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's research aims to develop initiatives to reduce the suicide rate and mental health issues in working age men over a four year study. The program of work focuses on employment contexts as being influential on male health, and will produce evidence that can feed into workplace prevention programs and mental health service delivery. This program of work seeks to identify how men use of and access to primary health care and mental health services influences their mental health outcomes. The intention is to identify health system interventions that best address the needs of men with mental health problems.
We are working with a range of Australian databases including Ten to Men, a cohort study of about 15,000 men aged 10-55 years at baseline, and the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) data.
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