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A documentary about masculinity in the context of male health and wellbeing

Movember Funding to Date

AUD 2,994,212

What we seek to achieve

To raise awareness about male mental health, and the way this is shaped by expectations associated with masculinity. Through developing and evaluating a documentary and associated social media campaign on male mental health.

Country
Australia
Implemented by
Professor Jane Pirkis, University of Melbourne
Project start date
December 2014
Project Status
In Progress

About the project

The core of the project is the development and broadcasting of a three part documentary on male mental health. The documentary will explore the relationship between masculinity and mental health, doing so via a presenter-led journey. The documentary will have a campaign feel to it, and males from across Australia will be encouraged to contribute their views and experiences via social media. The impact on males in community will be evaluated in three parts: a randomised controlled trial of the documentary; secondary analysis of data from Ten to Men (the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health); and a novel exploration of social media content.

The documentary will be broadcasted on public television. This far-reaching medium has the potential to significantly raise awareness about some of the mental health issues that particularly affect males, including, for example: suicide, drug and alcohol problems, social isolation and a relative reluctance to seek help. Beyond the viewing experience men (and women) will be able to access additional information via an associated website, and engage with the programme and share their own experiences via social media. The social media aspect is important because it will create a heightened level of engagement and increase the impact in terms of rethinking social roles and changing behaviour.

This project is overseen by an Advisory Committee which brings together a unique combination of expertise in male health, mental health, research and evaluation. 

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