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Men’s mental health support

Acumen is committed to addressing men’s mental health issues, helping men to build strong mental health.

The prevalence of work-related mental health conditions is on the rise, resulting in over four times longer periods of absence from work compared to other injuries. Consequently, it stands out as one of the most expensive forms of workplace injury. Mental health claims not only lead to significantly more time off work but also entail higher compensation compared to physical injuries and diseases1.

Adding to the concern is the state of men’s mental health in Australia, where 75% of suicide deaths are men. Alarmingly, over six men succumb to suicide every day, and they are notably less inclined to seek help for mental health issues2.

75% of deaths from suicide are men

Individuals

More than six men die by suicide in Australia every day

Individuals

Men are much less likely to seek help for mental health issues

Individuals

How Acumen is helping men to build strong mental health

Recognising the challenges that men face, Acumen is committed to addressing men’s mental health issues.

We are dedicated to educating staff in psychological injury management, with now over 45% of our workforce experienced in this area.


What the literature says works3:

  • Take an individualised approach
  • Focus on the person and not the condition
  • Establish rapport early
  • Consider coaching
  • Provide self help support
  • Build resilience
  • Support social connection
  • Encourage exercise
  • Make it engaging
  • Role models
  • Be clear and share control
  • ‘Do’ it, don’t just ‘talk’ it


Acumen’s evidence-based practices to support men’s mental health

Our actionable framework and range of evidence-informed practices assist men in navigating their unique challenges.

Mentally Minded blog

We have developed a supportive tool to regularly connect with men and assist them to maintain strong mental heath – Acumen’s Mentally Minded blog.

Released monthly, this engaging blog provides insights and information spanning the five key pillars of wellbeing – physical, emotional, career, social and financial.

Access the blog via LinkedIn.

To refer a client or for more information, please contact us


1 Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia, 2023 – Safe Work Australia

2 Data and statistics – Lifeline

3 Men in and out of treatment for depression: Strategies for improved engagement – ZE Seidler, SM Rice, JL Oliffe, AS Fogarty, HM Dhillon, Australian Psychologist

Why choose Acumen Health?

Wherever you need us, we can help

Our teams deliver services Australia-wide so wherever you, your employees or your clients are based, we’ll be there to help.

People first

An evidence-based holistic approach places a person’s health and wellbeing at the centre of everything we do.

Benefit from experience

Our consultants are health professionals with extensive industry experience, so you get the highest quality advice, assessments and reports.

Building partnerships

We work collaboratively and take the time to understand your needs to tailor our services and support to deliver you the best outcomes.

Acumen Health can service your needs right across Australia