As highlighted at the 2017 HNE Male Health Forum, intentional selfharm or suicide ranked as the second biggest threat to male life in Australia, accounting for 77,709 potential years of male life lost in 2015*
Many psycho-social factors have been identified that could lead males to suicide such as Stereotyping (‘a real man is…’), Blaming (‘men don’t care about their health’), ‘Stoicism’ (‘real men don’t ask for help’), Denial (‘she’ll be right mate’) and Invalidation (‘men can’t be victims of DV’); raising the question “Are we doing enough to address these factors as a possible root cause of male despair?”
If you have an interest in reducing the crisis of male suicide and despair in our community, please come to a Mini Forum on Thursday 31 August 2017 to be held in the CACS-GNS Conference Room, Level 2, Harker Building, from 10:00 am – 11:15 am.
The forum will commence with a presentation by Jacqui Brown, HNE Health Employee Assistance Counsellor and continue with an open forum discussion posing the important question: “How can we, as a Network, best work together to address this critical issue?"
To assist with planning, please phone the HNE Men’s Health Coordinator on (02) 49246317 or email email@example.com
* see Australian Bureau of Statistics website for details.
August 31, 2017
10:00am - 11:15am
Level 2, Harker Building,
Wallsend NSW 2287