The Stop Male Suicide in Tasmania Seminar Review

The Stop Male Suicide in Tasmania seminar took place in Howrah, Hobart on Tuesday 21st March 2017. The gathering acknowledged and paid respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community as the traditional and original owners, and continuing custodians of the land where we met and acknowledged the Elders, past and present. Around 50 people registered for…

Thinking about male suicide (Tasmania)

The following post provides some of the responses to an attendee survey conducted at the Stop Male Suicide in Tasmania seminar held in Hobart in March 2017: What key things prevent you (or others) taking action to stop male suicide? Feeling inadequate, lack of skills Lack of information, resources Being able to support the person…

Call for speakers: Stop Male Suicide in SA

The Stop Male Suicide project is calling for expressions of interest from speakers interested in taking part in this year’s Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar to be held in Adelaide on Wednesday 28th June 2017. We’d like to hear from anyone with an interest in male suicide; men’s health and wellbeing and male suicide prevention, who has information,…

Call for speakers: Stop Male Suicide in QLD

The Stop Male Suicide project is calling for expressions of interest from speakers interested in taking part in this year’s Stop Male Suicide in QLD seminar to be held in Brisbane on Thursday 15th June. Last year’s event was a great success, featuring speakers from a broad range of organisations including: Lifeline; R U OK?; MATES In…

Call for speakers: Stop Male Suicide in VIC

The Stop Male Suicide project is calling for expressions of interest from speakers interested in taking part in this year’s Stop Male Suicide in VIC seminar to be held in Melbourne on Monday 26th June. Last year’s event was a great success, featuring speakers from a broad range of organisations including: MensLine; R U OK?; LaTrobe…

Suicide is not just a mental health issue says Lifeline

Mental health issues are not the only cause of suicide, according to the CEO of Lifeline, Pete Shmigel, with situational factors such as relationship breakdown and unemployment requiring their own suicide prevention responses. Shmigel made the announcement as he welcomed the news that the COAG Health Council has announced the development of Australia’s first National Suicide…

Most male farmer suicide not caused by mental health issues

New research on male suicide amongst Australian farmers has found that around 4 out of 5 (78%) of suicides studied were linked to situational distress with 1 in 5 (22%) characterised by longstanding mental health issues. The Study by the Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention found that the two most common situational factors…

ABC Radio Hobart features Stop Male Suicide project

In the run up to our recent Stop Male Suicide in Tasmania seminar, we were invited onto ABC Radio Hobart to talk about the event and the issue. The following transcript captures the conversation between presenter Ryk Goddard; Glen Poole of the Stop Male Suicide project and Jonathan Bedloe of the Men’s Resources Tasmania, who…

Stop Male Suicide project now in Tasmania

The Stop Male Suicide project is currently in Tasmania where we will be hosting two events in March and April: Stop Male Suicide in Tasmania Seminar (Hobart, Tuesday 21st March 2017) Male Suicide Prevention Training (Campbell Town, Friday 7th April 2017) Suicide kills six men a day in Australia (and around six men a month…

Male Suicide tops agenda at national men’s health conference

The unacceptably high rate of male suicide in Australia will be one of the key issues discussed at a national men’s health conference to be held in Sydney in four weeks time. With male suicide now claiming six lives a day and costing the economy an estimated $13.75B a year, some of the country’s leading…

The “one thing” that can stop male suicide

By Glen Poole This weekend I was fortunate to be part of a fascinating conversation about preventing male suicide in the UK. It was a conversation of some urgency and importance as it came ahead of a meeting of key players in the suicide prevention field. The conversation was prompted by one of these people…