New funding for suicide prevention among new dads

HEU researchers Dr Jemimah Ride and Associate Professor Kim Dalziel are part of team awarded funding under the Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission to research suicide prevention among new dads. The project is led by Associate Professor Rebecca Giallo at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. The project will receive $951,000 to research suicide prevention among men in early fatherhood. One of the highest rates of suicide among men coincides with becoming fathers and raising young children. This project will develop effective interventions to improve men's mental health during early fatherhood, and our health economists will focus on analysing the cost effectiveness of the program to support future policy and practice.