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Does Australia need a male suicide prevention plan?

The Australian Men's Health Forum is calling on the Government to develop a national plan to prevent male suicide.

The call coincides with the publication of a new report highlighting the fact that Government-funded services and programs have a poor record of reaching men, who account for 3 out of 4 deaths by suicide in Australia.

The Time to Act on Male Suicide report will be formally launched at online webinar to be held on Tuesday 27 June 2023. You can register to attend the launch at the Men's Health Connected website

The launch event will be followed by a discussion on the direction of the next National Suicide Prevention Strategy, to be published later this year. With men accounting for 75% of all suicides in Australia, find out why the Australian Men's Health is recommending that the Government develops a Male Suicide Prevention Action Plan.

You can also attend the post-launch discussion by registering at the Men's Health Connected website.

Sign our petition calling for action

To help raise the profile of the Time to Act on Male Suicide  report, AMHF has launched a petition to the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, calling for action on the issue of male suicide. Suicide currently kills six men a day in Australia, and is the leading cause of death in men under 55. The petition calls for the Government to target support and funding toward men at risk by launching a Male Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Australia. 

Download a copy of the report and sign the petition.


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