I'm Just A Man
beyondblue 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.
Men are encouraged 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.