Engaging men in counselling

Engaging men in counselling

More men than ever are seeking help for mental health, yet still the suicide rate is over 75% men.1

To make sure practitioners have all the tools they need, Orygen are working with Movember to develop an online training program for clinicians. The program will focus on how clinicians can engage male clients in counselling and better respond to their distress.

To inform this training, we’re starting with two surveys – one for men who have been in counselling, which will help us understand their experiences, and one for for all clinicians who work with men, to understand how we can make sure all men get the help they need.

If you are male, aged 16+ and live in Australia, you can complete our short client survey here: https://bit.ly/3374zPe

If you are a clinician who works with male clients in Australia, you can complete our short clinician survey here:  https://bit.ly/2UdsTwa

1. Harris, M. G., Diminic, S., Reavley, N., Baxter, A., Pirkis, J., & Whiteford, H. A. Males’ mental health disadvantage: an estimation of gender-specific changes in service utilisation for mental and substance use disorders in Australia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 2015; 49(9): 821-832.