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Media-based male suicide prevention campaign

This study will test the effects of watching a four-minute video developed for the Buoy Project on the health and wellbeing of Australian men. The research design will also ensure that the video is safe for release in the broader community, that is, that it has no negative effects. To do this, we will recruit 446 men who will watch the video and complete three surveys over a five-week period. We will test the effects of the video at one and four weeks after baseline. We will also assess whether this intervention is cost-effective. This study is underway and will be completed by November 2021.

This project is a partnership between the University of Melbourne (responsible for the evaluation), Heiress Films (who have created the video), Gotcha4Life (a not-for-profit suicide prevention organisation for men) and Everymind (a not-for-profit mental health and suicide prevention organisation delivering education programs nationally).

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 Angela Nicholas
University of Melbourne
Dr Angela Nicholas University of Melbourne
Dr Maria Ftanou
University of Melbourne
Dr Maria Ftanou University of Melbourne
Ms Simone Scotti Requena
Ms Simone Scotti Requena

Lead university

University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne

Partner organisations