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Funded projects
1,200+
Men's Health Partners
20
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20
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Men's Health
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Mental health and suicide prevention
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Craig Martin, Global Director - Mental Health & Suicide Prevention programs
Testicular Cancer
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New Roots: Integrated support for refugee men

Movember Funding to Date

AUD 709,000

What we seek to achieve

To assist newly settled Australians to rebuild their mental wellbeing, in order to more fully participate in their community and society, through the development and piloting of an integrated support model with three components: a smartphone application for the community; an online toolkit for Case Managers; and a community training course for community leaders.

Country
Australia
Implemented by
beyondblue and Settlement Services International (SSI)
Project start date
August 2014
Project Status
In Progress

About the project

Settlement Services International (SSI) in partnership with beyondblue, will oversee the development of a three-tiered integrated support program to be piloted with three communities of refugee men (Arabic, Farsi/Dari and Tamil), predominately aged between 20 and 50 years: 

  •  A smartphone application with bi-lingual language options will facilitate personal wellbeing (including physical and mental wellbeing, confidence, safety and self-esteem) and social participation (including building English proficiency and participation in community life, such as capacity to use community and government services). It was co-designed with the community and includes a 'mood mapper' to prompt relevant next steps for managing mental health.
  • An online toolkit for SSI Case Managers will improve the capacity of case managers to ‘have the conversation’ about depression and anxiety; provide instructions on use and implementation of the New Roots App and how to ensure the app does not always replace face-to-face engagement. The four sections of the toolkit are: Wellbeing and Settlement; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Engaging Clients; Taking Action.
  • A training course for leaders from each of the target communities which will provide strategies to improve understanding of anxiety/depression and psychological distress; give practical advice and strategies on supporting men to take action who are experiencing anxiety/depression in their community; and encourage a community wide conversation on anxiety and depression which will assist in reducing stigma. Community consultation has confirmed a strong ethos among community leaders of a shared responsibility to support newly arrived community members to settle in Australia.
  • This project is a twelve month pilot conducted in NSW only by SSI and externally evaluated. A determination on the continued provision of the project will be made after delivery of the Final Evaluation Report in December 2016.

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