Establishing a men’s lived experience network
*Please note, the recording does not include the content covered in the workshop breakout rooms.
Organisation Involved: Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF), Qantas Founders’ Museum & Roses in the Ocean
Workshop Facilitators: Jonathon Bedloe (AMHF), Tony Martin (Qantas Founders’ Museum), James Gallacher, Layne Stretton, Sam Fewings, Tynan Narywoncyk & Adriel Burley
Workshop Duration: 1.5 hours
With 75% of suicides in Australia being attributed to men, men have recently been recognised as a key priority group in regard to suicide prevention. We need to hear far more of the wisdom and expertise of our fathers, brothers, sons, uncles and mates. The National Men’s Health Forum and Roses in the Ocean are joining together to establish a National Men’s Lived Experience of Suicide Network.
This workshop sought to:
– Explore if we could engage more men in suicide prevention
– Identify the barriers to men accessing support
– Discuss types of support men actually want
– Determine the role of a National Men’s Lived Experience of Suicide Network