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Male Suicide Risk and Prevention

This workshop examines reasons for the male dominance of suicide and discusses approaches to suicide prevention for men, including wellbeing and suicide prevention programmes in male dominated workplaces.



Men account for most of New Zealand's suicides every year, and die by suicide at three times the rate of women. This workshop examines reasons for the male dominance of suicide, and discusses approaches to suicide prevention for men.

This workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in suicide in men, including health and social service providers, workplace managers, health and safety managers, Employment Assistance Programme (EAP) providers, social workers, counsellors and other stakeholders. 


Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Men and suicide - an overview

  • Gender differences

  • Risk factors in men

  • Wellbeing and suicide prevention programmes for men

  • Suicide prevention programmes in male-dominated workplaces


Facilitated by leading Suicidologist Dr Annette Beautrais, PHD

Dr Annette Beautrais is New Zealand's most experienced suicidologist. She has been studying suicide research and prevention and educating others on suicide prevention for the past 27 years. Annette is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury and Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the South Canterbury DHB. She has worked with the World Health Organisation and served on the board of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.


Catering: Refreshments and light lunch provided


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