A Model of Care
This research project was funded by the National Mental Health Commission and conducted by The Men’s Table in collaboration with Partners in Practice.
This report explores the evidence for some of the factors in men’s lives that are driing the development of mental health issues and suicidal behaviours with a particular focus on social isolation.
Of the eight suicides that occur each day in Australia, six of those will be men (ABS, 2019) and the situation is serious enough to support broad prevention and early intervention as priorities to improve men’s health. (Beyond Blue, 2019; Men’s Health Strategy, 2019)
This report explores the evidence behind the deceptively simple approach of The Men’s Table, and puts forward a model for preventative men’s mental health that sits outside the healthcare system, building protective factors into the lives of men and their families before health interventions are needed.