Our work with men

Australian men generally have lower rates of mental health literacy, help-seeking behaviour and face numerous barriers to help-seeking, such as stigma. In Australia, men account for 75 per cent of deaths by suicide.1

We encourage men to take action against depression, anxiety and suicide, and to reduce stigma through a collaborative approach to programs, knowledge building and policy.

Find out more about our work

Programs

Beyond Barriers

Between 2012 and 2014 beyondblue implemented the Beyond Barriers Strategy to encourage men to take action against anxiety and depression through reducing barriers to seeking support. 

Healthy Dads

The Healthy Dads project aims to support the mental health of men during the transition to fatherhood.

Social connectedness program

This program aims to demonstrate how depression, anxiety and suicide can be prevented through early interventions targeted at enhancing social connectedness for men and pioneer a preventative, wellbeing-focused approach to mental health interventions.

New Roots

Operating between July 2014 and December 2016 the New Roots project promoted good mental health of males recently settled in Australia through a humanitarian visa from the Arabic, Farsi-Dari and Tamil speaking communities.

Reducing stigma in men

This project is focusing on commissioning research into reducing the stigma attached to depression and anxiety in men. 

The Shed Online

The Shed Online was a public health initiative developed by beyondblue with the support of the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA).


Our research relating to men

Research projects

beyondblue funds a variety of research which contributes to the understanding and knowledge of depression and anxiety in men, and regularly evaluates its projects targeting men.

Resources 

beyondblue offers a free catalogue of resources on depression, anxiety, and suicide for people, partners, family and friends, and for health professionals who work in mental health.

Partnerships

Australian Men’s Shed Association

beyondblue and the Australian Men’s Shed Association have partnered up to reach ‘Shedders’ in both physical and virtual sheds.

Movember Foundation

Together, beyondblue and the Movember Foundation are changing the face of men's health by raising awareness of depression and anxiety and breaking down the stigma attached to these conditions. 

Young and Well CRC

beyondblue has partnered with the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre to enable a range of projects, funded through support from the Movember Foundation, to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety among young men and promote help-seeking behaviour using digital technology.

Andrology Australia

Andrology Australia manages a program of activities to enhance the reproductive health of males through community and professional education programs and building the evidence-base and research capacity in male reproductive health.

beyondblue and Andrology Australia work collaboratively through the sharing of information to the benefit of the community. 

Male Health Victoria

Male Health Victoria is the peak, not-for-profit, community organisation working to improve the health and wellbeing of men and boys in the state of Victoria.

beyondblue has a Memorandum of Understanding with Male Health Victoria to ensure close collaboration and the sharing of information to the benefit of the community.

More information on men

beyondblue works to equip men with the knowledge and skills to maintain their own good mental health and wellbeing, and recognise symptoms in people close to them, in order to prevent the development of a mental health condition.

Read more information, advice and personal stories of men's experiences with depression, anxiety and suicide.

Find out more

1. For a full list of references for the statistics on this page, and any others across the website, please visit the references page and search through the relevant category.