Team led by Jane Pirkis receives $5.6 million research grant.
A team led by Professor Jane Pirkis comprising 5 universities and 14 partner organisations has received a significant grant as part of the Commonwealth’s Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission. The project, run out of the Centre for Mental Health, will receive $5.6 million to research the prevention of suicide in boys and men. 75% of all Australian suicides are by males. This research will trial five interventions designed to encourage men to seek help. It will also trial two interventions designed to ensure that if men and boys seek help from telephone crisis support workers and psychologists, these providers can offer services that meet their needs.