Friday, 10 February 2012

Men at work... Check out beyondblue's interactive online program

Research shows that even when men are depressed or anxious, they are still reluctant to ask for help or information, or talk to their colleagues at work about how they're feeling. They may feel embarrassed or may believe that people will think they are weak if they feel they can't cope. We also know that 53% of men say if they wanted information about depression they would search online.

In order to reach out to men in the workplace, with funding from the Federal Government, beyondblue has developed a new FREE online interactive awareness program about signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety - and how to get help for yourself or a colleague.

Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, said the new program was part of the Government's commitment to raise awareness of mental health issues in men who are traditionally harder to reach, less likely to seek help and therefore, at greater risk of suicide.

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