Men in Mind
Mental health treatment with Men in Mind: Preventing male suicide by training clinicians to work better with men.
Movember and Orygen, Centre for Youth Mental Health have partnered to develop and evaluate the Men in Mind training program. This is an evidence-based, online, five-module training program for mental health clinicians (psychologists, social workers, counsellors, etc.). The focus is on training clinicians to better engage men in mental health treatment, and in doing so, respond more effectively to men’s distress and suicidality. The training has been developed with expert learning and user experience designers at Movember and provides an extensive examination of men’s gender socialisation, strategies for engaging men in therapy, and evidence-based tools to intervene effectively in men’s suicidality.
Participating clinicians will complete measures of their competency and then be randomised to either receive Men in Mind training or be allocated to a waitlist to receive the training at the conclusion of the study. Clinician outcomes will be assessed again after the training and compared to the waitlist control group to understand the effectiveness of Men in Mind.