Journal article

Evaluating the effectiveness of a website about masculinity and suicide to prompt help-seeking

Kylie King, Marisa Schlichthorst, Jackie Turnure, Andrea Phelps, Matthew J Spittal, Jane Pirkis

Health Promot J Austr | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

ISSUE ADDRESSED: A website was designed to form the core of a multimedia strategy surrounding the Man Up documentary - a three-part documentary that aimed to address the problem of male suicide in Australia. Together these formed a media-based, public health intervention that explored the link between masculinity and suicide and promoted help-seeking. This is of great importance given the demonstrated link between masculine norms, men's reduced help-seeking and suicidal thinking. This study assesses the website's effectiveness in facilitating help-seeking and fostering conversations about suicide, mental health and help-seeking. Help-seeking indicators included website clicks to helping orga..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for Man Up was provided by the Movember Foundation. Funds supported the development of the documentary and associated social media campaign, as well as their evaluation. TheMovember Foundation had no role in the design or conduct of the study reported here or in preparation of this manuscript.