Unravelling Men's Depression and Suicide

Free Public Lecture

Unravelling Men's Depression and Suicide

Carillo Gantner Theatre
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
761 Swanston Street


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This Movember, the Melbourne School of Health Sciences invites you to a special event shining a light on a significant global priority for men's health.

Keynote speaker Professor John Oliffe will provide an overview of specific male depressive symptoms, the role of masculinity in help-seeking, treatment uptake and self-management of mental health issues. John and a panel of experts will share advances in health interventions for men and their families, and the lessons learnt from delivering community and e-health programs.

Professor John Ollife:

John Oliffe is Professor and Associate Director of Research at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia and an Honorary of the Department of Nursing Melbourne School of Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. As the founder and lead investigator of UBC's Men's Health Research program his work focuses on the influence of masculinity on men's mental health behaviours, illness, management, impact on partners, families and life quality. His research informs a suite of men's health interventions offering guidance to clinicians and researchers and his work recently featured in the documentary, "A Short Essay on Men".

Expert Panel


  • Professor Rob Moodie
    Professor Rob Moodie, Deputy Head, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Dr Zac Seidler
    Dr Zac Seidler, Director of Health Professional Training, Movember Foundation
  • Mr Jack Bulman
    Mr Jack Bulman, Chief Executive Officer, Mibbinbah Spirit Healing
  • Associate Professor Grant Blashki
    Associate Professor Grant Blashki, Lead Clinical Advisor, Beyond Blue
  • Dr Simon Rice
    Dr Simon Rice, Clinical Psychologist, Young Men's Mental Health Program, Orygen Youth Health