This collaborative approach allows us to:
give tāne a platform to share their prostate cancer experience
provide the latest leading knowledge on care and treatment
guide tāne, doctors, partners and caregivers to make key decisions as a team
find out the best and most worthwhile ways to improve care and support for tāne living with and beyond a diagnosis of prostate cancer
In New Zealand, True North collaborated with the Maori community, health care providers and local institutions to create Oranga Tū (a healthy stand), a kaupapa Māori (Māori co-design) project. Oranga Tu aims to increase awareness and bring systemic change to the healthcare approach in Maori communities by understanding what is important to Māori tāne and their whānau who are living with prostate cancer. Learn more about Oranga Tu and hear from Maori men who have been impacted by a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
True North has been created with invaluable contributions from tāne with prostate cancer, as well as the wonderful people that love and care for them. We are deeply grateful to each and every participant for their input and support.
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of tāne health on a global scale. Movember addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by tāne: mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. True North is a critical prostate cancer initiative that is 100% funded by Movember.
Got a little time? Take a moment to share your prostate cancer experience with True North. Your feedback will help us create an even better website and tools for the entire prostate cancer community.