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Male Mental Health and Suicide Research
Sharing knowledge about current research into male mental health and suicide prevention can only help to contribute to putting male suicide prevention into the national spotlight.
This page is the start of a collation of recent male suicide and mental health research articles, papers and research reports, to support building the evidence base around male suicide prevention policy.
Strengthening men’s social connections and understanding more about what male depression ‘looks like’ could be key steps to engage men with services to reduce male suicide.
Aimed at developing initiatives to reduce the suicide rate and mental health issues in working age Australian men.
Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP): Suicidal Behaviors in Men: Determinants and Prevention in Australia
This report investigates suicidal behaviour in Australian men, presenting current research on factors behind male vulnerability to suicide, how male suicides can be prevented, and activities currently undertaken that aim to reduce suicidal behaviours.
In May 2012, Beyond Blue commissioned Hall & Partners | Open Mind to conduct a market research project into men’s help-seeking behaviours. The research aimed to build upon what is already known about the barriers and motivators shaping men’s help-seeking behaviours.
These resources are aimed at stigma reduction through de-bunking myths about depression, challenging stereotypes, normalising depression and empowering participants.
An innovative digital intervention designed to reduce stigma associated with a lived experience of suicide unite males from Australia’s community of farming, aged 30-64, affected by suicide.
MATES: Are Young Men Getting the Message? Age Differences in Suicide Prevention Literacy among Male Construction Workers
Suicide is a leading cause of death among young men. Help-seeking is known to be poor among this group, and little is known about what interventions are most successful in improving suicide prevention literacy among young men.
MATES: Shifting Beliefs about Suicide: Pre-Post Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Program for Workers in the Construction Industry
This paper examines the effectiveness of the General Awareness Training (GAT) program in shifting suicide beliefs.
MATES: An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Mates in Construction program: Results of a mixed-method, twophase study
In 2017 the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) was contracted by Mates in Construction (MIC) to conduct an evaluation of their training program.
MATES: A Longitudinal Assessment of Two Suicide Prevention Training Programs for the Construction Industry
As part of a suite of early intervention training and support services, Mates in Construction (MATES) provide two general awareness programs to promote mental health and suicide awareness and encourage help-offering and help-seeking in construction workers.