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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.

Researchers

Dr Zac Seidler
Movember, Orygen, University of Melbourne
Dr Zac Seidler Movember, Orygen, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Simon Rice
Orygen, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Simon Rice Orygen, University of Melbourne
Dr John Oliffe
University of British Columbia
Dr John Oliffe University of British Columbia
Mr Michael Wilson
Mr Michael Wilson
Ms Krista Fisher
Ms Krista Fisher
Mr Glenn Lee
Mr Glenn Lee
Nicholas Toogood
Nicholas Toogood

Lead institutions

Partner organisations

Movember Foundation
Movember Foundation