Five of the leading voices in male suicide prevention will get together for a “Big Debate” as they wrestle with the question “How Do We Make Male Suicide a National Priority?” The debate takes place on Day 1 of the Men’s Health Connected which launches on Monday 1st June for the first of a series of online events focused on men’s mental health and male suicide prevention.
In recent years there has been a marked increase in publicly funded initiatives that target male suicide. Much of this work has be commissioned by Primary Health Networks (PHNs). This event brings together PHNs from around Australia to share their experiences of working to prevent male suicide at a local level.
Our national approach to preventing suicide is directed by policies and strategies that are gender blind and don’t take into account the specific needs. Today’s event takes a look at the current policy landscape to identify opportunities to make Australia’s suicide prevention policy more male-friendly.
Men and boys living in rural and remote areas are at increased risk of a range of physical illnesses, injuries, mental ill-health and suicide. This event brings together experts and practitioners who are committed to improving the mental health of men in rural and remote communities..
What’s the current state of older men’s mental health in Australia? How is COVID-19 impacting older men’s mental health? What are the key things we can do to keep older men mentally well and healthy? These are some of the big questions we’ll address during today’s event.
In recent years there has been an explosion of grassroots, men’s mental health projects, setting up in communities all over Australia. If you want to learn about or get involved in this men’s mental health movement, this is the event for you.