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Lifeline Australia

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. 

Researchers

Professor Jane Pirkis,
University of Melbourne
Professor Jane Pirkis, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Simon Rice,
Orygen, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Simon Rice, Orygen, University of Melbourne
Dr Tara Hunt
Dr Tara Hunt
Dr Anna Brooks
Dr Anna Brooks
Ms Katherine Trail
Ms Katherine Trail

Lead institutions

University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne
Orygen
Orygen

Partner organisations

Lifeline Australia
Lifeline Australia