Tackling the high incidence of suicide in working men
Stressful working conditions are known to be a major risk factor for mental health problems and suicide among men.
Allison Milner is one of four recipients of the newly created Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship. Her research aims to develop initiatives to reduce the suicide rate and mental health issues in working age Australian men.
Her program of work focuses on employment contexts as being influential, and the intention is to identify health system interventions that best address the needs of men with mental health problems. Allison will produce evidence that can feed into workplace prevention programs and mental health service delivery.