SUICIDE PREVENTION, MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION, WORK SAFETY, WORKPLACE, MEN'S HEALTH
Grant number: 1134499 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021
We will evaluate a smart-phone based suicide prevention program for the construction industry called MatesMonitor. This will complement face-to-face training provided by an industry-wide suicide prevention program. MatesMonitor will provide education and awareness about suicide prevention and additional social support through regular contacts with participants. We anticipate MatesMonitor will result in improved suicide prevention literacy, and reduced suicide ideation and self harm.
Related publications (18)
Gendered working environments as a determinant of mental health inequalities: a systematic review of 27 studies
Allison Milner, Anna Joy Scovelle, Tania King, Claudia Marck, Ashley McAllister, Anne Kavanagh, Marissa Shields, Eszter Torok, Humaira Maheen, Adrienne O'Neil
BACKGROUND: 'Gendered working environments' describes the ways in which (1) differential selection into work, (2) variations in em..
Expressions of masculinity and associations with suicidal ideation among young males
Tania L King, Marissa Shields, Victor Sojo, Galina Daraganova, Dianne Currier, Adrienne O’Neil, Kylie King, Allison Milner
Background Adolescent boys and young men are at particular risk of suicide. Suicidal ideation is an important risk factor for suic..
Male-Dominated Occupations, Employment Status, and Suicidal Behaviors Among Australian Men A Follow-Up Study Using Two Waves of Data From the Ten to Men Cohort
Allison J Milner, Marissa Shields, Dianne Currier, Tania L King
Background: Suicide rates are higher among unemployed men as well as those employed in male-dominated occupations such as construc..
An intersectional approach to understandings of mental health inequalities among men with disability
Tania L King, Marissa Shields, Tom Shakespeare, Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh
Disability is a key social identity or social category that is associated with significant social disadvantage. For men, having a ..
Treatment-seeking differences for mental health problems in male- and non-male-dominated occupations: evidence from the HILDA cohort
A Milner, AJ Scovelle, T King
BACKGROUND: There is a well-established gender divide among people who do and do not seek professional help from mental health pro..
The Influence of Masculine Norms and Mental Health on Health Literacy Among Men: Evidence From the Ten to Men Study
Allison Milner, Marissa Shields, Tania King
Background: Adherence to masculine norms, such as self-reliance, has been thought to predict lower health literacy. Additionally, ..
Exposure to work stress and use of psychotropic medications: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Allison Milner, Anna J Scovelle, Tania L King, Ida Madsen
BACKGROUND: There is good evidence that job stressors are prospectively related to mental health problems, particularly depressive..
A blended face-to-face and smartphone intervention for suicide prevention in the construction industry: protocol for a randomized controlled trial with MATES in Construction
A Milner, TL King, AJ Scovelle, PJ Batterham, B Kelly, AD LaMontagne, SB Harvey, J Gullestrup, C Lockwood
Background: Construction workers are at elevated risk of suicide. MATES in Construction (MATES) is one of the few suicide preventi..
Are young men getting the message? Age differences in suicide prevention literacy among male construction workers.
T King, Philip J Batterham, Helen Lingard, Jorgen Gullestrup, Chris Lockwood, Samuel B Harvey, Brian Kelly, Anthony D LaMontagne, Allison Milner
Suicide is a leading cause of death among young men. Help-seeking is known to be poor among this group, and little is known about ..
Treatment seeking by employment characteristics among Australian males: a longitudinal study from the Ten to Men study
A Milner, TL King, AJ Scovelle, D Currier, MJ Spittal
OBJECTIVES: Men are less likely to seek treatment for mental health problems than women; however, the structural employment-relate..
Depression literacy and help-seeking in Australian police
Nicola J Reavley, Allison J Milner, Angela Martin, Lay San Too, Alicia Papas, Katrina Witt, Tessa Keegel, Anthony D LaMontagne
OBJECTIVE: To assess depression literacy, help-seeking and help-offering to others in members of the police force in the state of ..
Shifting Beliefs about Suicide: Pre-Post Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Program for Workers in the Construction Industry
Tania L King, Jorgen Gullestrup, Philip J Batterham, Brian Kelly, Chris Lockwood, Helen Lingard, Samuel B Harvey, Anthony D LaMontagne, Allison Milner
Suicide is a significant health problem that is known to disproportionately affect those employed in manual occupations, including..
The Influence of Masculine Norms and Occupational Factors on Mental Health: Evidence From the Baseline of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health
Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh, Tania King, Dianne Currier
Men employed in male-dominated occupations are at elevated risk of work-related fatalities, injuries, and suicide. Prior research ..
Male suicide among construction workers in Australia: a qualitative analysis of the major stressors precipitating death
Allison Milner, Humaira Maheen, Dianne Currier, Anthony D LaMontagne
BACKGROUND: Suicide rates among those employed in male-dominated professions such as construction are elevated compared to other o..