A randomised controlled trial of a specialist service delivery for men calling crisis centres developed with Lifeline Australia.
The University of Melbourne and Orygen are partnering with Lifeline, Australia’s largest provider of 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services, to design and test a model of service delivery created specifically for men.
The efficacy of the developed intervention will be evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. Male callers who fulfil the inclusion criteria will be invited to participate in a short survey to assess outcomes at the end of the call. The intervention group will then be compared with the standard Lifeline intervention group to assess the effectiveness of a specialist intervention for men calling a crisis line. No follow-up assessment will occur as Lifeline calls are anonymous.