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. This project was a Victorian Medical Research Fellowship awarded to Allison Milner in 2017 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 focused on employment contexts as being influential on male health, and Allison's project was to provide evidence that can feed into workplace prevention programs and mental health service delivery. The project seeks to identify how men's 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.
There are a range of Australian databases used in this study 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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