Male-Specific SP Resources with a lived experience lens

View our range of resources that provide male-focussed lived experience perspectives and insights.


Veteran & Defence Suicide Prevention

This video is an open and frank discussion offering practical support and insight for the Defence and Veteran community as the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide begins in Australia. Speaking in this video is a powerful voice within our Lived Experience Collective, Tynan Narywonczyk, Adriel Burley, Senior Project Officer for Operation Compass – The Oasis Townsville, and Michael Burge, Veteran with a lived experience of suicide and an experienced Veteran Peer Worker, with extensive advocacy work in suicide prevention for the veteran-community.

Men Talking to Men About Suicide

Lived Experience Collective members, James Gallacher, Bruce McMillan, Graeme Holdsworth and Glen Poole talk to each other about suicide.



The death of his 22-year-old brother, James, to suicide challenged Andrew’s understanding of mental health and suicide, his faith and his behaviour as a male of the species.


A single farmer, living alone, isolated and remote with too much time to think about life’s challenges. Kym’s story is likely quite common in rural and regional Australia.


Best mates Tom and Adam ‘grew into men with each other’ until six years ago when Adam took his own life. Tom discusses the grieving process, the darkness, and the supportive networks around him.


Graeme Holdsworth is a retired architect who has spent most of his professional career in project management, on large-scale developments such as the Crown Casino. On the surface, all appeared well, but dig a little deeper and the cracks were beginning to show.


Justin Geange is a family man and tireless worker for suicide prevention, with the charity Mates In Construction. A man of faith, he reveals how surviving suicide has taught him the importance of living in the moment and appreciating the small things in life.

Les “the Gunnadoo cowboy”

Such was the workload and the emotion associated with the tragedy of the 2011 floods, Les began to feel a sense of detachment and isolation from the ones he loved. This culminated in the return of depression and suicidal ideation. Les talks about the road to recovery, along with the struggles he still faces.


Mark discusses the unique situations same sex couples face when their partner dies by suicide and how the system viewed same sex couples over 10 years ago when there were little protection or official acknowledgement of same sex couples in the community or the law.


Tynan Narywonczyk is a young man who rebuilt his life after a crippling workplace accident that left him in a coma and on work cover for three years. The recovery process and the endless negative assessment of his future by his doctors led him to suicidal thoughts.


As a police officer, Andy personally witnessed suicide and the impacts that it had on communities and families, but he never foresaw a time when a young officer would knock on his door to tell him of the tragic loss of his son Glen. Andy speaks about the prevailing stigma in the police force around suicide.


Why I grow my hair – Justin Geange