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Beyond Blue work with men
Australian men generally have lower rates of mental health literacy, help-seeking behaviour and face numerous barriers to help-seeking, such as stigma. In Australia, men account for 75 per cent of deaths by suicide.1
We encourage men to take action against depression, anxiety and suicide, and to reduce stigma through a collaborative approach to programs, knowledge building and policy.
Between 2012 and 2014 beyondblue implemented the Beyond Barriers Strategy to encourage men to take action against anxiety and depression through reducing barriers to seeking support.
This program aims to demonstrate how depression, anxiety and suicide can be prevented through early interventions targeted at enhancing social connectedness for men and pioneer a preventative, wellbeing-focused approach to mental health interventions.
Operating between July 2014 and December 2016 the New Roots project promoted good mental health of males recently settled in Australia through a humanitarian visa from the Arabic, Farsi-Dari and Tamil speaking communities.
Research at beyondblue
Research underpins all beyondblue's work, reflecting our commitment to evidence-based practice and continuous improvement. beyondblue is both a funder of research and a translator of research evidence into policy, practice and behaviour change through our programs and services.
beyondblue is a major funder of research into depression, anxiety and suicide in Australia. Since 2000, beyondblue has invested more than $65 million in depression, anxiety and suicide prevention research. Through this investment we have contributed to pioneering developments in the field of perinatal depression and youth, LGBTI, mens' and older people's mental health, as well as more broadly to the field of depression, anxiety and suicide research.